CEO, Auto Lectrification
Chosen because: Bereisa, 65, helped GM bridge the gap from the EV1 electric vehicle to the Chevrolet Volt's successful launch. He was chief engineer for the EV1, systems architect on the Volt, and director of advanced engineering and technology strategy on GM's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology. Bereisa currently is consulting for Magna E-Car Systems, startups and venture capital firms on hybrid and EV technology.
Quote: "The pathway to the Volt was really through the EV1: No more range anxiety, you don't need a special outlet to charge it. I think we did a very good job of learning people's true driving habits and figuring out what we had to deliver."