Alex Trotman: In The Passing Lane

Alex Trotman is sitting pretty. Ford's second-quarter profit of $2.5 billion was an industry record and well ahead of rival General Motors' $2.1 billion. Now, the Ford chairman says his company, the world's No.2 car- maker since 1932, could even pull ahead of GM. "Our goal is to be the best automotive company in the world, and that may result in us being the biggest," he told BUSINESS WEEK on July 16.

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