Mulally chooses Google over Microsoft for next venture

Alan Mulally is leaving Detroit where he was the former CEO of Ford to join Google's Board of Directors. In a press release today, Google announced that Mullaly was appointed effective July 9th, and that he will serve on Google's Audit Committee.

"I am honored to serve on the board of a global iconic company that is dedicated to enhancing our lives," Mulally said. "I look forward to working together with the Google board and management team to continue to deliver their compelling vision."

In the past, Mullaly was rumored to be considered for the CEO position at Microsoft when former CEO Steve Ballmer announced his retirement. Instead, Mullaly had announced that he will stay on with Ford through the year and ultimately the position was filled by Satya Nadella. Now, it seems that Mulally has left Ford earlier than previously anticipated to be with Google.

Though there are hopes that Mullaly, who brings with him an automotive background through his time at Ford and with aviation history at Boeing, would be more involved with Google's Android Auto and other emerging projects, it looks like his appointment will be to serve on the Audit Committee.

Are you excited to see Mullaly join Google?

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There are 15 comments

wezi427 says:

Maybe he wants help with fixing my Sync or switching over to Android.

>I'm the kind of guy who stops a microwave at one second to feel like a bomb defuser.

If Google ever looked closely at Ford's Sync, they wouldn't let him near Android Auto. I want my money back Ford.

Sync, sank, sunk.

fernandez21 says:

So that's why he turned down the Microsoft position.

Have to think that being on the board of Google requires drastically less commitment than being the CEO of Microsoft. Don't think this was a 50/50 decision.

E60351 says:

come on ... im sure the 50x workload had nothing to do with it

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Warrenisit says:

Excited? I'm downright giggly over this!

You scratch my back I scratch your back.

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jimbo says:

Alan Mullally was the only CEO who kept his auto company, Ford, from seeking bankruptcy during the recent financial crisis and great recession prompted by deregulation of the politically corrupt Banking Industry. And managing Ford into a formidable leadership position in the auto industry. Prior to Ford, Mullally's performance at Boeing, America's critical aeronautical, space, and defense industry was more than stellar.

I'm sure Mullally will be a highly respected and functional member of Google's Board and Audit Committee. A major get for Google.

TxAndroidGuy says:

I agree. I can't wait to see what he does in the coming months. The way he cleaned up Ford was amazing!

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tastisnax says:

I really, really couldn't have said it any better myself.

mwara244 says:

Boeing is stellar because of all the Defense money it receives from the teet of the Government defense budget. Corporations are the biggest receivers and draining all the money from the government, it's called Corporate Welfare. The same stuff that allows Monsanto to pay 0 taxes and actually take 5 Billion in money away from taxpayers. Then use a few million to buy all the representatives that keep the whole thing going in our broken system.

The federal government has just received the largest amount of tax revenue in the history of our nation. If you don't like it, talk to your representatives. Don't blame corporations for following the rules.

jimbo says:

Brandon... Perhaps you know.

The corporations contribute to 'our' representatives to make the tax and regulatory rules favoring corporations many who shelter offshore and have significantly favored tax and regulatory status. It's labeled as Corporatacracy not Democracy.

So as you suggest, get off your apathetic asses and vote for those who represent your interests.

Now let's get back to how Alan Mullally will contribute to Google's technological advancements perhaps including autonomous vehicles that save time, energy, and lives.

You don't or have never owned a home I suppose. Also, if corporations had favorable tax treatment in the US there would be no need to shelter offshore, which by the way, is legal.

We also do not and have never had a democracy in this country.