Edsel Ford II is the great-grandson of Henry Ford, grandson of Edsel Ford and son of Henry Ford II. He worked for his family's company for 25 years and was president and COO of Ford Credit from 1991 until 1998, when he left the company. He serves on Ford Motor Co.'s board of directors, as he has since 1988, and remains involved in the company's dealer relations. He also is involved in other businesses and several child-focused philanthropic activities.
Ford, 54, spoke with Larry Edsall.