Alan Mulally Quotes

Alan Roger Mulally (born August 4, 1945) is an American engineer, business executive, and former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ford Motor Company. He retired from Ford Motor Company on July 1, 2014. Ford had been struggling during the late-2000s recession, returned to profitability under Mulally, and was the only American major car manufacturer to avoid a bailout fund provided by the government. Mulally's achievements at Ford are chronicled in the book, An American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce G. Hoffman, published in 2012. On July 15, 2014, he was appointed to the Google Board of Directors

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Alan Mulally


We've incentivized people in the past to maybe turn their vehicles over, you know sooner rather than later. And in the United States with the squeeze on discretionary income and credit that even as the economy comes back there's probably more of a chance than not that it'll be a slower recovery on auto sales.

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An automobile has about 10,000 moving parts, right? An airplane has two million, and it has to stay up in the air.

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Although the quality of the vehicles is tremendously improving year after year but the underlying reasons that people are buying cars have really gotten focused. It's for high quality vehicles, reliable, fuel-efficient, and safe of course.

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“We continued to stay focused on bringing efficiency and value to the airlines of the world through world-class services and airplanes that fly passengers how they want to fly -- point-to-point, non-stop, with more frequencies and more choices.”

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“reduced or eliminated features that were not highly valued and strengthened those features that had greater value to employees.”

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“It also supports our plan for making continued quality and productivity improvements, which is the key to being competitive and winning new business.”

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“Nobody can guarantee jobs and security in a market based economy,”

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“Getting an agreement sooner rather than later is the right thing to do for our employees, customers, investors and our communities,”

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“Our goal throughout these negotiations was to reach an agreement that worked for our employees and the company -- one that respected their contributions and enabled continued improvements in our competitiveness.”

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“We profoundly regret that these actions will impact the lives of so many of our highly valued employees. However it is critical that we take these necessary steps now to size the Commercial Airplanes business to support the difficult and uncertain environment faced by our airline customers.”

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“The employees of Boeing are wise, and they are intelligent, and they are thoughtful, and they know what we need to do.”

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“Clearly, 2005 was an incredible year for our customers and for Boeing.”

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“We think it reflects a very fair and very competitive contract offer going forward.”

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“an industry-leading retirement plan.”

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“a position on lump-sum wage payments [that] was even more extreme than its retirement demands.”

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