Bill Ford....Executive of the Year?

Posted by: David Kiley on February 14, 2006

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So this came into my e-mail box:
The 2006 Automotive Industry Executive of the Year award will be presented to William Clay Ford, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company at an invitation-only luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) on April 5.
This award has recognized excellence in automotive leadership from OEM executives since 1964, with a list of past winners that includes Dieter Zetsche, Rick Wagoner, Henry Ford II, Robert Eaton, Thomas Stallkamp, Roger Smith, Harold E. Poling, Lee Iacocca and John DeLorean.
This award recognizes the insightful leadership Bill Ford has shown in committing Ford Motor Company to rebuilding long-term, trusting relationships with suppliers, as well as his courage in continuing to make tough decisions to secure his company’s future,” said Robert Djurovic, DNV Certification’s director of automotive services-North America, and chairman of the nominating committee.”

I don’t want to sound like I’m kicking Bill Ford when he’s down. he has great potential, and he is a heckuva nice guy to have a beer with. But what the heck is this? He has a long way to go before he picks up any awards for “courage” “tough decisions” and “leadership.” Of course…maybe it was just his turn.

Reader Comments

nelson

April 19, 2006 8:13 PM

Its like this. Three years ago ,Bill Ford was at Norfolk Assembly PLant telling the employees how great they were and how Ford was depending on them to save Ford with the new model truck. Last week ,he had a employee tell the plant on a video screen that we were all being put out of work in 2 years. Guess we saved Ford but we couldnt save ourselves.Executive of the year? Please give me a break.

Chuck Hardy

June 16, 2006 2:00 AM

No ford products YOu support gay rights, gay marriages, NO thank you.

Salvatore A. Garofalo

August 24, 2006 4:35 PM

I find the news that Ford is Financially supporting the Gay rights agenda. I understand that Ford does not discriminate against homosexuals, that's fine, but when you suuport what is considered to God and all his believers a absolute abomination, that is totally what is unnatural for the Human body functionality that is clearing outlied through the attributes of his creation, Why? This action will cause this company to fall from His Grace, that you need the most in this very difficult and competitive market that Ford is definitely losing grip of in this day in age. I am writing, because as a Ford Motor Co. retiree I am very deeply concerned about this Companies properity. How can I pray for this company's prosperity to continue, when it is totally falling away from God's will. I beg you to reconsider your action, and repent! Then God will restore everything, that is unless you enjoy a Pukey sickly lifestyle. REPENT AND TURN BACK TO GOD !

Kenny

December 28, 2006 12:37 AM

Bill Ford,
When judgement day comes for you, may god have mercy on your soul, but I seriously doubt it, since you support homosexuals. Thats like laughing in his face. Hell is a hot place!!

Robin

October 25, 2007 4:48 PM

This guy makes millions selling bad vehicles to the "little guy"s like us.I work in a manufacturing plant making probably a tenth of what he makes each year.We bought an expensive ford truck and the transmission went out @ 56K miles.Needless to say, they would not pay.Needless to say, I'll NEVER own another ford and I'll tell everyone I meet my story.

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