|A first for Ford … and Automotive News|
We couldn’t have hand-picked a more fitting news story to unfold before the first issue of this newsletter, designed to bridge the weeks in our automotive lives.
Jim Farley will be Ford’s 10th CEO since Henry Ford II when he takes over Oct. 1. But he will be the first in that span to have worked for another automaker.
That’s right — the five 20th century successors to Hank the Deuce were all Ford lifers, as of course was Bill Ford Jr. (2001-06). Since then, it’s been two auto industry outsiders —