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Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford To Headline Automotive News World Congress

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Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford will be one of the headline speakers at the 2017 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit this January, held concurrent with the North American International Auto Show.

Each year, the Automotive News World Congress features more than 20 of the most important executives in the automotive world, with discussions about the state of the industry.

Bill Ford, great-grandson to company-founder Henry Ford, has held the role of Executive Chairman since September of 2006. Prior to that, he served a stint as Chief Executive Officer from October, 2001, before naming former Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Alan Mulally as his successor. Automotive News calls Bill Ford’s recruitment of Mulally “a masterstroke that may have saved the company.”

In addition, Bill Ford has also been one of the most visible proponents of the automaker’s “Smart Mobility” plan, which provides a framework for the company’s future as both a car-and-truck-manufacturer as it is today, and a so-called “mobility” company, selling transportation services beyond the conventional vehicle-ownership model.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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