Four elected to the Hall of Fame
Automotive News Europe
Four auto industry legends have been voted into the European Automotive Hall of Fame, including one from France, one from Germany, one from Italy and an American who had a passion for business in Europe.
The four industry giants are:
Armand Peugeot, who put his wealthy family of industrialists into the automobile business more than 100 years ago.
Giuseppe "Nuccio" Bertone, who built one of Europe's greatest design and coachbuilding houses.
Heinz Nordhoff, the leader of post-war Volkswagen.
Henry Ford II, one of the visionaries of pan-European business organization.
The four will join the current 18 members of the European Automotive Hall of Fame, which was created in 2000 and is located in the Palexpo, the home of the annual Geneva auto show. The newest members will be inducted at a special gala dinner on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva.
The Hall of Fame honors technical, managerial and entrepreneurial achievements.
The newest members were chosen by a 10-member selection committee that included:
Jacques Calvet, former chairman of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen
Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications
Carl Hahn, former chairman of VW group
Bernard Hanon, former chairman of Renault
William Hayden, former chairman of Jaguar
Roger Holtback, former president of Volvo Car
Raymond Levy, former chairman of Renault
Sergio Pininfarina, chairman of Pininfarina
John Southgate, former vice president of public affairs, Ford of Europe
Helmut Werner, former chairman of Mercedes-Benz
On this Web site we profile the new inductees.