HIROSHIMA – For the first time in a decade, a Ford Motor Co. executive has joined Mazda Motor Corp.’s management team without a sense of crisis. John Parker, 56, arrived here last August. His job: to assist new Mazda President Hisakazu Imaki, who took over from Lewis Booth in a hastily planned shakeup. Ford felt it needed Booth’s services in Europe, where the auto maker is running huge deficits, more than in Asia. (See related story: Fields: Ford, Mazda Appointments Bode Well) In many ...

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