With about $34.4b in debt and a selling rate that’s being propped up by incentives and fleet sales, Ford ain’t out of the woods yet by a long shot. But compared to the ongoing debacles in the RenCen and Auburn Hills, things are looking downright sunny under the sign of the Blue Oval. Most of the credit for that tends to go to CEO Alan Mulally, who left Boeing to assume control at Ford in 2006. There are people who want him gone.
A website called www.bringalanback.com has popped up [via egmcartech] seeking to bring Alan Mulally back to his old company, which suddenly finds itself in need of its own turnaround after several delays of its 787 Dreamliner project. Though its understandable that Boeing insiders would want their old CEO back, Mulally is “REALLY” needed at Ford as well. Surely even they appreciate the importance of having at least one American automaker that generates something other than negative headlines. Sorry guys, but Alan Mulally is the first good thing to happen to Detroit since, well… there you have it. Hands off.