Ford Motor Co's new chief executive, Jim Farley, on Thursday promised the No. 2 U.S. automaker would move with urgency, in contrast to criticism his predecessor faced. Farley, on his first day as Ford's 11th CEO, also announced an executive shake-up that included naming a new chief financial officer. Ford's promise to accelerate its turnaround is not new at a time when it is executing on an $11 billion restructuring.
"These are new growth initiatives that could create a lot of value for the company," Farley told Reuters, after Ford announced that he will succeed Jim Hackett as the automaker's fourth CEO since 2014. In addition to Ford's work on self-driving vehicles, "these are concrete areas that will change Ford," Farley said. In the meantime, Farley, 58, must wrestle with a painful restructuring of Ford's global operations amid the ravages of the coronavirus crisis that has saddled the No. 2 U.S. automa
Joe Hinrichs and Jim Farley will lead the automotive and strategic units.
Ford exec offers a bit more clarity on future products
Ford is testing a facelifted EcoSport in Michigan, raising questions about the sub-compact CUV's potential in the growing American sub-compact CUV market.
Episode #405 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Greg Migliore talk about Steve's drive to SEMA in high-performance Mopars, Jim Farley's move to head Ford of Europe and the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. We start with what's in the Autoblog Garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our Dan Roth
A recent GAO report concluded car companies don't adequately disclose how and why they share location data.
Ford Motor Company is announcing a major personnel shakeup that could have a dramatic effect on the future of the Lincoln division. Kumar Galhotra (pictured above), currently vice president of engineering at Ford for all of its vehicles worldwide, is taking over as the president of the luxury brand on September 1, replacing Jim Farley. The automaker is also hiring a new head of advanced engineering.
Lincoln fans might want to give incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields a pat on the back for having a hand in saving the brand from the chopping block last year. He's among the people spearheading the rejuvenation of the division away from its stodgy image to appeal to younger customers.
Last month Ford's Jim Farley made waves at the CES when it was reported he told show attendees, "We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing. By the way, we don't supply that data to anyone." Farley and Ford later partially retracted and clarified that statement.
Ford marketing head honcho Jim Farley made waves at CES this week by telling show attendees, "We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you're doing it," according to a report by Business Insider. Farley continued by saying, "We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing. By the way, we don't supply that data to anyone."
While most of us believe that small, fuel efficient cars are the key to global expansion for US automakers, Jim Farley, Ford's vice president of Global Marketing, thinks otherwise. Last week, we attended an exclusive sneak preview of the Ford Edge Concept in advance of the Los Angeles Auto Show, and
"We certainly have that ability. We're studying it very, very closely." Those are the words of Jim Farley, global head of sales, marketing, service at Ford. The investigation Farley is referring to is the possibility of selling the company's new EcoSport crossover in America.
Automotive News reports Lincoln is looking to Chinese luxury shoppers for customer service ideas. Those notions may eventually make their way back to the US in the form of new dealership training. Jim Farley, the executive vice president of global marketing for Ford, tells Automotive News, "In many ways, Zach Bowman
If you're a fan of Lincoln, get ready for "a really great story" come May 1. That's how Ford marketing boss Jim Farley, in a call with analysts, characterized the coming April sales report for the MKZ. At the moment, there are probably few things that the executive VP could want more than a happy ending for the ballyhooed sedan that has made people cry boo-hoo for the past six months.