The New Quarterback

Young Henry Ford II, quietly signing up a new team to help run his empire, last week found the quarterback. He hired Ernest Robert Breech, 49, president of Bendix Aviation Corp., as executive vice president and director, at a salary guesstimated at over $200,000. Breech will furnish what the company has needed—an overall coordinator second in command to Young Henry. A man who can shrewdly keep tabs on the complexities of costs, production and marketing, Ernie Breech is regarded as one of the ablest men in the auto and aviation industries.


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