Edsel Ford II
|Edsel Ford II|
December 27, 1948 |
Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Spouse(s)||Cynthia Ford (m. 1974)|
|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..
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.
As a board member of Ford, Edsel is active in company affairs and corporate dealer relations. 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.
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.
Ford is married to Cynthia Layne Neskow and they have four sons:
- Henry Ford III, who works for the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan
- Calvin Ford, who also works for the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan
- Stewart Ford, who works for a digital automotive marketplace in San Francisco, California
- Albert Ford, recently graduated from Georgetown University and currently lives in Washington, D.C..
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.