Bloomberg News report
DETROIT (June 24, 2014) — Ford Motor Co.'s outgoing CEO Alan Mulally said he'll continue to advise his successor, Mark Fields, and remain in touch with the company after he steps down next month.
“I'm going to stay close to Ford going forward,” Mr. Mulally said in an interview on Bloomberg Television.
“Mark would like to call me and I said, ‘Absolutely, any time.'”
Mr. Mulally, 68, declined to reveal what else he'll do after retiring from Ford. Last month, Ford said Mr. Mulally had decided to depart six months earlier than planned to make way for Mr. Fields, 53, COO and a 25-year veteran of the company. Mr. Mulally has been lining up a corporate position, probably as a board director or chairman, people with knowledge of his plans have said.
“I've fallen in love with Ford, it's a great company,” Mr. Mulally said in the interview, which followed his final town hall meeting June 23 with employees at the auto maker's headquarters. “I'll maintain many of the great relationships I have.”