Alan Mulally

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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Mulally nips talk of prez run in the bud

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014
News flash: Alan Mulally is not running for president....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

1 great leader can turn GM around

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Great leaders of other large, struggling companies have demonstrated conclusively that GM is just one great leader away from regaining and surpassing its former greatness....
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Mulally joins Google board

4:16 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2014
Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally has joined the board of directors of Google as the technology giant ramps up development of autonomous light vehicles....
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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 creates Mulally engineering scholarship

3:04 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014
Ford is creating a $1 million scholarship program for engineering students in honor of former CEO Alan Mulally. Under the Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship program, Ford will award 10 onetime $10,000 scholarships annually to sophomore or junior engineering students at universities around the world....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A salute to Ford’s executives, dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Alan Mulally did a great job for Ford Motor Co. and its dealers in his time at the helm....
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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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INTERACTIVE

In the words of Alan Mulally

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The following are excerpts from Automotive News annual “Talk from the Top” series of interviews, between 2006 and 2012, with the man that turned around Ford, organized by topic....
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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'S SCORECARD

Ford's outgoing CEO mainly brought his A-game, but technology and luxury were struggles

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2014
After an eight-year run in which he spearheaded the salvation of Ford, Alan Mulally hands the CEO job to Mark Fields on Tuesday, July 1. But, like all great leaders, Mulally did not succeed in everything he tackled....
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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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Mulally gave turnaround advice to Sears' Lampert, report says

3:11 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
Eddie Lampert, the controlling shareholder at Sears and a major shareholder in AutoNation, met with Ford CEO Alan Mulally earlier this year to seek advice on how to turn around the ailing Sears chain, two sources told Reuters....
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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

CEO pay, like the industry, is rising

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
PPG Industries CEO Charles Bunch exercised stock options to top the list of the 35 highest-paid CEOs at publicly traded North America-based automotive companies. Like many CEOs, he received the bulk of his compensation from stock option and stock award gains. Not every executive on the list had success in the market....
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Ford names Mustang styling chief new Europe design boss

May 28, 2014 17:07 CET
Ford has named Joel Piaskowski, who helped create the automaker's new Mustang, to head its design team in Europe. He will succeed Martin Smith on July 1. Smith, who has led Ford's European design for 10 years, will retire at the end of the year....
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Q&A

Ford's Hinrichs wants better quality, smooth launches

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Ford is launching 16 new vehicles in North America this year, which Ford says is the busiest and most ambitious launch schedule in its history....
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Mulally says 'no regrets' as Ford shareholders cheer him

12:02 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
Ford CEO Alan Mulally, presiding over his final annual meeting, said today he has “no regrets” about his eight years leading the automaker's turnaround and gave a vote of confidence to his successor....
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Ford to buy back $1.8 billion in stock

5:17 pm U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
Ford Motor said it will repurchase $1.8 billion of its shares to reduce dilution from recent stock grants to executives and to offset shares that may be issued to holders of convertible debt....
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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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KEITH CRAIN

A great legacy, a smooth transition

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
It didn't take me long to realize that Alan Mulally might be the world's best salesman. A simple guy from the Midwest who could sell hundred-million dollar airplanes. I liked him immediately....
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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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