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FORD MANAGEMENT CHANGES /REPEATING FROM YESTERDAY/

 FORD MANAGEMENT CHANGES
 /REPEATING FROM YESTERDAY/
 DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Harold A. Poling has announced a number of management changes effective Jan. 1, 1993.
 Alexander J. Trotman has been named president and chief operating officer - Ford Automotive Group, with responsibility for the company's worldwide automotive operations. Mr. Trotman has been elected to the Board of Directors and becomes a member of the Office of Chief Executive.
 Allan D. Gilmour has been named vice chairman with responsibility for the Financial Services Group and the corporate staffs. Mr. Gilmour is a member of the Board and the Office of the Chief Executive. He previously was an executive vice president and president - Ford Automotive Group.
 Louis R. Ross has been named vice chairman and chief technical officer of the company with overall worldwide responsibility for the company's technical developments and expertise in both the product and the manufacturing processes. Mr. Ross is a member of the Board of Directors and becomes a member of the Office of Chief Executive. He previously was executive vice president and chief technical officer.
 Edward E. Hagenlocker has been elected executive vice president - North American Automotive Operations, succeeding Mr. Trotman. Mr. Hagenlocker previously was vice president - general operations, North American Automotive Operations.
 Kenneth Whipple, president, Ford Financial Services Group, has been named to the Office of the Chief Executive.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Brief biographies follow.
 ALEXANDER J. TROTMAN -- Born July 22, 1933, in Middlesex, England. Educated at Boroughmuir School, Edinburgh, Scotland. Received master's degree in business administration from Michigan State University. Joined Ford of Britain in 1955 as a student trainee, and held a number of managerial positions on the Product Planning Staff. Named director of Ford of Europe Car Planning Office in 1967. Came to the United States in 1969 on special assignment for advanced car product planning. Was appointed chief car planning manager for Car Product Development Group in 1975, executive director of operations planning in 1977 and assistant general manager of Truck and Recreation Products Operations in 1978. Rejoined Ford of Europe in October 1979 and elected a company vice president one month later when he was named vice president - Truck Operations, Ford of Europe. Appointed president - Ford Asia-Pacific Inc. in 1983. Became president of Ford of Europe Oct. 1, 1984, and chairman of the board, Ford of Europe, March 1, 1988. Was elected an executive vice president Jan. 12, 1989, and became executive vice president - Operations, North American Automotive Operations Feb. 1, 1989. Assumed present position May 1, 1989.
 ALLAN D. GILMOUR -- Born June 17, 1934. Raised in Barnet, Vt. Received bachelor's degree from Harvard University and master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. Joined Ford in 1960 as a Finance Staff financial analyst and progressed through a series of managerial positions until appointed executive vice president - Administration and Special Financing Operations for Ford Motor Credit Company in 1972. Became president of Ford Finance and Insurance Subsidiaries in 1975 and was appointed executive director of Corporate and North American Analysis, Finance Staff, in September 1977. Named vice president - Controller June 1979, and vice president - External and Personnel Affairs February 1984. Elected to the Board of Directors Jan. 1, 1986. Became executive vice president, chief financial officer and a member of the Office of the Chief Executive Jan. 1, 1986. Appointed executive vice president - International Automotive Operations Oct. 13, 1987. Re-appointed to Office of Chief Executive May 1, 1989, with responsibility for various corporate staffs and, later, for Diversified Operations activities. Assumed present position March 1, 1990.
 LOUIS R. ROSS -- Born March 23, 1932, in Detroit. Received bachelor's degree from Wayne State University and master's degree from Michigan State University. Joined Ford in 1955 as a research engineer. Named Thunderbird product planning manager in 1963. Became quality control manager for General Parts Division in 1967. Named manager of Saline (Mich.) Parts Plant in 1968 and chief engineer for General Parts Division in 1969. Became general manager of Industrial and Chemical Products Division in 1972, and a year later became general manager of Industrial Engine and Turbine Division. Elected vice president of Ford Brazil in 1973. Elected a company vice president May 8, 1975. Appointed executive vice president - Ford Diversified Products Operations April 1977. Appointed executive vice president - Car Product Development Group, North American Automotive Operations, September 1979. Named executive vice president - Technical Staffs January 1983. Became executive vice president - Operations, North American Automotive Operations, Oct. 19, 1984. Elected a member of the Board of Directors and named executive vice president - North American Automotive Operations Feb. 1, 1985. Named executive vice president - International Automotive Operations May 1, 1989. Assumed present position Oct. 1, 1992.
 EDWARD E. HAGENLOCKER -- Born Nov. 18, 1939, in Columbus, Ohio. Received bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering physics and a doctorate degree in physics from Ohio State University. Also, received a master's degree in business administration from Michigan State University. Joined Ford as a research scientist in 1964; held engineering management positions with Product Development Group, Chassis Division, and Body and Electrical Product Engineering. Joined Truck Operations in 1978 as chief engineer - light trucks; named light truck product development manager, 1980. Appointed general manager, Climate Control Division, 1982. Assigned to Ford of Brazil in October 1984, as director - vice president, Operations; became director - president in May 1985. Elected to present position June 12, 1986.
 KENNETH WHIPPLE -- Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Detroit. Graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Joined Ford in 1958 as a financial analyst. Held several positions at Ford Division, Finance Staff and Ford Credit before being named a Finance Staff assistant controller in 1974. Elected vice president - Finance for Ford Credit in 1975. Named executive vice president - Insurance and Special Financing Operations in 1977. Became Ford Credit president April 1, 1980. Was elected a Ford Motor Company vice president and appointed vice president - Corporate Strategy March 8, 1984. Became chairman of the board of Ford of Europe April 1, 1986. Was elected an executive vice president Jan. 14, 1988, and assumed present position March 1, 1988.
 CONTACT: Gene Koch of Ford, 313-322-9600/
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