According to Ford Motor Co’s Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks, no new CEO announcement should be expected for 2014.
Shanks declared yesterday to reporters he does not expect an announcement next year on whether Chief Executive Alan Mulally will be succeeded by his second-in-command, COO Mark Fields.
Ford’s biggest year of new model announcements could be overshadowed by the continuous reporting from sources saying that Mulally, 68, is on the short list to be named the new head of giant software company Microsoft Corporation.
But Shanks said on the sidelines of a meeting in New York to announce the company’s 2014 forecast that Mulally is “still engaged” in company operations. Shanks added he does not expect an announcement next year on whether Mark Fields, Ford’s chief operating officer, will replace Mulally.