• Sep 26, 2006

To no one's surprise, Steve Hamp, chief of staff for Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally, is bailing on the blue oval at the end of this year. The well-connected brother-in-law to former CEO and continuing chairman Bill Ford was apparently instrumental in bringing the former Boeing big wig on board. Ford hasn't announced any plan to replace him.

Hamp, who is married to Bill Ford's older sister Shiela, was brought on in early November of 2005 after Jim Vella stepped down. The then-president of the Henry Ford Museum was responsible for running Michigan's number one tourist attraction, bringing in $54 million in revenues and representing a huge public relations tool for Ford.

[Source: The Car Connection]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      And is there a problem with jumping from a sinking ship?
      • 8 Years Ago
      what year is that photo taken? 1964?
      • 8 Years Ago
      EXIT RAMP:

      DON'T BE AT ALL SURPRIZED TO SEE MOST OF FOMOCO'S CURRENT MANAGEMENT GROUP BAILING OUT OVER THE NEXT YEAR-AND-A-HALF. THIS, DESPITE MULALLY'S GRACIOUS COMMENTS TO THE FACT THAT HE HAD NO NEED FOR A FRESH NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM; THAT HE ALREADY HAD EVERYONE HE NEEDED IN PLACE. THAT LITTLE TOWN HALL MEETING WITH THE EMPLOYEES WAS PROBABLY NOTHING MORE THAN AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUCK-UP FLAGGING MORALE AND TRANSITION HIMSELF INTO PLACE. THE REAL BLOOD LETTING IS GOING ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, WHERE BLUE COLLAR WORKERS AND MID MANAGEMENT TYPES DON'T HAVE TO SEE IT. AND ONCE EVERYONE IN THE EXECUTIVE SUITE HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY DEBRIEFED, THEY'LL BE SENT PACKING. THE NEW CEO KNOWS EXACTLY WHO'S TO BLAME FOR THE CURRENT MESS, AND ALL OF THE PERPS ARE BEING SHOWN THE DOOR. BET ON IT.
      I'M DAN SMITH