Although Fields, executive vice president and president of Ford's Americas division, says he does not believe his hairstyle counts as a mullet, the long-in-back and short-in-front style is recognized by many as the often-mocked style often sported by hockey players, The Detroit Free Press reported Monday.
Fields said he has no plans to cut his long hair.
"I don't want to be too corporate," he said. "That's part of my radical side." Ford is headquartered in Dearborn, Mich.
Ninety-one percent of Internet voters on a Jalopnik.com poll concluded that Fields' hair is, in fact, a "bold mullet," and an Autoblog.com user observed after the Detroit auto show that "Fields looked like an 8-track tape salesman from the late 70's in his zoot suit and mullet."
Fields said he has gotten used to the digs on his 'do, and he even keeps a computer-generated joke card on his desk that features a Ford-brand version of the executive with long hair, a Mercury version with medium-length hair, and a Lincoln-brand Fields with a closely-cropped mane.