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Mark Fields    

Former CEO of Ford Motor Company

Mark Fields is an American business executive. He is the current CEO of Ford Motor Company, as of 2014. Previously he served as the chief operating officer and then as Ford's President of the Americas. Fields was also tapped to develop "The Way Forward" plan. He reports to Alan Mulally, the company's CEO.

Fields was born in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in Paramus, New Jersey, where he attended Paramus High School, graduating in 1979. Fields holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Rutgers University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard; he worked for IBM prior to earning his MBA. He is married to his wife Jane Fields and has two sons, Max and Zach Fields.

Fields was recruited by Ford in 1989 and moved up the ranks. He ran Ford's Argentina operations at the age of 36. He became the youngest person (at 38) ever to run a major Japanese company when Ford placed him in charge of Mazda Motor Corporation in 1998. In 2002, Fields became chairman of the Premier Automotive Group, Ford's luxury unit which at the time included Lincoln, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo Cars. He returned to the United States to head the Americas division of the company in October 2005. In a December 14, 2006, announcement made by Alan Mulally (former CEO of Ford Motor Company), Mark Fields, at 45, was named business unit chief of Ford Motor Company's Americas operations. This was an attempt to make the company leaner and more centrally driven in areas such as product development, purchasing and engineering.

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Ford Said to Decide on Fields as CEO as Mulally Plans Departure ...

Ford Motor Co., the second-largest U.S. automaker, will soon name Mark Fields its next chief executive officer and reveal when current CEO Alan Mulally will ...

Ford names Mark Fields CEO, succeeding Alan Mulally

In a rare example of a major automaker making a smooth transition from one CEO to another, Ford Motor on Thursday named COO Mark Fields to succeed Alan ...

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