Edsel Ford II

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Edsel Ford II
Personal details
Born (1948-12-27) December 27, 1948 (age 67)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Spouse(s) Cynthia Ford (m. 1974)
Children 4
Occupation Board of Directors at Ford Motor Company

Edsel Bryant Ford II (born December 27, 1948) is the great-grandson of Henry Ford and the son of Henry Ford II. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Ford Motor Company and is a cousin of its Executive Chairman, William Clay Ford, Jr..[1]


He received his Business Administration Bachelor's Degree at Babson College, and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School in 1981. Edsel attended Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts and graduated in 1968, from The Gunnery, in Washington, CT, USA before entering Babson.


Between 1978 and 1980 Edsel ran Ford Australia. During his short tenure the Ford Falcon XD was released, and Ford Australia changed their source for smaller cars from Europe to Japan.

As a board member of Ford, Edsel is active in company affairs and corporate dealer relations.[1] He was named president and chief operating officer of Ford Motor Credit Company in 1991, and elected a Ford Vice President in 1993. Edsel is very active in charitable and philanthropic organizations in southeastern Michigan.[citation needed]

Edsel continued his family’s aviation legacy through his own passion for aviation when he purchased Pentastar Aviation in 2001. He is the sole owner of Pentastar Aviation; a complete aviation services company.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Ford is married to Cynthia Layne Neskow and they have four sons:

Ford and his wife live in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. He is currently the Director Emeritus of the Board of Directors at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Skillman Foundation.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Board of Directors, Ford Motor Company". Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Owner & CEO, Pentastar Aviation". Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Baime, A.J. (February 2, 2015). "Fifty Sense". Autoweek. 65 (3): 40–44. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 

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