I think Mark Fields did well in handling Ford in North America but his ideas in the past year or so were not really global. Those EVs and Autonomous vehicle projects mean very little to many parts of the world where Ford's model lineup needs a major update. I can see why some Americans/ American Ford employees prefer Fields over Mulally.One thing that does appear to be confirmed here, is my statement that Fields was the man driving innovation and a product lead strategy, and of course leading an aggressive plan for Lincoln. And as I also stated, Hackett could very well be another Mulally, ready to cut-cut-cut. How that makes him a hero to some of you, I have no idea.
Fords growth under Mulally was felt globally, his One Ford Philosophy brought new products to many global markets.
People seem to have forgotten that Mulally cut unprofitable vehicles to avoid bankruptcy (at the time), this is not the situation of Ford now.
PS: According to Mulally (there was an old article on this) the current gen EcoSport and T6 Ranger are One Ford models which can be federalized when there was a need for these models in the US.
Didn't One Ford start to unravel recently under Mark Fields?Any Ford President outside of the USA must be freaking out. IMO Hackett has just shot Ford Global in the foot.