September 06, 2006

Exerts From The Press Conference

"Strengthening the leadership of Ford Motor Co….was a priority of mine," said Chairman Ford, during a Tuesday afternoon news conference called to provide details of the unexpected announcement. He repeatedly referred to the automaker's new CEO as a "great team-builder," and a "battle-scarred" veteran who will provide insight into the turnaround process Ford now faces.

You can read the rest here.

But this guy is already on the wrong foot with the workers of the company because of this:

One thing apparently isn't going to be transferred from Boeing headquarters to Ford's "Glass House" in the Detroit suburbs. Mulally conceded that he has been driving a Lexus LS430 sedan. "I can't wait to get a Ford," he rushed to add. That's good, said Bill Ford, because if the Lexus were parked in Detroit, it just might get "keyed."
Posted by Quality Weenie at September 6, 2006 07:45 AM | TrackBack

Would that be a company car he's getting? LOL. I feel kinda sorry for him - since he's not already driving a Ford it doesn't sound too good. But it is funny. Now I wonder if he'll concentrate on getting the luxury end vehicles up there to match Lexus. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Posted by: Teresa at September 6, 2006 05:17 PM

Yeah, the guy outta know better. Hell, when I was calling on the car mfgers we KNEW...callin' on Chrysler? Drive a Chrysler to the call. Ford? Yep, same thing. Even when I had to go down to Toyota in KY - I had to rent a Toyota. Tryin' to fit into that was a hoot and a holler.

Yep, he better be trading that car in real quick!!

Posted by: Tammi at September 8, 2006 08:30 AM