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Alan R. Mulally is AW&ST's Person of the Year
Not many executives are called upon to play a pivotal role in saving one American icon, let alone two. Alan Mulally has been, first as the leader of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and, now, as chief executive of Ford Motor Co.
He amusingly recalls his mother's reaction to his sudden corporate move here in September: "But Alan, you're an airplane guy."