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Ford CEO delivers truck to Aiken dealership

Sunday, June 26, 2011 3:27 PM
Last updated 9:43 PM
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AIKEN -- The president and CEO of Ford Motor Co. made a stop in South Carolina to make good on a promise to a friend.

Pam Johnston (from left), Rob Johnston, Ford CEO Alan Mulally and Rick Heath, the president of Satcher Ford Lincoln Mercury, pose after Mulally stopped by the Graniteville dealership to personally deliver Rob Johnston a Ford F150 pickup truck.  Special
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Pam Johnston (from left), Rob Johnston, Ford CEO Alan Mulally and Rick Heath, the president of Satcher Ford Lincoln Mercury, pose after Mulally stopped by the Graniteville dealership to personally deliver Rob Johnston a Ford F150 pickup truck.

Satcher Ford Lincoln Mercury owner Rick Heath said Ford chief Alan Mulally (muh-LAHL'-lee) visited his dealership Friday.

Heath said Mulally had told his friend and Aiken businessman Rob Johnston that, if Johnston ever bought a new Ford F150 pickup truck, Mulally would deliver it personally.

Johnston said he had previously owned an F150 and regretted selling it.

"Ten minutes after selling it I knew I had made a tragic mistake," Johnston said.

He ordered the truck of his dreams and Mulally delivered it with a big red bow.

"I love it," Johnston said. "It's just like I had been missing my best friend," he said.

Heath has worked at Satcher Ford for more than 40 years and bought the dealership in the 1980s. He said he coordinated the visit with Mulally's office and enjoyed spending time with the CEO.

Johnston said Mulally was recognized by many Aiken residents at a golf course and local restaurant.

"It was quite an experience for me to see a corporate CEO have such a touch for the average American," Johnston said.

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charliemanson
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charliemanson 06/26/11 - 04:49 pm
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Cool. Hope a picture was

Cool. Hope a picture was taken so it can hang on the wall.

follower
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follower 06/26/11 - 04:52 pm
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Mulally is a rock star in the

Mulally is a rock star in the automotive world.

proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 06/26/11 - 08:18 pm
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Always love reading a
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Always love reading a positive story and seeing that a CEO is a man of his word.....But this is coming from a guy who only buys Fords anyway.

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linux 06/26/11 - 10:59 pm
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Go Alan. I retired from

Go Alan. I retired from Boeing where of course he was a VP; Very well respected and energetic. When we were bailing out a sub-contractor in England, Alan was at the airport at 5:00 in the morning when the crew came back to shake each of their hands. Ford got a superstar when he signed on.

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hounddog 06/27/11 - 09:39 am
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I’m betting Mr. Mulally is no
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I’m betting Mr. Mulally is no fan of the community organizer. I wish we could people like him to run for president.

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