Edsel B. Ford II to receive award from Keith Crain
Ford: “A pillar” of the industry
Edsel B. Ford II, a member of the board of Ford Motor Co., will receive the 2013 Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award on Jan. 31 during the 2013 Washington Auto Show.
The award is given annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the auto industry.
"Edsel is a pillar of the automotive industry and community at large," said Keith Crain, Automotive News editor-in-chief, who will present the award. "More than 30 years of service to Ford is second only to his passion for performing charitable and benevolent actions."
Ford, who is a great-grandson of Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford, began his career with the automaker in 1974. He was named president and COO of Ford Motor Credit Co. in 1991. In 1993 he was elected a company vice president.
Previous recipients of the Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award are Roger Penske, Carroll Shelby, Ralph Nader and Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.