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Ford Motor Company

ABA10 WinnerCompany: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
Company Description: Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 176,000 employees and about 80 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and, until its sale, Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Business Turnaround of the Year - More Than 2,500 Employees

Nomination Title: Ford Motor Company

1. Tell the story about what this nominated company achieved since January 1 2009 (up to 500 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:

Henry Ford began the famous Ford Motor Company around June of 1903. The first
car produced in that shop was the Model A and they made 1,708 of those in their
first year of business. The Model T was introduced in October 1908 and by the
end of the year over 10,000 Model T’s had been made. Ford Motor Company had its
ups and downs all along the way with money problems and leadership issues. In
the beginning of 1921 they were almost forced to go into bankruptcy but Ford put
his brain to work and came up with different ways to make money where he ended
up with $27 million more than he needed to pay off his debts. Henry’s son Edsel
helped with the company until he unexpectedly died in 1943. Henry then got his
grandson Henry II discharged from the Navy to come assist him. He then became
President of the company in 1945. Henry Ford died in 1947 at the age of 83.
After some more ups and downs, the company would become what we know it today,
the second-largest automobile company in the world.

Accomplishments Since 2009:
• Ford is now the official vehicle at Bristol Motor Speedway
• Ford’s F-Series is America’s best selling truck for the 32nd year in a row and
the best selling vehicle overall for the 27th year in a row
• Ford Fusion is America’s most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan for both
conventional gasoline and hybrid models
• Will introduce in North America in 2010 a dual-clutch PowerShift six-speed
• 2010 Ford Mustang has earned 5-star safety ratings for driver and passenger in
front and side crash tests as well as rollover performance
• Ford India launches the Fiesta SXI
• Records a quarter profit after four consecutive losses – posted a second
quarter profit of $2.3 billion
• Ford is now the official car and truck of the NHRA
• 3rd quarter profit of $997 million – the company has made a turn around by
cutting costs and launching new vehicles that people want to buy
• Ford Taurus SHO named 2010 “Urban Car of the Year” and Ford Fusion Hybrid was
voted “Urban Green Vehicle of the Year”
• 2010 Taurus earns 5-star driver and passenger in front and side crash ratings
• In 2009, posts a full-year market share gain since 1995
• F-Series is best-selling truck for 33rd consecutive year

2. List hyperlinks to any online news stories, press releases, or other documents that support the claims made in the section above. IMPORTANT: Begin each link with http://, and enclose each link in square brackets; for example, []:

Move Over GM – Ford’s Taking Over as Official Bristol Motor Speedway Vehicle –

Ford’s F-Series Reigns as America’s Best-Selling Truck and Best-Selling Vehicle
– 1/5/09

Ford Fusion Tops Toyota Camry, Honda Accord Again with Best-in-Class 34 MPG
4-Cylinder Model – 1/9/09

Ford to Introduce Fuel-Efficient Dual-Clutch PowerShift Transmission in North
America in 2010 – 1/22/09

2010 Ford Mustang Scores 5-Star Safety Ratings – 5/18/09

Premium New Ford Fiesta SXI Launched – 7/29/09

Ford Rakes in $2.3 Billion Profit – 7/24/09

Ford Named Official Car and Truck of NHRA – 8/3/09

Ford Posts an Unexpected Profit of $997 Million – 11/4/09

Ford Taurus SHO & Fusion Hybrid Named 2010 Urban Autos of the Year – 12/22/09

2010 Taurus Earns Five-Star Crash Ratings – 12/24/09

Ford Caps 2009 with 33 Percent Sales Increase, First Full-Year Market Share Gain
Since 1995 – 1/5/10

Ford F-Series Does it Again: Best-Selling Truck for 33 Straight Years – 1/6/10

3. Provide a brief (up to 100 words) biography about the leader of this nominated company:

Alan Mulally is president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Company. He
also is a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Ford in
September 2006, Mulally served as executive vice president of The Boeing
Company, and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial
Airplanes. In that role, he was responsible for all of the company’s commercial
airplane programs and related services. Mulally also was a member of the Boeing
Executive Council and served as Boeing’s senior executive in the Pacific Northwest.

Mulally joined Boeing in 1969 and progressed through a number of significant
engineering and program-management assignments, including contributions on the
727, 737, 747, 757 and 767 airplanes.

Throughout his career, Mulally has been recognized for his contributions and
industry leadership, including being named one of “The World’s Most Influential
People” by TIME magazine in their 2009 “TIME 100” issue, “Person of the Year”
for 2006 by Aviation Week magazine and one of “The Best Leaders of 2005” by
BusinessWeek magazine.

Mulally previously served as co-chair of the Washington Competitiveness Council,
and sat on the advisory boards of NASA, the University of Washington, the
University of Kansas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the U.S. Air
Force Scientific Advisory Board. He is a member of the United States National
Academy of Engineering and a fellow of England’s Royal Academy of Engineering.

He also served as a past president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics (AIAA) and is a former president of its Foundation. Additionally,
Mulally served as a past chairman of the Board of Governors of the Aerospace
Industries Association.

Mulally holds bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in aeronautical and
astronautical engineering from the University of Kansas, and earned a master’s
in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a 1982 Alfred P.
Sloan fellow.

A native of Kansas, Mulally is a private pilot and enjoys tennis, golf and reading.

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