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

Who's The Boss: Ford To Axe Boss Engine In Mustang, Limit Use To Super-Duty?

Buried beneath pickup truck news — by way of PickupTrucks.com and Automotive News — we're told Ford may be axing (or at least severely limiting) their program for the large displacement Boss V8 engine. These "Boss" engines, sources claim, were planned for the 2010 Ford Mustang and F-150's, and expected to go… »6/23/08 12:24am6/23/08 12:24am

Toyota Tries To Lower Expectations On Plug-In Hybrids, Mark Fields Asks For Handout To Build Them

Toyota appears to be starting the expectations-management game for its upcoming plug-in hybrid vehicles after being stung in the past by complaints from Prius owners of lower-than-advertised mileage. Bill Reinert, national manager of Toyota U.S.A's advanced technology group, yesterday told a Brookings… »6/12/08 9:20am6/12/08 9:20am

Leaked Fields E-Mail: Ford To Reduce Salaried Costs by 15%, Two-Ply Going To One

We've spent the morning checking out the leaked e-mail from Mark "Mullet" Fields to white-collar staff at Ford calling for another 15% reduction in costs associated with salaried work force. Yes, you heard that right — "costs associated with salaried work force." That doesn't mean a 15% cut in the salaried work force,… »6/06/08 10:40am6/06/08 10:40am