Statement from Daniel J. Loepp, president and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan on Alan Mulally's retirement from Ford Motor Company

DETROIT, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan issued the following statement from president and CEO Daniel J. Loepp today regarding the announcement on Alan Mulally's retirement from Ford Motor Company.

"I want to congratulate Alan Mulally on his success at Ford Motor Company and wish him every success and happiness for the future.

"Mr. Mulally successfully steered one of America's great companies and storied automotive brands through a devastating global economic crisis. He drove Ford to success by rallying employees and focusing on product quality and customer service.

"At the same time, he responsibly prepared Ford for the future by putting in place a succession plan where Mark Fields can continue to move the company forward. I congratulate Mr. Fields on being named Ford's new CEO and look forward to many productive years ahead for Ford Motor Company."

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit mutual insurance company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCBSM provides and administers health benefits to more than 4.4 million members residing in Michigan in addition to employees of Michigan-headquartered companies who reside outside the state. For more company information, visit and

SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan


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