Ford CEO Allan Mulally will again keynote this year’s CES. Last year Mulally’s keynote was exceptional both in content and innovation as well as how passionately Mulally seemed to feel about Ford’s prospects in the very troubled times of the auto industry. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, Mulally seemed the right man at the right time to face the difficult challenges ahead for Ford.
After the talk I had a chance to ask him if Ford would need auto industry bailout money and he said “no”. Although Ford has enjoyed some loans from the US Energy Department I do not believe they’ve requested bailout funding, and it really appears that under Mulally’s leadership Ford will emerge successfully and eventually profitably from the near collapse of the US Auto industry.
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