Henry ford, self: til vesterheimen henry ford was born on july 30, 1863 in dearborn township, wayne county, michigan, usa founder of the ford motor company. It is more than a biography of henry ford, but less than a thorough history of the ford motor company the author nods in the direction of the technological, managerial and financial forces that have shaped ford since the 1950s, though he presents ford¿s (both man and company) earlier history in vivid detail. The oldest of six children, henry ford was born on july 30, 1863, on a prosperous farm near dearborn, michigan he attended school until the age of fifteen, at which time he developed a dislike of farm life and a fascination for machinery he had little interest in school and was a poor student he. Henry ford ii (1917-1987) henry ii was arguably the most important person in the world auto industry for nearly 40 years he saved his family's company and had a good time running the show he. None of henry ford's relatives participated in the creation of ford motor company only one relative of henry had helped him financially it was john n ford, a cousin, who let henry use the john ford farm as collateral for a loan.
Best known for: founder of the ford motor company and helped develop the assembly line for mass production biography: henry ford is most famous for founding the ford motor company. In 1902 he left the henry ford company, which subsequently reorganized as the cadillac motor car company finally, in 1903, ford was ready to market an automobile the ford motor company was incorporated, this time with a mere $28,000 in cash put up by ordinary citizens, for ford had, in his previous dealings with backers, antagonized the. Henry ford was an inventor, philanthropist and successful american businessman ford was the founder of the still popular ford motor company which had its first success with the model t ford car that was released in 1908.
Elena a ford vice president, global dealer and consumer experience, ford motor company in this role, she connects customer insights with business innovations to accelerate the global transformation of the ford experience inside dealerships and across all brand channels. Wheels for the world: henry ford, his company, and a century of progress [douglas g brinkley] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in this monumental work, one of our finest historians reveals the riveting details of ford motor company's epic achievements. For decades, henry ford and his only child, edsel, worked together at the ford motor company however, friction between them steadily grew, based nearly entirely on differences of opinion over how the ford motor company should be run. Henry ford was the founder of the ford motor company and father of the modern assembly line used in mass production his introduction of the model t automobile revolutionized transportation and american industry. Henry ford established the ford motor company with free enterprise in mind he not only wanted to succeed as a businessman, but he wanted to promote economic stability in the us henry achieved this by expanding his company globally, providing jobs for hundreds of thousands of hard-working americans, and insisting on paying his loyal employees.
A biography of henry ford henry ford was an american industrialist, best known for his pioneering achievements in the in 1903 he founded the ford motor company. The beginning years henry ford founded ford motor company in 1903 within the first few months, ford was selling the model a and turning a profit in 1908, the. The ford motor company was officially incorporated in 1903, when founder henry ford launched his company in a converted factory on mack avenue in detroit at the time, the company could only produce a few cars a day. Henry ford spent most of his life making headlines, good, bad, but never indifferent celebrated as both a technological genius and a folk hero, ford was the creative. As executive chairman of ford motor company, william clay ford jr is leading the of ford motor company is my life's work, he says of the henry ford and.
Said jeffrey gurock, a professor of jewish history at yeshiva university: i don't think henry ford would have dreamed of a day where a jew would [be] the head of his motor company. Henry ford ii becomes president of ford motor company the son of edsel and the grandson of henry ford, henry ford ii, served as president from 1945 to 1960 and as chairman and ceo from 1960 to 1979 when henry ii took over, the company and its bookkeeping practices were in disarray. Edsel ford died in 1943, and henry ford returned to the presidency of ford motor company briefly before handing it over to his grandson, henry ford ii, in 1945 he died two years later at his. Ford motor company, american automotive corporation founded in 1903 by henry ford and 11 associate investors in 1919 the company was reincorporated, with ford, his wife, clara, and his son, edsel, acquiring full ownership they, their heirs, and the ford foundation (formed 1936) were sole stockholders until january 1956, when public sale of the common stock was first offered.
Henry ford (july 30, 1863 - april 7, 1947) was an american engineer and businessman he started making cars in 1896 and founded the ford motor company. Henry ford, founder of ford, contributed his innovations in assembly-line techniques and the introduction of standardized interchangeable parts the balance small business bio of henry ford founder of ford motor company. 1 henry ford and innovation motor company the early history of ford motor company illustrates another of henry ford's most valuable traits—his ability.