Items tagged with Alan Mulally

Shortly after Steve Ballmer announced his plans to step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, the search began in earnest to replace him and one name that kept coming up was Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford who is contractually obligated to remain with his company through 2014. Had he been offered the job at Microsoft, there's no doubt Mulally would have been able to buy out his contract, but up until recently, it was all speculation. Apparently tired of fielding the same question over and over, Mulally finally addressed the giant elephant in the room. His answer? According to an article... Read more...
Microsoft still has up to eight more months to find a replacement for Steve Ballmer, the outgoing CEO who announced near the end of August plans to retire within the next 12 months, essentially giving himself and Microsoft's board of directors a deadline to hire someone new. Less than four months into the search, one name that keeps coming up is Ford chief Alan Mulally, and that has Ford's board feeling a little anxious. The board's biggest concern is that Mulally has done nothing to take his name out of contention. If he didn't have interest in the Microsoft job and/or was committed to staying... Read more...
Considered by some industry analysts to be the front runner to replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft's next Chief Executive Officer, Alan Mulally, the man in charge of Ford, might now be out of the running. As far as the automobile maker's director Edsel Ford II is concerned, Mulally is staying with his current company at least through the end of 2014, which would carry him beyond the 1-year timeline Microsoft gave itself to find a replacement chief. "Alan is staying through the end of 2014 and that's all I know," Ford said off to the side during the new Mustang unveiling in Dearborn, Michigan, according... Read more...
Former Nokia chief Stephen Elop has emerged as the odds-on frontrunner to replace Steve Ballmer at Microsoft, and while that may very well come to fruition, there are other candidates worth considering. Two of them include Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences Corp's (CSC) CEO Mike Lawrie. Citing "several sources familiar with the matter," Reuters says Microsoft and its special committee tasked with finding the company's next chief has a list of about 40 potential replacements it's considering. The list includes a mix of internal and external candidates for the job. Investors would... Read more...