Allan D. Gilmour|
(1935 - living) U.S.A.
Automotive industry financial executive
Employee of Ford Motor Company 1960-95, Vice President and Controller 1979-84, Vice President - External and Personnel Affairs 1984-86, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 1986-87, Executive Vice President - International Automotive Operations 1987-89, Executive Vice President - Corporate Staffs 1989-90, and President - Ford Automotive Group 1990-93. Ford Motor Company Director 1986-95, Vice Chairman 1993-95. Director of DTE Energy Company, Prudential Financial, Inc. and Whirlpool Corporation.
Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of Ford Motor Company (1986-1995; 2002- ). He serves as director on several corporate boards: Dow Chemical, DTE Energy Company, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, MediaOne Group, and Whirlpool Corporation.
In 2002, Ford CEO Bill Ford brought Gilmour back to be chief financial officer again and help fix the ailing automaker, thus becoming the highest-ranking openly gay executive at a Fortune 100 company; on April 16th, 2003 he surprised Wall Street when Ford announced an unexpected first-quarter profit.