• Aug 22, 2008

After holding the title for just over six months, the President of Ford Australia has resigned and is moving to the United States to "fulfill a career dream." President Bill Osborne, who took the position only in February, insists his departure has nothing to do with the fact that the company just announced 350 jobs will be cut at Victorian plants. Mr. Osborne is mum on where he is heading, although a company spokesperson said it is outside the automotive industry. Ford has not announced a replacement, but the new boss will have his or her work cut out as the Australian market adjusts from its high-horsepower diet to more fuel efficient vehicles. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

[Source: News.com.au]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      A black Aussie!! I didn't think they let us in down there. This post was like those Saturday morning ads on NBC, the more you know>
        • 6 Years Ago
        He's an African-American. He was a former honcho over at Ford Canada then came down here for a short stint. Would've been nice if he'd worked out his agenda before leaving a company without a CEO again... Thanks Osbourne, you chump.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, cause those Aborigonies (think I spelled it wrong) are really Latino.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Headed to San Carlos?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford of Canada boss just left too
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford and GM go beggin to Washington.

      GM, Ford Seek $50 Billion in U.S. Loans, Doubling First Request

      http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aIECoNZ8Zbgo&refer=home

      Dude where is my bailout????
        • 6 Years Ago
        You know, generally speaking, comments are usually, in some way, relevant to the article...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Generally...

        Could be a reason why Ford didn't simply transfer him.

        Your point noted though
      • 6 Years Ago
      He is missing his momma.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bring the V8 Supercar program with you!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, an executive who saw who was going to take the fall, and left before Ford could hang him.

      Well played!
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