Watched Mulally at BA for years and knew they made a bad mistake passing him over. Same thing could happen here. Guys like this aren't the usual CEO we see, they are a rare breed.
No way. News like that would not be able to go unnoticed and the stock would double almost right away even if we are going private.
Maybe the BOD is going to do their duty and force ole' Alfred E. Newman out. That would be a good pop on the pps.
2016? Where are they getting their info, Karl? why don't they just ask the authority in this field Good Ole A. Tokman. They would realize that it is now first and goal. The time is here for MVIS, there are no gating issues. We are years ahead of the others. The comming dilution is a smoke screen so we don't let the rest of the gang know how far ahead of them we are and that the NDA's are about to become common knowledge. Cora is over in ward B changing the depends on Sensifool who is beside himself with wild cheering for is master Tokman over this shrewd dilution move that will send this pps into orbit. Yep, all is right here in lala land as we end the year without the design wins we were led to believe we about to happen. Another great year for us as summerized by that scared little kid at the CC a few weeks ago. Yes Sir, everything is comming up roses.
Funny GE hasn't heard about this eariler and realized the potential problems customers would encounter.
Lack of addressing this issue could of cost many lives. I hope to see a good fix soon. Thanks.
What kind of a Flight Test program did we run that didn't turn up any of the problems that our customers are having with the 787 and the GenX engines? Flight Test was always a pretty sharp outfit when I was there and not much got by. How long will customers continue to have our aircraft sit at the gate or divert to the closest airport? It is all about money and reliability, and now they can't fly in bad weather?
I've been saying that for 2 years now. It became obvious to me then that he didn't have what it takes to lead this company. He falls short in so many areas it is unacceptable to me. Language skills and communication skills are horrible. Now it appears he doesn't have the skills to sell the whole package to any of the guys with the cash to make this tech work. I had my doubts when he signed Pioneer, but that didn't last long and it didn't advance. Waiting for him to get lucky is not an attractive option. If the business is out there as he says it is then we need someone who knows how to go and get it, we need a salesman. When Boeing sees sales going to a competitor they make changes, you don't wait for the next competiton and hope you get lucky. Negotiations are difficult and your skills are critical. Communicating and promoting the concept are what it takes to talk a giant like a Fortune 100 to pony up and take a lead position in their markets. I am stilll hoping the tech is good enough and that it is Tokman who isn't up to the task because, if it isn't, then it is the tech and the dilution train continues for a long, long time.
New supply chain partners makes me think we are a long way away from product on the shelves. HIs CC's leave more questions than answers. NOt once has this guy been close to right on anything. No disgin wins and he was looking for two this year. Not much time to produce one. Half a billion and it hasn't been enough to get one design win. The new supply chain partners indicates to me that there will be several more dilutions before he can claim success. The mention at the end of the CC tha the didn't think it would take this long is another indicator that we are not very close. We take NDA's and accept that as the reason he can't say anything about customers or timellines or products and it goes on and on, year after year. You have all heard all the Catch phrases every year indicating success was just around the corner since 2009. This year it was Fortune 100. 2014 is fast approaching and it is time or another Catch phrase to keep new investors comming and new financing acceptable to the longs who have been beaten to death.
I'm still here, though not as enthustastic as I used to be, but neither is Tokman. He sounded unsure of himself and in fact sounded scared. I am wondering if the upcomming new year scares him and what he is seeing. Now the top management is undergoing changes. Half a billion and all I know is that it isn't enough and he needs more. How much more is anybody's guess. Another quarter of a billion, I don't know? Are 25 or 50 lumins keeping customers away as eye damage concerns enter the picture? None of the questions are answered satisfactorily for me. Like to see him get something right just once.
You are correct sir, they never would of entered talks without already knowing some of the alternatives they had in pocket. They are now entering into a real game changing event for the company and the future. They have several states wanting this work badly and they already are holding a winning hand from the state of Washington. NO need to bluff or negotiate any further, they hold all the cards. I wish the Unions who signed the letter figure this out by the Christmas break and get their heads together for a really happy Holiday Season. Waiting is not an option.