Alex J. Trotman, former chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Co., died April 25 in Yorkshire, U.K., following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Valerie and other family members. He was 71. Alex J. Trotman Trotman retired from Ford in December 1998, following a 43-year career with the company. Born in Middlesex, U.K., and raised in Scotland, Trotman joined the auto maker’s purchasing department at Ford of Britain in 1955 following duty in Britain’s Royal Air Force. He rose ...

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