35 Facts About Alan Mulally


Alan Roger Mulally was born on August 4,1945 and is an American aerospace engineer and manufacturing executive.


Alan Mulally is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ford Motor Company.


Alan Mulally retired from Ford Motor Company on July 1,2014.


Alan Mulally was the executive vice president of Boeing and the CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.


Alan Mulally began his career with Boeing as an engineer in 1969 and was largely credited with BCA's resurgence against Airbus in the mid-2000s.


Alan Mulally grew up in his mother's hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, where he was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church.


Alan Mulally considered Rev Dale Turner "a mentor and an inspiration".


Alan Mulally used to sit at the front of the church to study the minister's influence on the congregation.


Alan Mulally graduated from the University of Kansas, his mother's alma mater, with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.


Alan Mulally was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.


Alan Mulally was hired by Boeing immediately out of college in 1969 as an engineer.


Alan Mulally held a number of engineering and program management positions, making contributions to the Boeing 727,737,747,757,767, and Boeing 777 projects.


Alan Mulally worked on the 777 program first as director of engineering and, from September 1992, as vice president and general manager.


Alan Mulally was later named as vice president of Engineering for the commercial airplane group.


Alan Mulally is known and recognized for elevating Phil Condit's "Working Together" philosophy through and beyond the 777 program.


In 1994, Alan Mulally was promoted to senior vice president of Airplane Development and was in charge of all airplane development activities, flight test operations, certification, and government technical liaison.


Alan Mulally held this position until 1998 when he was made president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes; chief executive officer duties were added in 2001.


Alan Mulally said that he could not understand why the company previously scrapped the Taurus, which had been one of the company's best sellers until losing ground in the late 1990s.


Alan Mulally took over "The Way Forward" restructuring plan at Ford to turn around its massive losses and declining market share.


Alan Mulally's cost-cutting initiatives led to the company's first profitable quarter in two years.


In 2006, Alan Mulally led the effort for Ford to borrow US$23.6 billion by mortgaging all of Ford's assets.


Alan Mulally did testify before the United States Congress in favor of government loans for General Motors and Chrysler, discussing the impact to the economy and to other automobile manufacturers if parts suppliers were to go bankrupt in the light of a GM or Chrysler collapse.


Alan Mulally said he had "no regrets" over the sale, preferring to concentrate on the Ford brand, as then-CEO Jacques Nasser was criticized in 2001 for paying too much attention to new overseas acquisitions while letting the main Ford operations in the US decline.


Alan Mulally sold off Aston Martin and Volvo Cars, and reduced Ford's stake in Mazda.


In 2008, Alan Mulally earned a total compensation of $13,565,378, which included a base salary of $2,000,000, stock awards of $1,849,241, and option awards of $8,669,747.


In 2011, Alan Mulally was named Person of the Year by the Financial Times ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards.


Alan Mulally was named the 2011 CEO of the Year by Chief Executive magazine.


In 2011, Alan Mulally was honored with an Edison Achievement Award for his commitment to innovation throughout his career.


In 2012, Alan Mulally was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Kansas for his notable contributions to engineering and the transportation industry.


On November 1,2012, Ford announced that Alan Mulally would stay with the company at least through 2014.


Alan Mulally became a senior fellow at Seattle University's Albers School of Business in April 2016.


Alan Mulally was considered for Secretary of State in the Trump Administration but that job went to ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.


Alan Mulally lived within three miles of his office at Ford's global headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.


Alan Mulally had a meeting with Ford's executives, called a "Business Plan Review" every Thursday at 7 am in the "Thunderbird Room" at Ford's headquarters.


At a "town meeting" of 100 information technology staffers in February 2007, Alan Mulally said, "We have been going out of business for 40 years", and repeated his message to other employee groups.