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Philip Caldwell

Ford Motor Company

1979 - 1985

Automotive & Aerospace

Military ServiceNavy
1970 b. 1920
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateMuskingum College
GraduateMBA, Harvard University
Personal
Born-Died1920
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
RaceWhite
Era - 1970

Caldwell was the first CEO of Ford who was not a member of the family. He is credited with orchestrating one of the most dramatic and successful turnarounds in business history. Through his focus on quality, commitment to research, and open employment practices, he revolutionized the Ford business introducing the multi-year best-selling Taurus and sparking a new culture and a new era of profitability.