Tuesday, 7 August 2018

514) Harold Arthur "Red" Poling

Harold Arthur "Red" Poling (1925 – 2012). U.S. automobile businessman.
He served as the president of the Ford Motor Company between 1985 and 1987, vice-chairman in 1988 and 1989,and as CEO and chairman from 1990 until 1993. He made his mark at Ford's European Operations in the late 1970s and was widely considered as a savior of the company in his stint as executive vice-president for North America in the early 1980s.

- "Nicknamed "Red" for his hair, Poling is best known for being a top executive at Ford through two recessions..." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/A-history-men-led-Ford-Motor-C…

- "His red hair, now close-cropped and flecked with gray, gave him his childhood nickname. Only his siblings still call him Harold, he said." https://www.nytimes.com/…/now-it-s-red-poling-s-turn-at-for…

- "Poling, whose nickname matched his hair color..." http://articles.latimes.com/…/…/la-me-harold-poling-20120516

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