Mayo To Retire from Ford Co
m. of is Chicago parents. W. ycs- a MAYO TO RETIRE FROM FORO Prom Back PagÂ« Mayo has beui actively in of air-craft pixxtuoUon. His pillion pillion was vice President, and General General Manager. Wtthta the Ford ganlaztion he was known la "head of the air-craft division." Kecocniud Leader His pcsiticn In the Ford organization organization made him a recognized leader leader of aviation In Detroit. He has been identified virtually with every Detroit aviation enterprise and has served on more boards of companies companies Â«ian he is able lo recall. He was a director of National Air Transport. United Aircraft, Detroit Aircraft Corporation, and Northwest Northwest Airways. He is at this time chairman of slon and the Aircraft Bureau of the Board of Commerce. He was Chairman of the Executive Beard f the Detroit Motovbus Company. College Trustee Mr. Mayo also is a Trustee of Antieoh College at Yellow Springs, O., a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, member of the Episcopal church] Mason and nn Elk. He Is a member also of the Detroit oiiib, Detroit Detroit Athletic Club, Engineers (New York City) and Hamilton ill*, of Hamilton. The public generally recognized Mr. Mayo as "Chief Engineer" of the Ford Motor Co. This title was a. misnomer inasmuch as he never was identified with automobile production production or its engineering. Mr. Mayo himself disclaimed .the title. He is qulted as stayina: "There is only one. chief engineer with the Ford Motor Company. That is Henry Ford." it always been known however that Mr. Ford relied greatly upon his Judgment and advice. Restricting Operation Mr. Mayo's more recent activities have been with the aircraft division of Ihe Ford Motor Company. Being asked if th- retirement mea.rss dissolution dissolution of the company's aircraft division a representative of the company is quoted saying: "We have for some time'been restricting restricting our aircraft operations but we are not dropping aviation." In his announcement of his com* itig retirement from active association association with the Ford Motor Co. :he only further Information contained contained was that after a brief rest he will devote himself "to certain other engincerinj developments." More than this he did not elaborate. elaborate.