Ford CEO Mark Fields discussed the company's future mobility initiatives in a presentation in January. Fields has recently come under pressure to do something about Ford's lagging stock price.
Ford Motor’s board is expected to announce Monday that CEO Mark Fields has expelled, according to several reports late Sunday evenin. Former Steelcom CEO Jim Hackett, head of the company’s mobility department, and Ford Ford’s executive chairman, Bill Ford Jr., becomes CEO, according to reports released for the first time in Forbes and then in the New York Times. The shakeup comes after the board became impatient at the company’s lower stock price, which is 37% lower than when Fields acquired in July 2014. Even a round of worldwide redundancies of 1,400 salaried workers announced last week did not increase the shares. “Look, we’re so frustrated if you’re against the stock price,” said Ford Jr. Earlier this month, dissatisfied investors. He points out that for the Ford family, most of our net worth in the company is bound. Ford representatives did not respond to multiple requests for confirmation late Sunday evening. But the company said in a short statement that “we continue to focus on our plan to create value and profitable growth” and “we do not comment on speculation or rumors.” The move brings a sudden end to an almost three-year term for Fields, who got the job when celebrated CEO Alan Mulally resigned from full-time business leadership after he had saved the automaker from a potential bankruptcy. Fields had the indisputable task of becoming a “almost a life figure in Ford Motor Co.’s history” To replace, “Kelley Blue Book analyst Karl Brauer said in an interview early in the month. “You never look so good that.” Ford led to fair profits. The company has activated the sale of industrial plates in the US, with the introduction of an aluminum body F-series pickup truck, the most popular vehicle in the business, and the lending of large SUVs at low gasoline prices. But the company recently fell behind the Silicon Valley technology company Tesla in market value – despite much higher sales and finance – in a symbolic blow to the Blue Oval automaker. That not so subtly small to the manufacturer of Dearborn, Mich., Who redirects her roots to the American innovator Henry Ford, shows how investors train their sights on the future, not the present. With investors expecting seismic changes to be purged by the transport sector, which makes car ownership unnecessary for millions of consumers in an autonomous world that divides the world of the world. Ford’s General Motors archivist stands for its own stagnant stock price, but has introduced a clear road to a bus, introduced an electric vehicle and launched a promising transfer agreement with Lyft. Ford promised a car-free car in 2021, but “I do not see a clear road,” said Brauer. Fields becomes CEO of Ford after a number of years in top management positions, including as president, chief operating officer and president of the department of US departments. He was instrumental in Ford’s North American turnaround during that piece. More recently, he made headlines as Ford confused with Donald Trump about the criticism of the then candidate and now president about Ford to add jobs in Mexico. Ford eventually capitulated by canceling a $ 1.6 billion Mexico factory. But the company is stuck by its plans to move the Ford Focus sedan to Mexico, moving it to an existing factory instead of a new facility. Fields’ successor, Hackett, is close to Ford Jr., who has replaced Mulally as CEO. At a media event in January, Ford Jr. The former furniture manager repeatedly praised for his out-of-the-box thinking and leadership. From a stylistic point of view, it is a sharp shift. Fields joins the cool, polished corporate persona of the Harvard MBA degree he is. Hackett’s pleasant approach comes out as more folksy, but he is also known for making difficult decisions. He authorized job cuts in Steelcase and helped to reform the company’s corporate culture during a two-decade long term of office as CEO.