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Ford Motors

COMPANY

Automobile manufacturer, founded 16-Jun-1903 by Henry Ford. The company's other auto brands include Lincoln, Mercury, and Volvo, and Ford also maintains a minority interest in automakers Aston Martin and Mazda. Other subsidiaries include The Hertz Corporation, Ford Motor Credit Company, and Motorcraft auto parts. In 2008, Ford sold the Jaguar and Land Rover nameplates to Tata Group. In 2010, Ford announced the pending sale of Volvo to Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.

Official Website:
http://www.ford.com/

Industry:
Automobile

Ticker:
NYSE:F

Corporate headquarters:
Dearborn, MI

Sales:
$164B (2003)

Employees:
327000 (2003)

EXECUTIVES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William P. Benton
Business
4-Nov-1923 19-Feb-2009 Former VP at Ford
Gina Boswell
Business
c. 1962   Senior Alberto-Culver executive
Deborah S. Coleman
Business
c. 1953   International Business Solutions
James J. Couzens
Politician
26-Aug-1872 22-Oct-1936 US Senator from Michigan, 1922-36
John M. Devine
Business
13-May-1944   Vice Chairman of GM, 2001-06
Mark Fields
Business
24-Jan-1961   CEO of Ford Motor
William H. Fike
Business
c. 1936   Vice Chairman, Magna International, 1994-99
Edsel Ford
Business
6-Nov-1893 26-May-1943 President of Ford, 1919-43
Edsel B. Ford II
Business
27-Dec-1948   VP, Ford Motors
Henry Ford II
Business
4-Sep-1917 29-Sep-1987 Former President, CEO of Ford
Henry Ford
Business
30-Jul-1863 7-Apr-1947 Founder of Ford Motors
William Clay Ford, Jr.
Business
3-May-1957   CEO of Ford, 2001-06
William Clay Ford, Sr.
Business
14-Mar-1925 9-Mar-2014 Ford exec and owner of the Detroit Lions
Allan D. Gilmour
Business
1934   Twice Vice Chairman of Ford
Louise K. Goeser
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Ford Mexico
Ronald E. Goldsberry
Business
12-Sep-1942   Former VP, Ford
Edward E. Hagenlocker
Business
c. 1940   Vice Chairman of Ford, 1996-99
Michael N. Hammes
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Sunrise Medical
Steven K. Hamp
Business
c. 1948   President, The Henry Ford, 1996-2005
Earl J. Hesterberg
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Group 1 Automotive
Lee Iacocca
Business
15-Oct-1924   Former chairman, Chrysler Corporation
Louis E. Lataif
Business
c. 1939   Management Dean, Boston University
Kathleen Ligocki
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Tower Automotive, 2003-07
Frank E. Macher
Business
c. 1940   Former CEO of Collins & Aikman, Federal Mogul
David N. McCammon
Business
c. 1935   VP and Treasurer of Ford, 1987-97
Robert McNamara
Government
9-Jun-1916 6-Jul-2009 US Secretary of Defense, 1961-68
Robert S. Miller
Business
4-Nov-1941   CEO of Delphi, 2005-07
Judith A. Muhlberg
Business
c. 1952   Public relations consultant, Gagen MacDonald
Alan Mulally
Business
4-Aug-1945   CEO of Ford Motor Company, 2006-14
Antonio M. Neto
Business
c. 1957   President, Ford South America Operations
William Niskanen
Administrator
13-Mar-1933 26-Oct-2011 Chairman of the Cato Institute
Carl E. Reichardt
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Wells Fargo Bank, 1983-94
Robert L. Rewey
Business
c. 1938   Former VP Marketing at Ford
Kenneth L. Rose
Business
c. 1937   Henkels & McCoy
Marvin Runyon
Government
16-Sep-1924 3-May-2004 US Postmaster General, 1992-98
Mark A. Schulz
Business
c. 1952   Former Ford International EVP
Greg C. Smith
Business
c. 1952   Vice Chairman of Ford, 2005-06
Anne Stevens
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Carpenter Technology
Henry D. G. Wallace
Business
c. 1946   CFO of Ford Motor, 2000-01
Kenneth Whipple
Business
1934   Retired Ford Motor executive

