Ford CEO earnings jump as car sales soar

DETROIT, April 7 (UPI) -- Ford Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Ford's earnings took a big jump as car sales rebounded sharply, it was reported Thursday.

Ford scion to retire

DETROIT, March 10 (UPI) -- William Clay Ford Sr., a scion of the Ford Motors' founding family who guided the company since 1948, will retire from the board of directors in May.

Ford heir becomes automaker Hollywood link

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- this was slugged top news, but i would have made it ent. or biz. alex

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DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. Thursday named Chief Executive Officer Jim Padilla president to succeed Nick Scheele, who is retiring in February.

Ford's Nick Scheele on the way out

LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A clash between the head of Ford Motor and Nick Scheele, president of the company's British operations, has prompted Scheele to call it quits.

Ford plans new products with less rebate

DETROIT, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Ford says it expects its market plunge to end within six months as the company banks on new products with fewer incentives.

Ford urges new health care solutions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The head of the Ford Motor Co. has urged new solutions to rising healthcare costs and other problems threatening the U.S. economy.

Ford kicks off the hybrid SUV market

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid sport utility vehicle could please both environmentalists and SUV lovers with its high fuel efficiency and low emissions.
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Ford gives hybrids to park service

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. has donated 12 hybrid sport utility vehicles to the U.S. National Park Foundation.

Bill Ford to give U.S. 12 hybrid SUVs

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- The United States is adding 12 gas-electric hybrid SUV's to its fleet, courtesy of the Ford Motor Co.

Ford says high gas prices will stay

DEARBORN, Mich., June 4 (UPI) -- Ford says it will have new fuel-efficient vehicles ready if high gasoline prices drive consumers to end their love affair with big SUVs and pickups.

Ford promises more hybrid cars

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 14 (UPI) -- Ford Chairman and CEO Bill Ford proclaimed the company's turnaround on track and pledged to build more fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly vehicles.

Ford shuffles executive suite

DEARBORN, Mich., April 22 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. Thursday named Jim Padilla chief operating officer and chairman of automotive operations in a major executive shakeup.

Ford CEO earned $14.7 million

DEARBORN, Mich., April 9 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. Chairman and CEO Bill Ford did not accept a salary for the second straight year in 2003, but earned some $14.7 million in stock options.

The hybrids are coming

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- For those ready to revolt against rising gas prices but haven't yet found a hybrid they like, the latest issue of Consumer Reports previews several upcoming hyb
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Bill Ford
DET2002011103- 11 JANUARY 2002- DEARBORN, MICHIGAN, USA: Ford Motor Company executives (LtoR), Martin Inglis, Ford CFO & group vice -president; Bill Ford, Ford Chairman & CEO, Nick Scheele, president and chief operating officer and Jim Padillo, Group vice- president address the media regarding Ford's future plans. Ford announced that five U.S. plants will close, eliminating 37 thousand jobs, worldwide. The company will also discontinue four current models. bg/Ford Motor Company UPI.

William Clay "Bill" Ford Jr. (born May 3, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan), is the great-grandson of Henry Ford, and serves as the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, Ford also served as the President, CEO, and COO until turning over those roles to former Boeing executive Alan Mulally in September 2006. Ford is also the Vice Chairman of the Detroit Lions NFL franchise.

Ford was born in Detroit, Michigan, the great-grandson of both Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. His father is William Clay Ford, Sr., and his mother is Martha Firestone. On his mother's side his grandparents are Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. and Elizabeth Parke Firestone. On his father's side his grandparents are Edsel Bryant Ford and Eleanor Lowthian Clay. Edsel Ford II, son of Henry Ford II and also a board member, is Bill's cousin. Bill has three sisters: Martha Morse (who has 3 children), Shelia Hamp (who has 3 children), and Elizabeth Kontulis. Bill attended the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and went on to graduate from Princeton University in 1979, having majored in history and served as president of The Ivy Club. He played on the Princeton rugby team as well. In 1984 he received an S.M. in Management as a Sloan Fellow from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is married to Lisa Vanderzee, and they have four children, all living in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

He joined Ford in 1979 and 1981 held a variety of positions, beginning in product development and on the financial staff, a grooming ground for future executives. He served several years as a mid-ranking executive in product development. He also briefly headed the Climate Control Division (since divested from the company as part of the Visteon spinoff). At the time of the Ford 2000 reorganization, he was in charge of heavy truck operations.

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