Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has named former Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally to its board of directors. Mulally was named the head of Ford in September 2006, but he left the company earlier this month. Ford chief operating officer Mark Fields became CEO of Ford after him. Mulally left Ford six months earlier than expected. Mulally is known for being a turnaround wizard at Ford Motor Company. Ford is expected to make $8 billion in pre-tax profits this year and the company was losing money when he joined.
?Alan brings a wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience,? said Google CEO Larry Page. ?I am so pleased that Alan is now joining Google?s board!?
Alan Mulally used to be an Executive VP at the Boeing Company and president/CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes between 2001 and 2006.