FORD VICE PRESIDENT CLINTON D. LAUER RETIRES
FORD VICE PRESIDENT CLINTON D. LAUER RETIRES DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company
(NYSE: F) Vice President Clinton D. Lauer, who was the driving force behind the establishment of a worldwide supplier base, will retire Jan. 1 after more than 35 years with the company.
In his long career, Lauer held a number of key operating and management positions. He was elected vice president of Purchasing and Supply for the Ford Automotive Group in 1987, and became vice president of Purchasing and Supply in January 1987. "Clint Lauer has been instrumental in helping automotive suppliers raise their quality capabilities and productivity to world-class levels," said Harold A. Poling, Ford chairman and chief executive officer. "He won respect not only for his unrelenting efforts at cost containment but for the personal leadership he gave to the establishment of a successful minority supplier base." Lauer joined Ford as a purchasing operations analyst in 1956 and has held various executive positions in the company's purchasing activities. He was named director of Body and Assembly Purchasing in 1976, and became executive director of Body and Assembly Purchasing in November 1981. He then served as executive director of Production Purchasing for Ford North American Automotive Operations until he was elected vice president in 1987. Lauer holds leadership positions in a number of civic and public service organizations including the Detroit Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, and the National Board of Directors of Junior Achievement. Lauer was born Dec. 8, 1926, and is a native of Joliet, Ill. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and earned a master's degree in Industrial Management from the University of Pennsylvania in 1950. He lives in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. -0- 11/18/91 /CONTACT: John Ochs of Ford, 313-322-9600/ (F) CO: Ford Motor Company ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU: PER ML -- DE010 -- 1335 11/18/91 10:35 EST
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|Date:||Nov 18, 1991|
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