MANUFACTURING: Jim Tetreault
Vice president, North America manufacturing, Ford Motor Co.
Going global on the line: As Ford moves closer to CEO Alan Mulally's goal of producing global vehicles in multiple regions, Tetreault, 54, has been on the front lines -- manufacturing lines -- making it happen. He's gearing up Ford's Louisville, Ky., plant, which will be one of the most flexible in the automaker's global network. Louisville will make the C-segment cars that are the high-volume centerpiece of the One Ford strategy. And Tetreault has spent this year ensuring a smooth launch of the Ford Fiesta at a recently reopened assembly plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico. The Fiesta is the first global car under One Ford. Never mind that it's arriving much later in the United States than elsewhere. One Ford is happening, one factory at a time.