Mark Fields

Ford plans to overhaul Lincoln with $5 billion push, report says

5:13 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2014

New Ford CEO Mark Fields, with the renewed backing of Executive Chairman Bill Ford and the company's board, has committed the automaker to a multiyear, multibillion-dollar overhaul of Lincoln that includes a significant investment in a new premium vehicle platform that will underpin several future Lincoln vehicles, four sources told Reuters....
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Ford sees Europe growth but no profit until after 2015

Oct. 2, 2014 15:27 CET

Ford is forecasting sales growth in Europe next year as demand for new models helps narrow its losses in the region, but it has pushed back its profit forecast from next year until after 2015 as a slump in Russia continues to hit sales....
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Ford sees Europe gains setting stage for profit after 2015

4:49 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

Ford is forecasting sales growth in Europe next year as demand for new models helps narrow its loss in the region. Ford cut its global earnings forecast on Monday and said its European operations will miss a target of becoming profitable in 2015 because of a drop in Russia's car market and low interest rates in the region that are raising pension costs....
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Ford sets goal of 9.4M global sales by 2020, cuts profit outlook for '14

3:28 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

Ford aims to raise global sales 52 percent annually by 2020 by tapping fast-growing Asian markets, investing heavily in Lincoln, and expanding its global offerings of small cars and utility vehicles. But company officials today warned 2014 profits will be sharply lower than previous estimates because of higher warranty outlays and wider losses in South America....
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Is Ford due for ratings boost after GM upgrade?

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2014

Ford's profit topped $7 billion in 2013 just as it did back in 1999 amid surging demand for Explorer SUVs and F-150 pickups. Yet five years into its recovery, Ford's credit ratings remain one level above junk -- six notches lower than they were back in the SUV boom of 1999....
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EDITORIAL

Integrity matters much more than bragging rights

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

We might be willing to write off Ford Motor Co.'s payload math as merely the work of an overeager marketer. But it's not an isolated incident; it's the latest in a string of questionable Ford practices....
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Global product expert in Lincoln driver's seat

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014

Ford CEO Mark Fields, in his first major personnel move since taking over, announced Kumar Galhotra's appointment last week among several changes in Ford's product development organization....
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EDITORIAL

Fields is off to good start with Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014

Mark Fields' appointment of Kumar Galhotra, Ford Motor Co.'s top engineer, as president of Lincoln bodes well for the struggling luxury brand....
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Ford posts European profit in second quarter

July 24, 2014 12:40 CET

Ford posted a second-quarter pre-tax profit of $2.6 billion, boosted by its first quarterly profit in Europe in three years and record quarterly earnings in North America....
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Ford taps top engineer to lead Lincoln

11:52 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2014

In his first round of major personnel moves as Ford CEO, Mark Fields appointed the company's top engineer to lead Lincoln worldwide, replacing Jim Farley. Kumar Galhotra, 48, vice president of engineering since August 2013, will become president of Lincoln on Sept. 1, reporting directly to Fields....
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BRADFORD WERNLE

Now Mark FIelds knows how Gene Bartow felt

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

What do Gene Bartow, David Moyes, Tim Cook and Harry Truman have in common with new Ford CEO Mark Fields?...
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Ford's Fields starts new job with 9% raise in annual salary

10:14 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2014

Ford said its new CEO, Mark Fields, will receive a 9 percent increase in his base salary, as well as stock options and a performance-based bonus. Ford said in documents filed today with U.S. regulators that Fields' base salary will be $1.75 million this year, up from $1.6 million last year when he was COO. Fields, 53, took the CEO reins from Alan Mulally on Tuesday....
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U.S. SALES PREVIEW

Fields ready to prove Lincoln worth saving with MKC

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

As Ford makes its boldest bid yet to lure younger buyers to its laggard Lincoln line, incoming CEO Mark Fields has a chance to show he has the turnaround touch of predecessor Alan Mulally....
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Mulally says he'll advise Fields, stays mum on other post-Ford plans

6:40 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014

Outgoing Ford CEO Alan Mulally said he'll continue to advise his successor, Mark Fields, and remain in touch with the company after he steps down next month....
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