Ford’s Press Conference During the North American International Auto Show


As part of #FordNAIAS, we are at the Joe Lewis Arena in Detroit for the Ford Press Conference. The North American International Auto Show started yesterday in the Cobo Center. (We’ll be spending time there later today.) We’ll be sharing images from the Press Conference below and adding details throughout the day.


Bill Ford began the Press Conference addressing the fact that Ford had a great year and, as we approach the 150th year of Henry Ford’s birthday they expect an even better year in 2013. “In 2012 we saw growth in nearly every aspect of our business.” And this year we are adding more salaried employees in the US than we have in 20 years.

Alan Mullaly, Ford CEO then came out to introduce the new vehicles.


Commercial vehicle time. 29% of Ford’s global sales. 47% of commercial trucks in the US are Fords. ONE Ford plan extending to these commercial vehicles this year.


All new Transit Connect.


The all new Transit.




Then there is the Ford Atlas Concept. It looks great, gets good mileage and has power to spare.


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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.