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May 2, 2014

A change of leadership at Ford Motor Company has been accelerated six months and declared one of the smoothest in the family business’s history, according to the fourth-gen executive chairman.

A change of leadership at Ford Motor Company has been accelerated six months and declared one of the smoothest in the family business’s history, according to the fourth-gen executive chairman.

On Thursday, the US carmaker announced Alan Mulally, 68, who steered the company through the global financial downturn, would be stepping down as chief executive and president on 1 July.

Mark Fields, 53, who has been the company’s chief operating officer since December 2012, will replace him.

July 6, 2009

Ford has announced an increase in market share in the US as the founding family reiterated its emotional commitment to the business.

Ford has announced an increase in market share in the US as the founding family reiterated its emotional commitment to the business. Despite the economic slowdown, the family-controlled carmaker managed to boost US market share to 18% in June, an increase on the 14.6% for the same time last year.
 

September 1, 2006

Boeing’s Alan Mulally has accepted perhaps the most dangerous job in big business as CEO of Ford. Can he fix the besieged autos giant – or has he just been drafted in to take the heat off Bill and the family? Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Boeing's Alan Mulally has accepted perhaps the most dangerous job in big business as CEO of Ford. Can he fix the besieged autos giant – or has he just been drafted in to take the heat off Bill and the family? Melanie Stern reports

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