In recent months, rumors had been flying about Ford CEO Alan Mulally potentially leaving the company to take a position at Microsoft. Last we heard, Mulally was planning to stick around at Ford through at least 2014, and in an interview today, that bit was confirmed by the CEO himself.

According to the Associated Press, in a report from The Detroit News, Mulally said he will not be leaving Ford for Microsoft, and reiterated that he will remain at the Blue Oval through 2014, if not longer. Mulally has "no plans other than to serve Ford," according to the report.

Mulally did not say whether or not he had been in talks with Microsoft at any point. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has said he plans to leave the software company sometime this year.


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      Rob J
      • 11 Months Ago
      That image makes him look like a contestant on American Idol. Anyway, he is a seriously great CEO.
      Steve
      • 11 Months Ago
      When Ford stood up and did not take the Federal money they made a statement that told us they were a true company with true values. Even though the unions hurt Ford badly, Ford was able to overcome some of the problems they caused. Different than GM and Chrysler, they could not overcome the nasty impact from the unions and colapsed, took tax payer money to pay off the debt the unions caused and went on as a company in shame.
        Technoir
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Steve
        Ford did take plenty of gubmint assistance, what are you talking about? With people like you, there would be no US automaker left.
      Cruising
      • 11 Months Ago
      Excellent news for Ford. As for Microsoft they need to bring back Windows XP or atleast the branding, talk about a old truck that just don't quite. All these years later so many computers still rocking XP.
      Andrew
      • 11 Months Ago
      good keep driving FORD int othe ground!
      Tbird19482
      • 11 Months Ago
      Steve you might want to take a look at the last CEO Ford had. He was the one that almost killed Ford NOT the Unions. He bought Jag. and Volvo and did nothing with them, Look at them now. It was the Unions that helped save Ford, Look up the facts
        Randy
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Tbird19482
        You might want to read the book American Icon. It tells the whole story! It's a good read, even if you're not an avid reader (which I'm not).
      whofan
      • 11 Months Ago
      Alan saved Boeing and helped Bill Ford save Ford. I read the book Icon about Alan Mulally and Ford. I have to say Bill Ford JR. really deserves credit for saving Ford. He needed Alan to change the culture inside the company that Bill Ford could not do. Alan`s vision of a one Ford was shared by Bill Ford. One thing that was totally Alan`s idea was selling off all the luxury brands that Jacques Nasser bought (Ford`s Roger Smith).
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 11 Months Ago
      Microsoft is doom I don't think anyone can bring Microsoft back to its fit specially with Google and Apple around. I am glad Mulally is staying at Ford, he is doing a tremendous job there.
        Jason Alan Sipes
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Arturo Rios Jr.
        Uh what? Do you guys even do any research before making such stupid claims? Microsoft profits have only gone up over the years.
          The_Zachalope
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Jason Alan Sipes
          Microsoft profits dropped 6% the past fiscal year. There were increases before that, with the exception of an 18% drop in the 2009 fiscal year.
      Avinash Machado
      • 11 Months Ago
      Great news.
      hlwade
      • 11 Months Ago
      Now, if Ford could just design a better looking automobile ...... (The previous Ford Taurus model was MUCH BETTER LOOKING than the present model.)
      dohc73
      • 11 Months Ago
      Not to mention how in bed Ford and Microsoft were too. You'd think (as Allen probably did) he'd be shoo-in.
      ponypkg5
      • 11 Months Ago
      Technoir get your rant correct. Ford did 'borrow' from the bank and put the company up as collateral. NEVER did they even think to take gov't $'s. By the way Chrysler has been bought by a 'foreign' company and GM is still in bed with the gov't. So much negativity about our own companies, and bickering amongst our own citizens makes one understand why other countries see America as an easy target! Have a Blessed Day!
      dohc73
      • 11 Months Ago
      *Alan
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