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Ford Motor Land Development Co.
Ford Motor Company
One American Road
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With nearly 325,000 employees and 110 plants worldwide, the company's core and affiliated auto
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Michigan Golfer ON-LINE - Nicklaus Toughens TPC Michigan - by Jack Berry
The transformation from dumping ground to a golf community where some of Ford Motor's highest executives reside, has been amazing and a tribute to Wayne Doran, the head of Ford Motor Land Development Co., and former Ford chairman Red Poling, both ardent golfers.
Michigan Golfer ON-LINE: TPC of Michigan: An Urban Jewel
Ford Vice President Wayne Doran, the main man behind the development of the course and the head of Ford Motor Land Development Co., has turned a 205-acre wasteland into an urban environmental and housing jewel.
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"We have 61 residential lots and only seven are left," said Wayne Doran, the head of Ford Motor Land Development Corp. and a Ford vice president.
"One Ford executive came out and looked at a lot and three months later said he was ready to go ahead with buying and building.
I told him `There's a house under construction on that lot right now.'
"You can't wait," said Doran
, the man who convinced then Ford Chairman Red Poling to build TPC Michigan.
"Red asked me 'Do you think this is going to work?'," Doran
Michigan Golfer ON-LINE: The Continuing Saga of Rick Smith
Smith's primary "partners" have been Jackson businessman Melling who had a nice little ski resort in Gaylord, decided to add a golf course, hired Smith and has been hanging onto a whirlwind ever since; Ford Motor vice president/Ford Motor Land Services Corp. chairman Wayne Doran and Visteon Automotive Systems (formerly Ford Electronics) president Charles Szuluk.
"He grew up in a small community and he later returned to Germany to marry his wife Wally (Waltraud)... but he really symbolizes the American dream," said his close, longtime friend, Wayne Doran, the former chairman of the Ford Motor Land Development Corp.
felt that Detroit's downriver region was at a crossroads, where it could continue to improve or decline, according to Doran
And during his more than 30 here, Prechter kept in contact with business friends such as Doran, who now serves as chairman of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport Development Commission.
"I first met him when Henry Ford II asked Heinz and I to go to a Detroit Lion's football game (in 1969 or 1970)," recalled Doran
and I used to play racquetball at 6 a.m. at the Fairlane Club
(in nearby Dearborn)," Doran
was so competitive that it used to bother him that I was a better player than him."
Although generally aware that Prechter
suffered from clinical depression, Doran
said that his friend never talked about it.
The news of Prechter's
apparent suicide shocked Doran
showed me the plans and talked about the raw materials to be used. it really turned out to be a class job," Doran
Prechter also saw Detroit Metropolitan Airport as an under utilized engine to improve the state's economy, according to Doran, who chairs a committee looking into developing land around the airport.