Senior manager, EV systems, component business unit, Yazaki North America Inc.
Chosen because: Yazaki's strengths include high-voltage systems to optimize power distribution within vehicles. Narayanan, 40, has led development and delivery of high-quality products within 18 months from sourcing to production launch.
Quote: "The electrification trend toward component integration, increased efficiency and lower cost drives our team to develop new products and applications. Cross-platform implementation will see large volume driving electric vehicle components into a commodity market."