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Ford and GM tease each other on Twitter

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This morning I was trying to catch up with what some of the stuff I missed last week on Twitter and I came across this pretty funny repliy exchange between GM’s official Twitter stream (@gmblogs), GM’s director of social media (@cbarger) and Ford’s head of social media (@ScottMonty). It all started when GM announced CEO Fritz Henderson’s live Twitter session last Tuesday. (more…)

Ford’s CEO Alan Mulally named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Time’s 100 World’s Most Influential People is a very exclusive list and getting your name up there can definitely be the highlight of your life. And Alan Mulally, the Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company is one of this 100 people in this year’s issue of the famous Time 100. Mulally graduated from the University of Kansas in 1969 with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering and was immediately hired by aeronautics giant Boeing where, in 1994, was promoted to senior vice president of Airplane Development. In 1997, Mulally became senior vice president and in 1998 he was named president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. For his performance at Boeing, Aviation Week & Space Technology named Mulally as person of the year for 2006.

However, in 2006 Mulally decided to quit Boeing and chose a new challenge, by becoming the President and CEO of Ford Motor Company. Without doubt, one of Mulally’s main accomplisments is stabilizing Ford’s financial position and restructuring the company so it currently does not face the threat of bankruptcy unlike General Motors and Chrysler.

Another interesting thing is that the Time article was written by Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, one of the largest companies in the world.

[Source: TIME]