FormerMotor Co. Chief Financial Officer Ed Lundy died Oct. 2 at the age of 92.
Lundy was best known as one of “The Whiz Kids,” a group of 10 U.S. Army Air Force officers that was credited for leadingout of potential financial ruin following World War II.
Lundy retired in 1979, but stayed on as a member of the board of directors until 1985.
Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. credits Lundy for the visionary leadership he brought to the auto maker.
“Ed Lundy was a true pioneer in business and is a celebrated figure in Ford history,” he says in a statement. “Hired by the company in 1946 as one of ‘The Whiz Kids,’ he was a consummate professional, role model and leader. During his 33 years of service, Ed Lundy re-wrote the rules of finance in the auto industry. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”