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stephen G. Butler
Business
c. 1948   CEO of KPMG, 1996-2002
Kimberly A. Casiano
Business
21-Dec-1957   President of Casiano Communications, 1994-2009
Anthony F. Earley, Jr.
Business
29-Jul-1949   CEO of DTE Energy
Mark Fields
Business
24-Jan-1961   CEO of Ford Motor
Edsel B. Ford II
Business
27-Dec-1948   VP, Ford Motors
William Clay Ford, Jr.
Business
3-May-1957   CEO of Ford, 2001-06
Dick Gephardt
Politician
31-Jan-1941   Congressman from Missouri, 1977-2005
James P. Hackett
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Steelcase
James H. Hance, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   CFO, Bank of America, 1988-2004
William W. Helman IV
Business
c. 1958   Greylock Partners
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Politician
26-Mar-1960   US Ambassador to China, 2009-11
John C. Lechleiter
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Eli Lilly
Ellen R. Marram
Business
1947   CEO of Tropicana, 1997-98
Homer A. Neal
Physicist
13-Jun-1942   Director of the ATLAS Project
Gerald L. Shaheen
Business
c. 1944   Group President, Caterpillar Inc.
John L. Thornton
Business
c. 1954   President of Goldman Sachs, 1999-2003

PAST BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John R. H. Bond
Business
c. 1942   Chairman, HSBC Holdings, 1998-2004
John Connally
Politician
27-Feb-1917 15-Jun-1993 Governor of Texas, 1963-69
Henry Ford II
Business
4-Sep-1917 29-Sep-1987 Former President, CEO of Ford
William Clay Ford, Sr.
Business
14-Mar-1925 9-Mar-2014 Ford exec and owner of the Detroit Lions
Allan D. Gilmour
Business
1934   Twice Vice Chairman of Ford
Roberto C. Goizueta
Business
18-Nov-1931 18-Oct-1997 CEO of Coca-Cola, 1981-97
Irvine O. Hockaday, Jr.
Business
12-Aug-1936   CEO of Hallmark, 1986-2001
Marie-Josée Kravis
Economist
11-Sep-1949   President of MoMA
Drew Lewis
Government
3-Nov-1931   US Secretary of Transportation, 1981-83
Richard A. Manoogian
Business
1936   CEO of Masco, 1985-2007
Robert McNamara
Government
9-Jun-1916 6-Jul-2009 US Secretary of Defense, 1961-68
Alan Mulally
Business
4-Aug-1945   CEO of Ford Motor Company, 2006-14
Jorma Ollila
Business
15-Aug-1950   CEO of Nokia, 1992-2006
Ken Olsen
Business
20-Feb-1925 6-Feb-2011 Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation
Carl E. Reichardt
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Wells Fargo Bank, 1983-94
John L. Weinberg
Business
25-Jan-1925 7-Aug-2006 Chairman of Goldman Sachs, 1976-90
Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
Business
13-Sep-1926   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 1987-92

NOTABLE EMPLOYEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jerald F. ter Horst
Government
11-Jul-1922 31-Mar-2010 Gerald Ford's short-term press secretary

