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U.S. EXECUTIVE, ASIAN AUTOMAKER: Tom Doll, President, Subaru of America Inc.
Subaru of America is on a roll, racking up record sales for the past six years. Doll has been a major force in driving that growth and turning the brand into a serious player in the United States.
Doll, 58, was named president this year. He is only the second American to hold that title. He persuaded management at parent company Fuji to lower Subaru prices and tailor products for U.S. tastes, with roomier interiors and more contemporary styling.
Subaru has also entered new segments with the XV Crosstrek compact crossover, which gets a hybrid variant soon, and the BRZ sport coupe.