Mark Fields

Ford's Mulally made $22 million in 2014; Fields' pay rises 83%

11:45 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2015

Alan Mulally, who retired as Ford CEO in mid-2014, received compensation worth $22 million last year, the company said today in a regulatory filing. His successor, Mark Fields, earned $18.6 million....
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Automakers spot a profit opportunity in mobility services

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Changing mobility habits among consumers are fueling an aggressive exploration of new business models by automakers that could potentially pad their bottom lines in the decades to come -- even if fewer people buy cars....
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OUTSIDE-IN STRATEGY

Fields lures another Ford newbie in push for fresh thinking

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Ford CEO Mark Fields has plenty of reasons to fear being left behind as Tesla, Google and Apple shake up the auto industry. That’s why he’s hired another outsider to help his 112-year old automaker control its own destiny....
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Ford will roll out 6 new models in Russia despite market slump

Feb. 8, 2015 11:20 CET

Ford will roll out six new models in Russia this year despite the country's sagging economy and rising tensions over the conflict in Ukraine, CEO Mark Fields told a German business magazine....
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Lincoln rides the MKC to sales revival

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2015

Lincoln, a marque synonymous with big, barge-like sedans, is now staking its comeback hopes mostly on utility vehicles....
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Ford's Europe unit hit by pension cost hike, Fields says

Feb. 5, 2015 12:51 CET

Ford CEO Mark Fields said rising pension costs and Russia's sales slump led the automaker to scrap its profit target for Europe. Ford says it expects to narrow its 2015 pretax loss in Europe, but the figure will exceed the $250 million loss it previously projected....
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Ford intensifies self-driving research in Europe

Feb. 4, 2015 11:46 CET

Ford announced research collaborations in Germany and the UK to look at future mobility and autonomous driving solutions. CEO Mark Fields said: "We are embarking on one of the most transformative eras in the history of the auto industry and in the history of Ford."...
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Ford to open r&d lab in Tesla's backyard

4:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015

Ford CEO Mark Fields, seeking to burnish his company's high-tech credentials, will announce Thursday the opening of a Silicon Valley r&d center that is believed to be one of the auto industry's largest....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

CES in 2015: A space odyssey

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

They held an electronics extravaganza in the desert last week -- and a car show broke out. A record 10 auto companies flashed their flash drives, turned smartwatches that directly turned steering wheels, and took their hands off the wheel of their autonomous cars at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show....
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Obama touts auto bailout success; Michigan worries about trade

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015

President Barack Obama, on a trip to unveil elements of his State of the Union address, took a victory lap in Michigan on Wednesday to tout his support of the auto industry, but concerns about trade policies hung in the background of his tour....
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First spots for '15 F-150 tout capability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Ford's advertising approach for the F-150 indicates that the car-maker sees more potential to hook buyers with the truck's capabilities than with its fuel economy, which is improved but not as far ahead of competitors as some might have thought aluminum would take it....
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2014 LISTS OF 10

We said hello to ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014

A look at the people, products and technology that made us take notice in 2014....
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Fields predicts 'breakthrough year' for Ford in 2015

4:33 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2014

Ford CEO Mark Fields said 2015 will be “a breakthrough year” for Ford after a large number of vehicle launches trimmed profit margins in 2014. “Our investments are going to be paying off,” Fields said at a media event to unveil the newest generation of its Sync infotainment system. “This sets us up for growth beyond 2015.”...
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Fields sees more big gains coming from One Ford plan

Dec. 3, 2014 06:15 CET

Mark Fields became Ford CEO in July after turning around the automaker's North American business. Fields told Automotive News what his priorities are now in the top job and why he changed the leadership at Ford of Europe....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for December

Dec. 1, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why megaplatforms are a must-have for any automaker with global ambitions....
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ANE's December e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 28, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 1. This month's edition looks at how German premium automakers plan to profit from plug-in hybrids....
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MARK FIELDS, CEO, FORD MOTOR CO.

Fields forges ahead as Ford faces new competition

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

Mark Fields spent his first few months as Ford Motor Co. CEO traveling the world to talk to employees about his strategy -- continuing and accelerating the One Ford plan created by his predecessor, Alan Mulally. Now, Fields says, Ford can take that framework into a challenging future where it faces not only competing automakers but "fierce nontraditional competitors."...
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Fields: Ford slows ramp-ups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

After launch problems crippled the rollout of the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, Ford Motor Co. throttled back aggressive ramp-up timetables, CEO Mark Fields said in an exclusive interview last week....
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Fields: But how many parodies do your ads have?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

What does Mark Fields think of all those spoofs of the Lincoln MKC commercials starring Matthew McConaughey?...
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Ford's Farley, Odell to swap jobs

4:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2014

Ford global marketing chief Jim Farley will move to Germany to steer Ford of Europe starting January 1 in a job swap with European boss Stephen Odell, the company said. Odell, who has led European operations for Ford since 2010, will succeed Farley as executive vice president in charge of global marketing, sales and service, Ford said in a statement today....
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Hammer price is high for lunch with a honcho

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Last week, an anonymous bidder going by the handle "FordFan" paid $100,000 to break bread with Ford CEO Mark Fields in the penthouse of Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn....
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Ford’s Fields lunch auction draws top bid of $100,000

3:57 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2014

The price to have lunch with Mark Fields? $100,000. Ford's new CEO will have an exclusive lunch with the highest bidder to benefit Detroit charity Focus: HOPE....
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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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