EMPLOYMENT

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
José Maria Alapont
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Federal-Mogul
Paul M. Anderson
Business
1945   CEO of Duke Energy, 2003-07
Wayne A. Budd
Attorney
18-Nov-1941   Partner, Goodwin Procter
Dennis E. Clements
Business
c. 1944   Group VP at Toyota, 2000-05
Gary L. Convis
Business
22-Sep-1942   Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky
James C. Cotting
Business
c. 1933   CEO of Navistar International, 1987-95
Erroll B. Davis, Jr.
Business
c. 1943   Chancellor, University System of Georgia
John Demjanjuk
Criminal
3-Apr-1920 17-Mar-2012 Retired auto worker convicted for Nazi past
Thomas G. Denomme
Business
c. 1940   Vice Chairman of Chrysler, 1994-97
Cyrus F. Freidheim
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Sun Times Media Group, 2006-09
Linda A. Goodspeed
Business
c. 1962   Former EVP, Lennox International
Gerald Greenwald
Business
11-Sep-1935   CEO of United Air Lines, 1994-99
Chuck Hansen
Activist
13-May-1947 26-Mar-2003 Nuclear historian and archivist
William H. Hernandez
Business
1948   CFO of PPG Industries
Jeffrey R. Immelt
Business
19-Feb-1956   CEO of General Electric
Raymond M. Kethledge
Judge
11-Dec-1966   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Eddie Long
Religion
12-May-1953   Georgia Baptist minister
Matthew E. Massengill
Business
12-Apr-1961   CEO of Western Digital, 2000-05
Charles G. McClure
Business
c. 1953   CEO of ArvinMeritor
Richard T. McCormack
Diplomat
6-Mar-1941   US Ambassador to the OAS, 1985-89
Woodrow A. Myers, Jr.
Doctor
14-Feb-1954   EVP at Wellpoint, 2000-05
Grace Napolitano
Politician
4-Dec-1936   Congresswoman, California 38th
Anne Northup
Politician
22-Jan-1948   Congresswoman from Kentucky, 1997-2007
Jerry K. Pearlman
Business
27-Mar-1939   CEO of Zenith Electronics, 1983-95
Gilbert Plass
Physicist
22-Mar-1922 1-Mar-2004 Climate change scientist
Nick Rose
Business
Oct-1957   CFO of Diageo
Wayne R. Sanders
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Kimberly-Clark, 1991-2002
Gregg M. Sherrill
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Tenneco
Bruce A. Smith
Business
12-Oct-1943   CEO of Tesoro
Thomas T. Stallkamp
Business
6-Sep-1946   CEO of MSX International, 2000-03
Larry D. Thompson
Attorney
15-Nov-1945   General Counsel of Pepsi
Charlie Wilson
Politician
18-Jan-1943 14-Apr-2013 Congressman from Ohio, 2007-11
Frederick C. Yeager
Business
c. 1942   Senior VP Finance, Time Warner
Kenneth F. Yontz
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Sybron, 1986-2000
Sam H. Zakhem
Diplomat
25-Nov-1935   US Ambassador to Bahrain, 1986-89

EXTRANEOUS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Vern Buchanan
Politician
8-May-1951   Congressman, Florida 16th
W. Edwards Deming
Mathematician
14-Oct-1900 20-Dec-1993 Quality Control guru
C. Robert Kidder
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Borden Chemical, 1995-2002
James M. Moran
Business
8-Aug-1918 24-Apr-2007 JM Family Enterprises
Brendan O'Neill
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Imperial Chemical Industries, 1999-2003
Jackie Stewart
Auto Racing
11-Jun-1939   Three time Formula-1 world champion

CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harry Connick, Jr.
Singer
11-Sep-1967   Golden voiced singer/actor
Gil Gerard
Actor
23-Jan-1943   Buck Rogers
Wayne Gretzky
Hockey
26-Jan-1961   The Great One
Dennis Hopper
Actor
17-May-1936 29-May-2010 Apocalypse Now
Bruce Jenner
Track and Field
28-Oct-1949   US Olympic track and field star
Susan Lucci
Actor
23-Dec-1946   Erica Kane on All My Children
Joe Montana
Football
11-Jun-1956   San Francisco 49ers QB
Jack Palance
Actor
18-Feb-1919 10-Nov-2006 Performed one-handed push-ups
Mike Rowe
TV Personality
18-Mar-1962   Dirty Jobs
Brooke Shields
Model
31-May-1965   Suddenly Susan
Lindsay Wagner
Actor
22-Jun-1949   The Bionic Woman


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