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Ford CEO Fields Reportedly Out in Shake-Up

Said to be replaced by former Steelcase chief Hackett.

by on May.22, 2017

Former CEO Mark Fields tried to shift Ford's direction, but investors wanted quicker results.

Ford plans to provide additional information about its plans this morning. Check back with the TheDetroitBureau.com for the update.

Facing increasing pressure as its sales, earnings and stock price all slide, the Ford Motor Co. board of directors has reportedly ousted CEO Mark Fields, according to numerous reports and sources.

The 56-year-old Fields, who attempted to lead Ford in a new direction focusing on high technology will be replaced by former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett, according to those sources and reports. Hackett, who joined the Ford board last year had also served as interim director of the University of Michigan’s athletics program.

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The shake-up comes just weeks after Bill Ford Jr., the automaker’s chairman – and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford – told stockholders, “Look, we’re as frustrated as you are by the stock price,” adding that for he and the rest of the Ford family, “most of our net worth is tied up in the company.” (more…)

Ford Strategy Coming Under Tight Scrutiny

Board of directors expected to press Mark Fields for answers.

by on May.11, 2017

Ford CEO Mark Fields may be forced to answer some tough questions from the company's board of directors this week.

With its long history of sudden changes in top management, any suggestion inside the Ford Motor Co. that a key executive might be facing tough questions about the direction of their management is certain to create ripples.

The tremors around this week’s meeting of the company’s board of directors prior to the Ford’s annual shareholders meeting were created by reports that CEO Mark Fields was being asked to explain the company’s less than stellar performance in the first quarter of 2017.

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Ford’s profits dropped at the same time rivals such as General Motors Co., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Daimler AG were all posting big increases in profitability. The concerns were exacerbated by thousands of headlines indicating that on a market cap basis Tesla was now worth more than Ford. (more…)