How Mark Fields, Ford's Possible Next CEO, Once Tried To Attack A Man In A Meeting

According to Bloomberg, Mark Fields — mullet enthusiast, Ford Motor Company's then and current president of the Americas, and reportedly a leading candidate to succeed Alan Mulally as CEO of the automaker — nearly got into a fistfight with the car company's former CFO over a marketing budget and had to be restrained… »3/02/12 8:30am3/02/12 8:30am

Lewis Booth To Take Financial Reins At Ford Beginning November 1st

Looks like current Ford CFO Don "Cream-filled French pastry" LeClair will step aside November 1st. Taking the spreadsheet and ledger helm, along with Executive Vice President, for Ford will be none other than Lewis Booth, the current head of Ford Europe. I've known Booth for a number of years (his daughter and I… »10/10/08 12:06pm10/10/08 12:06pm

Breaking! Ford Announces Confusing Earnings Restatement — What's A Few Hundred Million Anyway?

FoMoCo finally announced a much anticipated earnings restatement today. Why much anticipated? Well, because if the numbers restated were restated up, that'd be a welcome bit of news for Alan Mulally (and more importantly, for FoMoCo CFO Don LeClair, already on tenuous ground with investors and you know, like —… »11/14/06 9:55am11/14/06 9:55am

Breaking! Ford Announces $5.8 Billion Loss In Third Quarter, Restates 2001 Earnings

It seems like even good numbers coming out of the month of September weren't enough to right the listing ship that is Ford. Because, wow, talk about a double financial whammy of bad news for FoMoCo — they announced this morning that the Dearborn-based automaker lost $5.8 billion (yes, that's with a "B") this past… »10/23/06 11:26am10/23/06 11:26am

Breaking! After S&P Drops Rating, FoMoCo And Ford Credit Get Even Junkier

Yes, as an auto insider today's already told us — when it rains, it pours. To which we add, "when the FoMoCo's it gonna stop raining over in Dearborn?" We just received a release letting us know of another Billy Joel-esque storm front coming, and it's the indigo mood-inducing S&P, dropping Ford and Ford Credit from… »9/19/06 2:46pm9/19/06 2:46pm