As part of a series of senior leadership changes that, according to Ford, are meant to continue delivering its One Ford plan, The Blue Oval has announced the retirement of Marty Mulloy, vice president, Labor Affairs. Mr. Mulloy’s retirement comes after over 34 years with Ford.
In his current position, to which he was appointed in 2005, Mulloy has been responsible for global labor policy and negotiations covering Ford’s roughly 117,000 hourly employees, leading the automaker’s successful 2007, 2009, and 2011 contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers. He has also held various Human Resources positions within Ford, including serving as the most senior HR leader in The Americas, Australia, and Manufacturing.
“Marty’s enthusiasm and love for Ford is infectious,” said John Fleming, executive vice president, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs. “His dedication to collaboration and inclusiveness has strengthened our relationships with the UAW and our hourly employees around the world. Marty will be missed, and we are grateful for his three decades of service.”
Mulloy will be succeeded by Bill Dirksen, who is elected a Ford Motor Company officer and named vice president, Labor Affairs. Dirksen has served as executive director, U.S. Labor Affairs, since 2007. In his new role, he will be responsible for labor negotiations and labor policy globally for the automaker’s union employees.
Dirksen joined FoMoCo in 1985 and has served as the senior HR leader in Ford Credit, Manufacturing and Quality, and Australia prior to moving to the U.S. Labor Affairs position seven years ago. Together with Mulloy, Dirksen played a key role in leading the company’s 2007, 2009 and 2011 UAW negotiations. Dirksen will report to Fleming and to Felicia Fields, group vice president, Human Resources and Corporate Services.
Mulloy’s retirement and Dirksen’s appointment are effective January 1, 2014.
The announcement coincides with other senior leadership changes at Ford, including: