March 31, 2012 |
Ford Motor Co. has made what it pays its top executives about as transparent as any company in America. While many public companies hide their executive compensation data in the fine print of regulatory filings, Ford simply put out a news release that outlined what the bosses were making in fairly simple terms. It also filed the information with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Chief Executive Alan Mulally, the former Boeing executive credited with helping Ford avoid the bankruptcy reorganizations and federal bailouts that sustained General Motors and Chrysler during the recession, earned $29.5 million in total compensation last year.
January 29, 2011 |
Despite posting its best annual profit in more than 10 years, shares of Ford Motor Co. plunged 13% in trading after the company's fourth-quarter profit fell short of Wall Street's expectations. Still, the disappointing earnings don't mark the end of Ford's gains coming out of the recession, said Efraim Levy, an analyst with Standard & Poor's Equity Research. "Ford is going to do better this year because of rising U.S. and global demand," Levy said. But the automaker might be in for some rough spots in 2011.
December 15, 2006 |
Ford Motor Co. announced a shake-up of its top management to help streamline vehicle development efforts and bring Chief Executive Alan Mulally closer to key operations. In his first major move since taking his position full time in October, Mulally created the post of global product development chief at the struggling No. 2 U.S. automaker and eliminated a layer of management outside North America. Derrick Kuzak will lead the new group, reporting to Mulally.
January 4, 2008 |
An Indian carmaker has moved to the forefront of negotiations to buy two of the world's most prestigious car brands from Ford Motor Co. On Thursday, Ford named Mumbai-based Tata Motors the preferred bidder for Jaguar and Land Rover. Tata beat out a rival Indian automaker and an American private equity firm, and sale talks are now expected to enter its final phase.
April 20, 2002 |
As part of its sweeping restructuring plan, Ford Motor Co. said Friday that the head of its luxury auto division was stepping down and that it would move the California-based Lincoln brand out of its Premier Automotive Group. Wolfgang Reitzle, a highflying auto executive recruited from BMW in 1999, is leaving to become chief executive of Linde, a German industrial firm. Reitzle will remain for an unspecified time as a consultant to Ford on product, design and marketing issues.
May 23, 2002 |
Having just returned to profitability in its fiscal 2001, Mazda Motor Co. will steadily roll out new vehicles to boost its standing in the U.S. market, but senior executives pledged Wednesday that they no longer will try to cover all market segments. "We're not going to be all things to all men. We're not big enough," said incoming Mazda President Lewis Booth, who takes over the reins of the Japanese auto maker next month.