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To the Editor:Your article on Jacques Nasser's mistakes ("Where Jacques Nasser went wrong," Oct. 15) was most insightful, but a few comments are necessary.
One mistake Nasser made was his disloyalty to other Ford employees. It was the loyalty and expertise of many Ford employees, long-term career individuals, that built Ford Motor Co. into a giant in the industry.
Nasser ridded the system of many worthy people with years of experience who would have continued Ford's progress. Nasser failed to remark about his 30-plus years of clawing up the ladder, bringing in people who had no automotive experience - blind "leaders" without loyalty or expertise.
Millions of dollars were paid to those individuals who cannot mend the industry because they have no experience.
Unfortunately, the Ford directors heard cost-cutting theories and were persuaded by potential profits without evaluating the actual, deadly, expenses. Sadly, the board's decision comes much too late. The hope is that Ford will slowly recover and regain some of its momentum.
We can only hope that Nick Scheele calls on some of the hard-core individuals who were cast aside, those with loyalty and dedication to the well-being of Ford Motor Co., to patch it together again.