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Ford CEO Mulally squelches rumors he is the next Microsoft chief
Ford CEO Mulally squelches rumors he is the next Microsoft chief

During a conference call detailing a third-quarter profit of $1.3 billion, Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Alan Mulally said Thursday he plans to continue running the automaker, ending rumors he will be the next CEO of Microsoft Corp. Mulally insisted there is no change in the automaker’s succession plan to have him continue as chief executive through the end of 2014. Mulally, 68, has held the job at Ford since 2006, and is credited for guiding the automaker through the auto industry collapse of five years ago without seeking a federal government bailout. A former Boeing Co. executive with deep ties to the Pacific Northwest, Mulally was reportedly courted by the Seattle-based...

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