Personnel: New President at Ford

Looking squarely into the TV camera, the husky, blue-eyed Dutchman smiled disarmingly and had only one thing to say: "Gentlemen, I appreciate the opportunity of being president of Ford—and who wouldn't?" With such candor, John Dykstra. 63, acknowledged his elevation last week to the presidency of the nation's second biggest automaker (after General Motors). The appointment seemed to surprise him as well as everyone else.

After Robert McNamara resigned the Ford presidency last December to become Kennedy's Defense Secretary, Chairman Henry Ford II assumed the post himself while trying to decide on...

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