Ford’s Former CEO Could Be Trump’s New Secretary of State

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Current Ford CEO Mark Fields is often hailed as one of the best leaders of the century-old Blue Oval. Prior to Fields, his predecessor helped steer the company through its toughest years ever, and avoid financial bankruptcy.

Alan Mulally is that man. And he’s now being considered for a top government job, according to President-elect Donald Trump‘s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. Mulally’s ability to lead a global company amidst the worst economy since the great depression is appealing to Trump.

“The Secretary of State field has obviously broadened and widened,” Conway told Fox & Friends. “There are a number of people who have come in in recent days and weeks to interview with the president-elect.”

Mulally headed Ford Motor Company from September 2006 to July 2014. He in many ways built the foundation that Mark Fields has continuously and successfully developed since his departure. Prior to being the top man at Dearborn, Mulally was the CEO of Boeing commercial airplanes.

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Along with Mulally, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson and even Mitt Romney have both flown out to NYC to dine with the President-elect. All parties have confirmed these dinners have been strategically set up as “interviews” for the coveted diplomatic jobs. As a result, the field of candidates looks to be as wide open as it’s ever been for Secretary of State.

Trump made Ford Motor Company its punching bag during his campaign. Often singling out Ford for its business operations outside of the country, Trump even threatened to impose a tax on the car company to keep it from selling foreign-built vehicles in the USA.

The transition team for the President-elect will continue to interview as needed, and we’re sure more surprising news will arise. Meanwhile everyone can expect more ironic picks from the soon-to-be President.

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Source: USA Today

Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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