“See a Little Light?” (#1139)

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Sunday, 10/28 @ 10:30am ET
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  1. PLAYING: Entire Show

  2. Segment 1: The Latest Quality Numbers

    Panel:

    • Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
    • Neal Boudette, The Wall Street Journal
  3. Segment 2: Ford's Quality Guru

    Guest:

    • Graydon Reitz, Director, Americas Quality, Ford Motor Company

    Panel:

    • Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
    • Neal Boudette, The Wall Street Journal
  4. Review: 2008 Jeep Liberty


  5. EXTRA: Graydon Reitz, Director, Americas Quality, Ford Motor Company


Synopsis

Recently there have been some well-documented dark days around Ford Motor Company. From products to sales to finances, the perpetual forecast for Glass House has been overcast and cloudy.

But suddenly, there may be a break in the clouds.

Like the timely arrival of the U.S. Cavalry in those classic John Ford Westerns, quality may be riding to the short-term rescue of this automotive giant.

On this week's Autoline Detroit, Graydon Reitz, Ford's director of Quality for the Americas, discusses the company's rapid rise in independent quality metrics, along with the policies, plans and procedures it’s put in place to continue the growth.

Joining John McElroy on our Autoline panel is Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production and Neal Boudette from The Wall Street Journal.