DETROIT – J Mays, vice president-design at Ford Motor Co., is a likeable 49-year-old American who has been head of Ford’s global design team since taking over from Jack Telnack in 1997. Lincoln’s new DNA shows up on upcoming Aviator. It came as a surprise to some, therefore, when Ford announced in December that it was transferring Peter Horbury, former head of its Premier Automotive Group based in Europe, to the U.S. to run Ford’s U.S. design studios. Horbury, who took up his ...

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