Bill Ford Jr.

Bill Ford says UAW's Gettelfinger deserves more credit 'for helping save Ford'

11:40 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2014
Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford today credited the UAW for helping to “save” the automaker and stood by the track record of Ford's dealer network as Tesla Motors pushes its direct-sales model.... Read More »

 

Ford's Detroit Lions didn't match automaker's turnaround

2:20 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2014
William Clay Ford Sr. bought the Detroit Lions in 1963 for $4.5 million, but was never able to realize the same successful on-field rebirth with the team that the Ford family's automotive company managed in recent years.... Read More »

 

Ford's next dividend hike could see family reap $34 million

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Ford, poised to boost its quarterly dividend for the second time in two years, may push it to 12 cents a share for an annual payout of at least $34 million to the automaker's family members.... Read More »

 

Bill Ford reiterates Mulally CEO plan as Microsoft considers candidates

1:47 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford emphasized the abilities of the company's next generation of executives while reiterating the automaker's plan for Alan Mulally to remain CEO. Meanwhile, Microsoft's board has discussed several candidates -- including Mulally -- to replace outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

 

Ford board gets corporate sustainability insight from Steelcase CEO

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2013
Ford's newest board member, Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett, first met Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford at a Michigan business conference. But it was their second encounter, in the late 1990s, that really made an impression because of their mutual interest in corporate sustainability.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

GM, Ford take separate Silicon Valley paths to gain edge in innovation, technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2013
GM and Ford, trying to shake off decades of insularity, are looking to California's Silicon Valley and beyond for innovative ideas and technology that could disrupt and even transform the car business. Yet neither company appears to know what such a transformation would look like, nor are they close to commercializing a new product or process that longtime Valley venture capitalists would consider game-changing.... Read More »

 

Ford Motor Co.'s CEOs since 1979

2:29 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2013
The following is a list of Ford Motor Co. CEOs since the resignation of Henry Ford II in October 1979.... Read More »

 

Bill Ford nearly doubles stake in Ford's supervoting shares

10:24 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2013
Bill Ford Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor, nearly doubled his holdings in a special class of supervoting shares that gives the Ford family more sway over the automaker's direction.... Read More »

 

FINAL ASSEMBLY

Ford scion was told Blue Oval needs no green

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Bill Ford jokingly told an audience in Los Angeles last week that he was ordered "to stop associating with any known or suspected environmentalists" when he joined the family company in 1979 as a 22-year-old fresh out of Princeton.... Read More »

 

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