Mark Fields http://michiganradio.org en Mark Fields to take the place of Alan Mulally as Ford CEO http://michiganradio.org/post/mark-fields-take-place-alan-mulally-ford-ceo <p>All signs point to a big change at Ford Motor Company.</p><p>Although the automaker has not made an official announcement, there is much speculation today that CEO Alan Mulally is reportedly ready to retire before the year is out and COO Mark Fields will ascend to the top spot.</p><p>Michigan Radio's auto reporter Tracy Samilton joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:05:31 +0000 Stateside Staff 17313 at http://michiganradio.org Mark Fields to take the place of Alan Mulally as Ford CEO 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