Ford Motor Co. is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of automobiles across six continents. The company through its subsidiaries also engages in other businesses, including financing vehicles. The company operates through two business sectors: Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector operates through four business segments: Ford North America, Ford South America, Ford Europe and Ford Asia Pacific Africa. The Ford North America segment is engaged in the sale of Ford and Lincoln brand vehicles, service parts and accessories in North America. The Ford South America segment is engaged in the sale of Ford brand vehicles and related service parts and accessories in South America. The Ford Europe segment is engaged in the sale of Ford brand vehicles and related service parts and accessories in Europe, Turkey and Russia. The Ford Asia Pacific Africa segment includes primarily the sale of Ford brand vehicles and related service parts and accessories in the Asia Pacific region and South Africa. The Financial Services sector operates through two segments: Ford Credit and Other Financial Services. The Ford Credit segment provides vehicle related financing, leasing, and insurance through the company's wholly owned subsidiary Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC. The Other Financial Services segment includes a variety of businesses, including holding companies and real estate. Ford Motor was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903 and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.
Mulally Says Ford Moving `Very Fast to Investment Grade
Alan Mulally, President and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 66 — Director Since: 2006
Principal Occupation: President and Chief Executive Officer, Ford Motor Company
Recent Business Experience: Mr. Mulally was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford effective September 1, 2006. Since March 2001, Mr. Mulally had been Executive Vice President of the Boeing Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He also was a member of the Boeing Executive Council. Prior to that time, Mr. Mulally served as President of Boeing's space and defense business. Mr. Mulally has served as co-chair of the Washington Competitiveness Council, and has sat on the advisory boards of NASA, the University of Washington, the University of Kansas, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of England's Royal Academy of Engineering.
Robert L. Shanks, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman
Age: 54 — Director Since: 1988
Principal Occupation: Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ford Motor Company
Recent Business Experience: Mr. Ford has held a number of management positions within Ford, including Vice President — Commercial Truck Vehicle Center. From 1995 until October 30, 2001, Mr. Ford was Chair of the Finance Committee. Effective January 1, 1999, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and effective October 30, 2001, he was elected Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Ford became Executive Chairman of the Company on September 1, 2006 and is the current Chair of the Finance Committee. Mr. Ford also is Vice Chairman of The Detroit Lions, Inc., Chairman of the Detroit Economic Club, and Trustee of The Henry Ford. He also is a member of the Boards of Business Leaders for Michigan and the Henry Ford Health System.
Current Directorships: eBay Inc.
Committee Memberships: Finance, Sustainability