HIROSHIMA — Not since Henry Wallace arrived in early 1994 has a Ford Motor Co. executive made such a positive first impression on the people at Mazda Motor Corp. Philip Martens, soft spoken and reflective, and fast winning the respect of his colleagues, may be just the person to smooth over some rough spots that have emerged in the automaker's management structure during the last 12 months. Arriving in Japan last December, the 40-year-old executive cum engineer has moved firmly behind ...

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