Donald Frey Signed Letter Ford Motor Company Mustang Rare Autograph
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Donald Frey Signed Letter Ford Motor Company Mustang Rare Autograph :
Donald Frey Signed Letter
* Ford Motor Company
* Vice President / Product Development Group
* CEO Bell & Howell
* One of the founders of the Ford Mustang
* June 25, 1968
* Talking about injury prevention/reduction in the 1969 Ford cars.
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* This is a very rare signature as you can see on
* Makes a great gift for anyone working/worked for Ford or a fan of the Mustang.
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* Should look great framedDonald Nelson Frey(pronouncedFrī) (March 23, 1923 – March 5, 2010)was widely known as the Ford Motor Companyproduct manager who, along with Lee Iacoccaand others, developed the Ford Mustanginto a viable project — and who ultimately supervised the development of the car in a record 18 months.
Frey, a third generation engineer,was "one of the few auto executives with experience in all three of the industry's essential areas: design, manufacture and sales."He had nonetheless been most proud of assisting Ford in introducing safety improvements to their lineup, including disc brakes and radial tires.In 1967, Timecalled Frey "Detroit’s sharpest idea man.
Frey went on to a successful career as an innovator in manufacturing and information systems and as chairman and CEO Bell & Howell.In 1990, he received the National Medal of Technology in a White House Ceremony.
Served as an officer in the United States Army (1942–1946)
Member of the board of directors at 20th Century Fox
Frey was trilingual (speaking English, Russian and French)
A Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering(1951)
In 1971, he was appointed chairman and CEO of Bell & Howell,replacing Peter G. Petersonwho left to join the Nixon Administration,making "a sweeping transformation of a company still known for film, microfiche and microfilm, as the video era dawned."Frey made several strategic acquisitions at Bell & Howell, sold off businesses (e.g., the DeVry Institute of Technology, now DeVry University),and he pioneered moves into video cassettes for movies and CD-ROM information systems in the 1970s and 1980s.
Frey pursued the Mustang after Henry Ford IIhad rejected it four times, in no small part because of the Edsel'sspectacular failure.Without formal approval, Frey met clandestinely with Lee Iacoccaand other engineers and designers- notably lead stylists Phillip T. Clark and John Naijarto continue developing the car.
Has many awards and achievements at Ford and abroad (too many to continue to list here)
Also it should be noted this letter belonged toBasil O'Connor who was an American lawyer. In cooperation with US President Franklin D. Roosevelt he started two foundations for the rehabilitation of polio patients and the research on polio prevention and treatment.In 1920 O'Connor met Franklin D. Roosevelt,who was running for Vice President on the Democratic ticket.O'Connor became his legal advisor. In 1924 the two men associated in their own law firm which existed until Roosevelt's first Presidential inauguration in 1933. Beginning in 1934 O'Connor was senior partner in the law firm of O'Connor & Farber. He was also executive manager of a number of companies, among them the New England Fuel Oil Corporation in the 1920's, and the American Reserve Insurance Corporation and the West Indies Sugar Corporation in the 1940's.In 1927, he and Roosevelt and a group of friends created the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, in which O'Connor served first as treasurer and later as president.
"His genius was in generating large numbers of relatively small contributions for a cause,"The New York Timeswrote of O'Connor. "Over the years he collected and spent more than seven billion dimes — many of them from schoolchildren — with a half-billion dollars of it going to the war on polio. (March of Dimes)
Roosevelt appointed O'Connor to the American Red Cross,which he served as chairman (1944–47) and president (1947–49).
On January 2, 1958 the National Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary at Warm Springs, Georgiaand Basil O'Connor was honored by having his bust inducted into the Polio Hall of Famenext to FDR and fifteen polio scientists from two centuries.
O'Connor was a member of the so-called Brain Trustthat advised Roosevelt on political strategy during his 1932 Presidential campaign.O'Connor declined to join the Roosevelt administration on a formal basis, preferring the life of a lawyer.
Once again there are many other items that can be listed here about O'Connor.
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