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A.M. Wibel (1886-1965)

Years at Ford Motor Company: 1912-1943
Major roles: Head of Purchasing
(image: P.O.3396 Acc. 1660 box 137)

A.M. Wibel began work at Ford Motor Company in the Purchasing Department in 1912 procuring machine tools. Around 1916, he became Assistant to the Head of Purchasing for the entire company and his role expanded from machine tool purchasing to purchasing everything from raw materials to ships. In 1941, he was promoted to Vice President in Charge of Purchasing and played a major role in cost estimating for contract negotiations with the government during WWII. Wibel left the company in 1943.

Key resources:
Acc. 390 A. M. Wibel Office papers subseries 
Acc. 65 Owen W. Bombard Interviews series
   box 79 Wibel, A.M.; Draft 

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