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Mulally sidesteps questions on joining Microsoft or Boeing

  • Ford (F) CEO Alan Mulally wouldn't direct answer questions during an auto conference on whether he was been approached by Microsoft or Boeing for a job.
  • The exec keep it short and sweet by repeating "I love servicing Ford" at every opportunity.
  • Mulally has held on to the top position longer than anyone at the storied automaker other than Henry Ford I and Henry Ford II.
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  • MrMatt
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    For Alan Mulally to NOT be approached by companies seeking leadership would be surprising to me.
    Boeing missed the boat when they didn't give him the job.
    18 Oct 2013, 08:00 AM Reply Like
  • daviemax
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    As a point of fact, the longest serving CEO at Ford was Ernest R. Breech, who was in charge from 1945 until 1960.
    18 Oct 2013, 09:14 AM Reply Like
  • A. ORDOOBADI
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    I am glad that he has decided to continue his superb service at Ford. With good wishes.
    18 Oct 2013, 09:15 AM Reply Like
  • Remford
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    Whatever he may do, if a Presidential Medal of Freedom isn't on display at his retirement, the honor will have lost all meaning.

     

    He needn't answer a damned question about future plans by anybody but Ford's board any more than Scarlett Johansson need comment about every expressed desire to bed her.

     

    Really must give the General one hell or an inferiority complex to have needed Mulally ask for them to be spared their own failures - and to see Mulally having done more with Ford owing $30B than GM has done after being given $50B and writing off tens of billions more it owed others.
    18 Oct 2013, 09:49 AM Reply Like
  • User 11048351
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    I have known Alan from the year we shared at the MIT SF program in 1981 - 1982. He has unusual capability by bringing human compassion and strategic thought to work everyday.

     

    I don't believe there is any chance of him doing anything else but finishing his very productive career at Ford.

     

    Great work, Alan. My best wishes to your and your family.

     

    CJA
    18 Oct 2013, 11:03 AM Reply Like
  • jdolmstead
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    As a long time Ford/Lincoln owner and Ford stockholder, I would urge the Ford board and the Fords themselves to do everything possible to retain the services of Alan Muallay.

     

    JDO
    19 Oct 2013, 10:08 AM Reply Like
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