Ford CEO Alan Mulally Meets 20-Year Ford Veteran and Author of New Ford Book, 'Ford and the American Dream'

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Clifton Lambreth, 20-year plus Ford veteran and author of the recently released new Ford book – “Ford and the American Dream - Founded On Right Decisions” - risked it all to write the business novel which he believes will help Ford get back on track. Lambreth literally put his job on the line when he sent Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford, the first copy of the book. Well, no pink slip this time! Mulally embraced the book with praise and immediately requested a meeting with Lambreth to discuss it in detail.

“I firmly believe that Ford can return to the vision and principles the company was founded on. When I got a call from headquarters, I braced for what destiny had in store. The call was from Mulally himself. He said he ‘loved the book’ and that it illustrated the best turn-around recovery plan he had ever read and he invited me for lunch,” said Lambreth.

“We met on Wednesday, June 13th at Fairlane Manor in Dearborn, - once the home of Ford’s founder Henry Ford. “Just for a second, I could imagine Henry Ford was there with us, smiling. Mulally thanked me for having the ‘courage to write the book.’ He was keenly receptive to openly discussing issues facing the company,” Lambreth recalled.

“What a breath of fresh air to have a CEO who listens to feedback! From maintenance team to CEO - everybody is reading the new Ford book. I look forward to working with Mulally in the future in the efforts to return Ford to greatness,” concluded Lambreth.

Lee Iacocca, former Chrysler CEO, and Ford President, praised the new Ford book: “I truly enjoyed the read and appreciated the inclusion of my quote in the book. I still stand by those words today.”

Ford and the American Dream - ISBN-10: 1-933-71544-8 -
At Barnes and Noble, Borders, Books a Million and local bookstores.

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