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SUPPLIER: Rainer Jueckstock, CEO of the powertrain segment, Federal-Mogul Corp.
Jueckstock has been quietly building Federal-Mogul Corp. into a lean profit machine. The company has won numerous awards for its fuel-saving powertrain technologies, such as low-friction engine bearings and piston rings. What were once low-profit commodity parts are now premium components used by nearly all automakers. Jueckstock, 54, has invested heavily in randd to keep the pipeline full of innovative products. The company's stock price has increased 149 percent in 2013.