Mark Fields

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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Incoming Ford CEO Fields' past jobs include restaurant worker, caddie

May 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Ford's incoming CEO Mark Fields is well known in the auto industry as a dynamic executive, but residents in his U.S. hometown of Paramus, New Jersey, remember him as a bright, good-looking kid....
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Fields of old: Student leader, restaurant worker, caddie

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Folks in Paramus, the northeastern New Jersey community where incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields grew up, remember him as a bright, good-looking young kid who was a leader in student government, an athlete, a restaurant worker and a golf caddie....
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Fields: Ford can't slip to reverse

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
If Mark Fields is going to fill Alan Mulally's shoes at Ford Motor Co., he can't allow the bad mojo Mulally banished from the culture to creep back in....
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BRADFORD WERNLE

Will Ford’s transition buck history?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
A harmonious transfer of executive leadership at Ford has not always been assured....
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Q&A

Ford's product pipeline will remain full, Fields says

7:23 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
Incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields says he will “stay relentlessly focused on bringing even more great products and innovations with top quality to the marketplace.”...
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Ford names Fields to replace Mulally as CEO on July 1

8:37 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Ford today named Mark Fields to replace Alan Mulally as CEO on July 1, handing the reins to a 25-year company veteran after being saved by an auto industry outsider. Mulally will make a clean break from Ford and step down from the board as well, but he would not discuss his future plans. Fields said he would not fill the COO position that he is vacating....
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BRAD WERNLE

Bill Ford basks in harmonious transition

4:11 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
It was a joyous day at Ford's headquarters as Bill Ford sat between the man who saved the family company -- outgoing CEO Alan Mulally -- and Mark Fields, the man charged with leading Ford into the future....
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BRAD WERNLE

Bill Ford basks in harmonious transition

4:11 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Today was a joyous day at Ford World Headquarters. Chairman Bill Ford sat on the dais between the man who saved the family company -- outgoing CEO Alan Mulally -- and Mark Fields, the man charged with leading Ford into the future....
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Ford names Fields to replace Mulally as CEO on July 1

May 1, 2014 14:37 CET
Ford has named Mark Fields to replace Alan Mulally as CEO on July 1. Fields, 53, emerged as Mulally's likely successor when he was promoted to COO in December 2012....
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JASON STEIN

Mulally and Ford soared above skeptics

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
It's springtime in Las Vegas, 2008. A ballroom at the Mandalay Bay hotel is packed with Ford dealers....
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FORD'S TRICKY HANDOFF

Fields' track record shows he has leadership chops to silence critics

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Mark Fields, the 53-year-old New Jersey native who today was named Ford's next CEO, has confronted cynics with every big post he's taken. They always expect him to fail – and he never does....
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JAMES B. TREECE

Ford's next CEO is going to grow on you

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
I initially found Mark Fields grating....
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Fields to take Ford wheel at prime stage

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2014
When Mark Fields took charge of Ford's Americas operations nine years ago, it was a major repair job with record losses and a brush with bankruptcy. Today, Ford's North American operations are the envy of the industry. Now that Fields is poised to succeed Alan Mulally as CEO, he's taking charge of an automaker in its prime....
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Ford will soon name Fields next CEO, replacing Mulally, Bloomberg reports

2:10 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Ford plans to name Mark Fields its next chief executive and disclose when CEO Alan Mulally will retire from the company, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the pending announcement....
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