Take me to the cloud - Ford CEO Alan Mulally leaves for Google's Board of Directors

Take me to the cloud - Ford CEO Alan Mulally leaves for Google's Board of Directors
Alan Mulally, the president and CEO of Ford Motor Company made headlines in the technological press as he ran for CEO at Microsoft following Steve Ballmer's retirement. Ultimately, it was Satya Nadella who won the drag race, but Mulally was pretty content with remaining at Ford anyway. Or was he? From July 9, 2014, his resume no longer reads "CEO, Ford". It reads "member, Google Board of Directors". That's right - Mulally has left Ford to serve Google's Audit Committee.

“I am so pleased that Alan is now joining Google’s board!” - exclaimed Google CEO Larry Page. “I look forward to working together with the Google board and management team to continue to deliver their compelling vision.” - reflected Mulally. Talk about keeping it professional.

Spending the better part of the last eight years shifting Ford through the gears of the auto industry, Mr. Mulally previously held three executive positions at Boeing and sat on the advisory boards of NASA, the University of Washington and University of Kansas, MIT, and the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He's also a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of England's Royal Academy of Engineering. It's safe to say that Alan Mulally did his Bachelor's in aeronautical and astronautical engineering and Master's in Management justice.

So, what will Mulally bring to Google's table? Given his new position, he was mostly hired for his management expertise, but who knows what one could accomplish at Google with a Bachelor's in astronautics...

source: Google Press

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7 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

It's time we take flight

2. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I wish I had a resume like that...

3. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Mullaly was simply amazing at Ford, where he brought them back from almost bankruptcy and his career as an airplane engineer was innovative, but I am rated surprised to see him at google

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Interesting move. I wish him nothing but the best. He did a respectable job. Something a little less stressful would be nice.

5. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

he left ford wit the best car line up...for the first time you can close your eyes and point at any car at ford and be happy whatever car you pointed at

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Darn, was going he would contribute his excellent skills to Microsoft.

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Darn, was hoping he would contribute his excellent skills to Microsoft.

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