By Bryce G. Hoffman Published April 11, 2012 11:00 a.m.
“Alan Mulally arrived in Dearborn like a Kansas cyclone, ripping through Ford’s dark-paneled corridors like a twister through a trailer park. He would take a sledgehammer to the automaker’s ossified silos, force long-time adversaries to kiss and make-up and challenge Ford’s most cherished delusions. Over the next three years, he would also make Ford the most profitable automaker in the world. Mulally would do it as the rest of the American automobile industry fell apart in the face of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. And he would do it without taking a government bailout.”
About Bryce G. Hoffman | Bryce G. Hoffman is an award-winning journalist who has covered the auto industry, both in the United States and around the world, since 1998. He began covering Ford Motor Company for the Detroit News in 2005. That beat gave him a front-row seat for many of the events chronicled in American Icon. Hoffman has been honored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, and others for his coverage of Ford and is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the automaker. He lives in Grand Blanc, Michigan.www.brycehoffman.com