BACK TO:  Automotive News Europe home   |  Photos Home

2012 Automotive News Europe Eurostars

First | Previous | 14 of 14 

The 2012 Eurostars distinguished themselves through their ability to beat expectations and by their willingness to take risks to make their companies better. Under CEO Carlos Ghosn in 2011, Renault set a new record for global vehicle sales and Nissan achieved an all-time high for European sales. Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller guided the sports car brand to new records for vehicle sales and operating profit last year. The other 12 Eurostars have reached equally impressive results. Automotive News Europe, PwC and Siemens honored the winners at an awards dinner on Sept. 26 in Paris.

Project Leader for Car
Ulrich Widmann

Sponsored by 

Ulrich Widmann, Audi Head of Dep. Project Steering

In Ulrich Widmann, Audi has a talented engineer who understands how to create a car that is a winner with customers and critics. Widmann led the development of the Q3 premium compact SUV, which is now outselling its chief rival, the BMW X1. Widmann's wide array of engineering skills benefited the Q3: The car is the most aerodynamic in its segment and EuroNCAP judged it as one of the safest models in the small 4x4 category.

CFO
Bodo Uebber
CFO<br>Bodo Uebber
Emerging Market Executive
Bruno Ancelin
Emerging Market Executive<br>Bruno Ancelin
Group CEO
Carlos Ghosn
Group CEO<br>Carlos Ghosn
Designer
Gerry McGovern
Designer<br>Gerry McGovern
Purchasing Executive
Ian Harnett
Purchasing Executive<br>Ian Harnett
Social Media Executive
Isabelle Cahu Bernabe
Social Media Executive<br>Isabelle Cahu Bernabe
Supplier CEO
Jan Carlson
Supplier CEO<br>Jan Carlson
Supplier Division CEO
Jose Avila
Supplier Division CEO<br>Jose Avila
Sales & Marketing Executive
Juergen Stackmann
Sales & Marketing Executive<br>Juergen Stackmann
Manufacturing Executive
Kook-Hyun Shim
Manufacturing Executive<br>Kook-Hyun Shim
Car Division CEO
Matthias Mueller
Car Division CEO<br>Matthias Mueller
Lifetime Achievement
Lorenzo Ramaciotti
Lifetime Achievement<br>Lorenzo Ramaciotti
Superluxury Executive
Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes
Superluxury Executive<br>Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes
Project Leader for Car
Ulrich Widmann
Project Leader for Car<br>Ulrich Widmann
 
Newsletters & Alerts
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
Most Read
With Volvo's help, Geely goes upscale


4:31 am U.S. ET | March 27 2015

image
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group launched sales last week of its new flagship car, the GC9 midsize sedan ...
 Read More ›

Fiat Chrysler may find perfect partner is from Asia

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23 2015

image
Sergio Marchionne wants a dance partner for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. ...
 Read More ›

Porsche boss Mueller, 62, says he's young enough to be VW Group CEO

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20 2015

image
Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller says he's young and fit enough to succeed Martin Winterkorn as head of ...
 Read More ›

China and cutting CO2 tough tasks for incoming BMW CEO Krueger


7:15 am U.S. ET | March 19 2015

image
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer sees China and CO2 emissions as the biggest challenges facing incoming chief Harald Krueger when he takes over the top job from Reithofer on May 15. ...
 Read More ›

How Michelin may give Europe's SUV craze even more traction

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13 2015

image
Michelin has developed a tire that could give even more traction to Europe's SUV craze. ...
 Read More ›

Why Land Rover leads among China's second-tier luxury brands

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13 2015

image
Land Rover has remained China's fourth-largest luxury brand behind Audi, BMW and Mercedes for two ye ...
 Read More ›

Ford's Farley feels the squeeze in Europe's middle

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11 2015

image
The squeeze in the middle of the European car market is getting worse for volume automakers, Ford of ...
 Read More ›

Why McLaren can be profitable without an SUV

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10 2015

image
McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt says the supercar maker doesn't need an SUV to generate the cash ...
 Read More ›

No German-driven 'rat race' for Volvo

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5 2015

image
Volvo r&d boss Peter Mertens is not impressed with the proliferation of models at the Swedish brand's bigger German rivals. “They are in a rat race. ...
 Read More ›

Leroy's Toyota Europe success brings reward

Luca Ciferri
6:34 am U.S. ET | March 4 2015

image
When Didier Leroy was promoted to head Toyota's European operations in April 2011, his goal was to return the region to sustainable profitability. ...
 Read More ›