Alan Mulally

Ford replaces Lincoln chief designer Wolff with luxury veteran

5:18 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
Ford's Lincoln brand is moving forward under a $1 billion overhaul with a new design director at the helm after quietly replacing Max Wolff. Wolff, hired from GM four years ago, remains at Lincoln, in charge of exterior design of the brand's models, Ford said Thursday. David Woodhouse, who joined Ford in 1999 from GM to head Ford's former European luxury brands, is his successor.... Read More »

 

Ford boosts Mulally's pay 11% to $23 million on rising profits

2:15 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
Ford boosted CEO Alan Mulally's compensation by 11 percent last year to $23.2 million as the automaker posted record earnings in North American and Asia.... Read More »

 

Ford awards Mulally $13.8 million in stock for 2013 performance

5:08 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
Ford awarded CEO Alan Mulally $13.8 million in stock for the automaker's performance last year when its profits grew in North America and sales picked up speed in China.... Read More »

 

Why Ford took the plunge on the aluminum F-150

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Moving from welded-steel construction of the cab and cargo bed to lightweight aluminum means higher material costs, a huge investment in tooling and engineering, the risk of a complicated and troubled production launch and potential consumer resistance -- on the highest-volume vehicle in the United States. So why did Ford Motor Co. decide to build an aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 pickup?... Read More »

 

Ford's huge bet on aluminum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Alan Mulally took one of the biggest business risks in history in 2006 by mortgaging $23.6 billion in Ford Motor Co. assets to avert bankruptcy. Now he's taking another big chance by raising the cost of his top-selling and most profitable vehicle, the F-150, by swapping aluminum for less expensive steel.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

In-car privacy: What the industry can do now

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
People are starting to come to terms with the risks that the wireless connectivity in modern cars poses for privacy.... Read More »

 

Mulally plans strong finish, focusing on tech and Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Is 2014 more or less a victory lap for Ford CEO Alan Mulally now that he has taken himself out of the running for the top job at Microsoft?... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Mulally: Auto industry needs privacy boundaries set by law

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
The automotive industry needs legislation to protect drivers' privacy as more cars utilize data for location tracking and other services, Ford CEO Alan Mulally said Tuesday. Ford is "supportive and participating" in talks with regulators who are considering such laws, Mulally said today at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

 

And now, speculation on Mulally speculation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Alan Mulally ended months of speculation that he will leave Ford to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.... Read More »

 

Ford's big aluminum gamble

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
With CEO Alan Mulally's Microsoft uncertainty laid to rest, Ford Motor Co. today turns its attention to its most important launch so far this decade: the 2015 F-150 pickup being launched at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Mulally clears air; it's time to talk about the vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Alan Mulally's assertion that he will remain as Ford Motor Co.'s CEO through 2014 ends speculation that he will leave to take over Microsoft Corp., which has become a distraction for Ford.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

Detroit automakers face test of leadership in 2014

1:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
GM named a new CEO, Ford kept its old leader and Chrysler's CEO averted a divisive public offering. And that was just in the last 30 days. This year is shaping up as a test of leadership at GM, Ford and Chrysler, five years after the auto industry's searing restructuring.... Read More »

 

Ford's Mulally says he won't leave for Microsoft

Jan. 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Ford CEO Alan Mulally, ending months of speculation, will not take a job at software giant Microsoft and will remain at the automaker through at least this year, the 68-year-old executive said, according to the Associated Press.... Read More »

 

Ford's Mulally says he won't leave for Microsoft

5:55 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014
Ford CEO Alan Mulally, ending months of speculation, will not take a job at software giant Microsoft and will remain at the automaker through at least this year, the 68-year-old executive told the Associated Press in an interview Tuesday.... Read More »

 

Ford predicts 2014 profit drop on busiest year for new models

9:43 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Ford, entering its busiest year for new car and truck introductions ever, said that the cost of bringing those vehicles to market will lead to a decline in its pretax profit next year. Ford shares fell 6.3 percent today.... Read More »

 

Microsoft expects to name new CEO in early 2014

1:58 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2013
The board member leading Microsoft's search for a new chief executive expects an appointment to be made early next year, the first time the company's board has been so specific on timing.... Read More »

 

Ford 'lifers' get second chance as CEO readies exit

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
The view from inside Ford, and of people close to the company, is that the management team CEO Alan Mulally groomed is now ready for his exit. COO Mark Fields, 52, is widely expected to take over as CEO. After more than seven years at Ford's helm, Mulally is closely identified with the company's ability to avoid the 2009 federal bailouts, but the challenges ahead for Ford are still significant, analysts said.... Read More »

 

Mulally-Microsoft buzz seen as overshadowing Ford vehicle introductions in busy 2014

6:29 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
Alan Mulally's candidacy for the top job at Microsoft threatens to overshadow vehicle introductions at Ford and raises the risk of internal strife among his deputies at the automaker.... Read More »

 

5 YEARS LATER

2008 Timeline: Dark December

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
A 2008 December calendar full of deadlines and disappointments.... Read More »

 

Ford board to press Mulally on future plans, report says

6:08 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
Ford's board of directors plans to press CEO Alan Mulally as early as this week for a decision on his future, as speculation intensifies that he may be offered the CEO post at Microsoft.... Read More »

 

From Shanghai to Times Square, Mustang stampedes in 6-part spectacle

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
A live, national-television reveal on a popular American morning show watched by an average of nearly 6 million people was only one piece of the lavish global spectacle that Ford engineered Thursday to introduce the sixth-generation Mustang.... Read More »

 

Mulally to stay 'through the end of 2014,' Edsel Ford II says

Dec. 5, 2013 16:28 CET
Ford CEO Alan Mulally, considered one of the leading candidates to take the top job at Microsoft, is not leaving the automaker until the end of next year, said Edsel Ford II, a company director.... Read More »

 

Mulally staying 'through the end of 2014,' Edsel Ford II says

10:28 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
Ford CEO Alan Mulally, considered one of the leading candidates to take the top job at Microsoft, is not leaving the automaker until the end of next year, said Edsel Ford II, a company director.... Read More »

 

Why Mulally might be a fit at Microsoft

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
The speculation that Alan Mulally is headed to Microsoft won't die down -- not helped by the fact that the Ford CEO has not exactly come out and said it isn't true.... Read More »

 

Why Mulally might be a fit at Microsoft

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
The speculation that Alan Mulally is headed to Microsoft won't die down -- not helped by the fact that the Ford CEO has not exactly come out and said it ain't so.... Read More »

 

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