Ford Alan Mulally

It's no secret Microsoft is looking for a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer, who announced his resignation in August. Since the press release was published, the company has been looking at numerous candidates, both internal and external. Ford CEO, Alan Mulally was believed to be on the shortlist, alongside Computer Sciences CEO Mike Lawrie.

In an interview with USA Today, Mulally maintains he's not planning to leave Ford for Redmond.

"I love serving Ford and have nothing new to add to (my) plans to continue serving Ford," stated Mulally in the interview. The reason Mulally was noted by the media is due to his ability to turnaround companies. Prior to working at Ford (arriving in 2006), Mulally was at Boeing for just shy of 40 years where he helped separate the company from its rival, Airbus. 

Alan Mulally has stated he will remain at Ford through 2014, but then anything can happen - and we weren't exactly expecting him to confirm any involvement with Microsoft. Then we have Nokia's Stephen Elop, the journey continues...

Source: USA Today (image credit: DailyTech); thanks, Jason, for the tip!