Senior director/Platform lead, Mobility/Transportation, Best Buy Co.
Chosen because: Bell, 38, is leading Best Buy's push to get into the EV world -- a natural move for the Minneapolis retail electronics company with its 1,000-plus U.S. stores. Best Buy has won contracts to install home chargers for buyers of the Ford Focus Electric and Mitsubishi i, both due out later this year. It also is interested in teaching consumers to use EV-related equipment, such as connectivity systems.
Quote: "It's not a short-term play for us. This is a long-term business for us to be in."