Ford Annual Meeting No Picnic

Because of the problems plaguing his family's company, when Bill Ford faces his shareholders on May 11 he won't see a lot of friendly faces in the crowd

Ford Motor (F) Chairman and Chief Executive William Ford, Jr. on May 11 will face his fifth shareholders meeting since taking over the reins of his family's company. The issues he's dealing with, unfortunately for him, haven't changed much from 2002, when the company was battling losses in the auto business, a languishing share price, and criticisms that the automaker isn't doing enough to make its products more fuel-efficient and less harmful to the environment.

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