Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that company veteran Mark Fields will become CEO on July 1, replacing retiring CEO Alan Mulally. Here are some details about Fields.
NAME: Mark Fields
BORN: Jan. 24, 1961 (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
HOMETOWN: Paramus, N.J.
FIRST CAR: Datsun 280Z (which he still owns)
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in economics, Rutgers University, 1983; master of business administration, Harvard Business School, 1989.
CAREER: Sold computers for IBM between college and graduate school. Joined Ford in 1989 as a market research analyst. Managing director, Ford Argentina, 1997; global marketing and sales director, Mazda Motors Corp., 1998-2000; president and managing director, Mazda Motors, 2000-2002; group vice president, Premier Automotive Group, 2002-2004; executive vice president, Ford of Europe and Premier Automotive Group, 2004-2005; executive vice president and president, Ford Americas, 2005-2012; chief operating officer, 2012-president.
FAMILY: Married to Jane Fields. Two college-age sons.