Mark Fields http://michiganradio.org en Mulally to stay put as Ford CEO through 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/mulally-stay-put-ford-ceo-through-2014 <p>At least for now, Ford Motor Company has put to rest&nbsp;months - no, make that years - of intense media speculation about when its CEO Alan Mulally will leave the company.</p><p>Ford says the 67-year old executive,&nbsp;widely credited with saving the company, will NOT be leaving his position until at least the end of 2014.</p><p>Mulally, a 37-year veteran of Boeing, took the helm of Ford in 2006, as the struggling Detroit automaker faced the prospect of bankruptcy, like its rivals Chrysler and General Motors.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:21:31 +0000 Tracy Samilton 9737 at http://michiganradio.org Mulally to stay put as Ford CEO through 2014 Bloomberg, Reuters trying to out-scoop each other on Ford succession story http://michiganradio.org/post/bloomberg-reuters-trying-out-scoop-each-other-ford-succession-story <div id="articleInfo"><p class="byline"><span id="articleText">Three days after Bloomberg was the first to break the news that&nbsp; Ford's Board may promote Mark Fields to Chief Operating Officer, and that CEO Alan Mulally is to retire at the end of 2013,&nbsp;Reuters' Bernie Woodall and Deepa Seetharaman report this:</span></p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:38:32 +0000 Tracy Samilton 9076 at http://michiganradio.org The man brave enough to take Alan Mulally at his word could be Ford's next CEO http://michiganradio.org/post/man-brave-enough-take-alan-mulally-his-word-could-be-fords-next-ceo <p>Ever since Ford CEO Alan Mulally turned 65, one question invariably&nbsp;comes up during media scrums at Ford Motor Company events.&nbsp; "When are you going to retire?" some reporter or other asks.</p><p>Now that he's 67, the question is being asked even more frequently -- even though the man is by all accounts healthy, extremely fit, and a&nbsp;fierce competitor on the tennis court and golf course - and even though he seems to&nbsp;relish his job.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:07:33 +0000 Tracy Samilton 9070 at http://michiganradio.org The man brave enough to take Alan Mulally at his word could be Ford's next CEO Ford's Mark Fields: production constraints to ease by year-end http://michiganradio.org/post/fords-mark-fields-production-constraints-ease-year-end <p align="LEFT">Ford Motor Company is hitting most of its financial targets these days.</p><p align="LEFT">The Detroit automaker is profitable; last year it restored dividends to shareholders;&nbsp;and&nbsp;recently,&nbsp;the company&#39;s stock&nbsp;climbed back to investment grade.</p><p align="LEFT">But Ford&nbsp;will miss one key target in&nbsp;2012.&nbsp;&nbsp;The company&nbsp;will lose market share this year, rather than&nbsp;gain it, as&nbsp;company executives predicted last year.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 22:06:26 +0000 Tracy Samilton 8041 at http://michiganradio.org