When evaluating a stock, one of the most important things to look at is the management team in place at the company. For Ford (NYSE: F), it all starts with CEO Alan Mulally. Mulally took out a $23 billion loan in 2006 before the credit markets dried up, which saved Ford from having to take bailout money or fall into bankruptcy. Mulally has also done a great job turning around the North American business and spearheading the "One Ford" plan to reduce costs by using common vehicle platforms. Ford recently announced that Mulally will be staying as CEO through at least 2014, which will give him time to groom new COO and likely successor, Mark Fields, for the top job. Check out the video below for more on Ford's leadership, and how it affects Ford's stock.
Dec 6, 2012 at 7:00PM
Originally joining The Motley Fool in 2011 as editor of the Industrials sector, Brendan is now based in New York City where he interviews executives, authors, and influential people from across the investing and business world. He also provides analysis for Fool.com.
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