Ford's chief of staff to retire after 30 years
By Associated Press
DEARBORN -- John Rintamaki, chief of staff for Ford Motor Co., plans to retire Aug. 1 after spending 30 years with the automaker.
Ford made the announcement Friday and said Allan Gilmour, vice chairman and chief financial officer, will assume Rintamaki's responsibilities for human resources, government affairs, Washington affairs, environmental and safety engineering and the Ford Fund.
Rintamaki, 60, joined Ford in 1973 as an attorney at Philco-Ford Corp. He has served in a variety of legal positions of increasing responsibility during his career. He is a member of the board of directors of Ballard Power Systems and the Hertz Corp. He has been chief of staff since 2000.
"My goal has always been to retire at this juncture in my career," Rintamaki said. "Now, with Bill Ford as chairman and CEO and a strong team supporting him, the time is right to begin the transition."
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.
My next Ford.....