Google appoints Alan Mulally to its board of directors

Alan Mulally Google Inc yesterday announced it has appointed Alan Mulally to its board of directors.

A veteran corporate executive of the automotive and aviation industries, Mulally will serve on Google's Audit Committee. His appointment was effective July 9, 2014.

''Alan brings a wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience,'' said Larry Page, CEO of Google. ''I am so pleased that Alan is now joining Google's board!''

''I am honored to serve on the board of a global iconic company that is dedicated to enhancing our lives,'' Mulally said. ''I look forward to working together with the Google board and management team to continue to deliver their compelling vision.''

Mulally was president and CEO of Ford Motor Company from September 2006 till end June 2014. He was also a member of the board of directors of Ford during this period.

Prior to joining Ford, Mulally was executive vice president of Boeing and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Inc from March 2001 to September 2006. He also was a member of the Boeing Executive Council. Prior to that served as President of Boeing's space and defense business.

Mulally was hired by Boeing fresh out of college in 1969 as an engineer. Later Mulally led the design team of the first all-digital flight deck in a commercial aircraft

Mulally served as co-chair of the Washington Competitiveness Council and sat on the advisory boards of NASA, the University of Washington, the University of Kansas, the Massachusetts Institute Technology, and the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of England's Royal Academy of Engineering.

Mulally holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Kansas, and a Master's degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a 1982 Alfred P. Sloan fellow.