Ex-Ford Chief Trotman Dies

The company says he died after a brief illness at 71.
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Former Ford (F) - Get Report chief Alex Trotman died Monday at 71 after a brief illness.

Trotman worked for Ford for 43 years and was CEO from November 1993 until his retirement in December 1998.

"Alex was a great friend, colleague and leader of the extended family of Ford employees around the world," CEO William Clay Ford said in a postclose statement. "He was the driving force behind a vast array of visionary changes in Ford Motor Company's global management and innovative products. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him."