A look at Ford Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields

Associated Press

NAME: Mark Fields

TITLE: Chief Operating Officer, Ford Motor Co. (as of Dec. 1)

AGE: 51. (Born January 24, 1961)

HOMETOWN: Born in Brooklyn, N.Y.; grew up in Paramus, N.J.

CURRENT HOME: Delray Beach, Fla. (when he's not in Dearborn, Mich., where Ford is based)

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in economics, Rutgers University, 1983; master's in business administration, 1989, Harvard Business School.

FAMILY: Married to Jane Fields. Two sons.

CAREER: Worked briefly for IBM. Joined Ford as a marketing research analyst in July 1989; various positions in North and South America, including managing director of Ford Argentina, 1989-1999; CEO of Ford-controlled Mazda Motor Co., 2000 to 2002; chairman and CEO of Premier Automotive Group (Ford's luxury brands), 2002-2005; executive vice president of Ford of Europe, 2004-2005; president of The Americas, October 2005-present.

HOBBIES: New York Giants and New York Yankees fan.

WHAT HE DRIVES: Varies by day. Has high-performance Taurus SHO at present.

WHAT'S ON HIS OFFICE WALL: Mementos from past Ford assignments and sheet metal art of Ford Mustang.

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