Former Microsoft CEO candidate Mulally joins Google’s board
Ex-Ford boss appointed as Google eyes smart apps in automotive industry
Google Inc has appointed former Ford CEO, and one-time Microsoft CEO candidate, Alan Mulally, to its board of directors, Reuters reported.
The move comes as Google explores a self-driving car and pushes to get its Android platform and apps installed in more motor vehicles.
Mulally, 68, is a former Boeing executive who is credited with Ford's dramatic turnaround, from a loss-maker to an industry innovator that has introduced a number of smart features in budget models, including a self-parking system and an intelligent speed delimiter that automatically maintains distance from other vehicles.
"Alan brings a wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience," said Google chief executive Larry Page.
"I am honored to serve on the board of a global iconic company that is dedicated to enhancing our lives," Mulally added. "I look forward to working together with the Google board and management team to continue to deliver their compelling vision."