Philip Caldwell

Remembering those who passed away in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2013
The auto industry lost some memorable people in 2013 — among them Eiji Toyoda, Ford's Phil Caldwell, dealers Kjell Qvale and Cal Worthington — and Automotive News lost a beloved member of its family, John K. Teahen Jr. Here's a look back at them and others who died this year.... Read More »



Great respect for Caldwell

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
This is in response to "Philip Caldwell, Ford CEO after Henry Ford II, dies at 93". I had occasion to work with Philip Caldwell in London and to entertain him in Paris, and even if he wouldn't have been my first choice as a scintillating conversationalist, I had great respect for him.... Read More »


Caldwell bet big on Taurus -- and won

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Phil Caldwell came across as bland, yet goes down as one of the auto industry's all-time great risk-takers.... Read More »


Philip Caldwell, Ford CEO after Henry Ford II, dies at 93

1:03 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2013
Philip Caldwell, Ford Motor's first CEO who wasn't a member of the founder's family, and who gambled the automaker's future on the Taurus sedan in the 1980s, has died. He was 93.... Read More »


QUOTES: Caldwell hallmarks -- remarkably cool, 'meticulous,' 'resolute' in a crisis and 'overly passionate' about data

3:31 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2013
A look at quotes by and about Philip Caldwell, the decisive but low-keyed Ford executive who won Chairman and CEO Henry Ford II's attention as a problem solver in a succession of jobs, including chief of the company's truck operations, president of Philco-Ford, and head of automaking operations outside North America. Caldwell eventually became CEO and chairman.... Read More »


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