When Mark Fields took charge of Ford Motor Co.’s Americas operations nine years ago, it was a major repair job as they descended into record losses and almost dragged the company into bankruptcy.
Ford Motor Co.’s board sent mixed signals about succession at the top of the No. 2 U.S. automaker.
Mark Fields will take the keys to a Ford Motor Co. that is lean, profitable and a far cry from the near-bankrupt carmaker taken over in 2006 by his predecessor, Alan Mulally.
"People want to look good in their vehicles, and we can never forget that as a company."
- Mark Fields on Jan 12, 2015
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