|U.S. EXECUTIVE, ASIAN AUTOMAKER: Tom Doll, President, Subaru of America Inc.|
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.