After 8 years at the head of Ford, Alan Mulally announced his retirement and the official date is set for July 1st of this year. At Shults Ford of Harmarville, we were saddened by this news because Mulally has been a great CEO for the company over his 8 years at the helm and has even been called a “hall-of-fame CEO” by Bill Ford, Henry Ford’s great-grandson. Our spirits were lifted however, when the new CEO was announced. Mark Fields, Ford’s current Chief Operating Officer will be stepping up and filling Mulally’s shoes come July!
Fields has been with The Blue Oval for the past 25 years and has been training for this position for several of those 25. Mulally could not be more confident in handing the reigns over to Fields and claims that he has “nothing left to teach or talk to Mark about.”
While we are still not sure who will be replacing Fields as the Chief Operating Officer, we can say with confidence that we know Ford will appoint someone with the same dedication to the company as both Fields and Mulally have exhibited throughout the years.
We wish all the best to Alan Mulally and we thank him for everything he has done for Ford. We also want to wish the best of luck to Mark Fields and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for the future of Ford!