Friday, January 10, 2014

Ford CEO Mulally says that he did not leave for Microsoft

Ford CEO Mulally says that he did not leave for Microsoft
Alan Mulally is Ford.

The associated press Tuesday said the CEO, who it was rumored to be in the race to Microsoft's next leader, leaving not the automaker's Dearborn, Michigan until late 2014.

"I want to at the end of the speculation because I have no other plans nothing other than serve Ford, Microsoft" Mulally said in an interview.

Question if this investor said concerns regarding his departure Mulally should at the end "you left me worry."

Mulally said that he will stay with his plan, the Ford until at least the end of 2014 stick. Ford announced the plan in November 2012. At the same time, it promoted the fields of the likely successor to Mulally mark fields as chief operating officer.

In the last few months, there were numerous reports that Mulally was in the shortlist of candidates to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Microsoft announced in August, which Ballmer wants to step down as CEO.

Mulally would not say that if he had spoken to Microsoft CEO. But he said that the speculation was a distraction for Ford.

Mulally, 68, was trained as an aeronautical engineer. He was 36 years at Boeing and was President of the company passenger aircraft Division--before Ford Chairman Bill Ford lured him in 2006 to the ailing automaker. He is widely credited with the company in the profit zone back and widespread executive infighting stop changing the culture.

During his tenure, Ford has $32.9 billion in profit before taxes and its shares have more than doubled.

Microsoft would not say, that Tuesday whether Mulally has announcement came as a surprise.

"Out of respect for the process and the potential candidates, we not comment on individual names," a Microsoft spokesman of the AP News Agency.

Ford shares rose 20 cents to $15,58 in trading after hours. Microsoft shares fell 37 cents, $36,04.

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