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Blythe To Retire From Ford Chief Strategy Post; Will Remain An Outside
Advisor To Bill Ford
DEARBORN, Mich. - Bruce L.
Blythe, 59, has announced his plan to retire as Ford Motor Company's chief
strategist, effective Sept. 1.
Blythe, who had been
with Ford from 1968 to 1993, rejoined the company on Sept. 10, 2003.
Following his departure as an active employee, he will continue to
serve as an advisor to Ford Motor Company Chairman and CEO Bill Ford
on issues related to the business.
"During the past
year, Bruce helped us lay the groundwork and put in place a strategy
that will allow us to move the company to the next level," Bill
Ford said. "Bruce has a long history with Ford and has always
brought great perspective. I expect him to continue to play a role
in our strategic decisions from the outside as we go forward."
Blythe first joined Ford in
1968 as a financial analyst at Ford Division and continued to serve the
company over the next 25 years in a number of key financial and strategy
positions in the U.S. and overseas. His last position before leaving the
company in 1993 was vice president of business strategy for Ford of
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
Blythe earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and a
master's degree in finance and transportation from Pennsylvania State
(July 8, 2004)