Over the last few months, there have been numerous reports that Mulally was on the short list of candidates to replace Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer. Microsoft announced in August that Ballmer plans to step down as CEO.
Mulally wouldn't say if he had talked to Microsoft about becoming CEO. But he said the speculation was a distraction for Ford.
Mulally, 68, was trained as an aeronautical engineer. He spent 36 years at Boeing Co. — and was president of the company's commercialairplane division — before Ford Chairman Bill Ford lured him to the struggling automaker in 2006. He is widely credited with returning the company to profitability and changing the culture, ending widespread executive infighting.
During his tenure, Ford has earned $32.9 billion in pretax profit and its shares have more than doubled.
Ford shares rose 20 cents to $15.58 in after-hours trading. Microsoft shares fell 37 cents to $36.04.
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