How tumultuous was the past year? In a highly unusual choice, the staff of Automotive News picked a regulator, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind, as Industry Leader of the Year. A pair of West Virginia University researchers made a mark, too, in an industry shaken by safety and environmental crises. With those selections - as well as picks from traditional auto industry disciplines - we recognize that outstanding individuals make a difference, even in a business of huge companies and global scale.
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Mark Rosekind
INDUSTRY LEADER OF THE YEAR
Mark Rosekind
Administrator, NHTSA
Mary Barra
CEO, NORTH AMERICA
Mary Barra
CEO, General Motors
Akio Toyoda
CEO, ASIA
Akio Toyoda
President, Toyota Motor Corp.
Dieter Zetsche
CEO, EUROPE
Dieter Zetsche
CEO, Daimler AG
Tom Doll
U.S. EXECUTIVE ASIAN AUTOMAKER
Tom Doll
President, Subaru of America
Ludwig Willisch
U.S. EXECUTIVE EUROPEAN AUTOMAKER
Ludwig Willisch
CEO, BMW of North America
Mike Manley
BRAND EXECUTIVE
Mike Manley
Head of Jeep and Ram, Fiat Chrysler Automotibiles
Chuck Stevens
FINANCE
Chuck Stevens
CFO, General Motors
Jeff Bracken
SALES
Jeff Bracken
Group vice president and genera manager , Lexus
Paul Edwards and Gary Pascoe
MARKETING (TEAM)
Paul Edwards and Gary Pascoe
General Motors and Commonweath//McCann
Klaus Draeger
PURCHASING
Klaus Draeger
Member of the board of management for purchasing and supplier network, BMW AG
Frederiek Toney
SERVICE AND PARTS
Frederiek Toney
Vice president, Global Ford Customer Service Division, Ford Motor Co.
Allan Stejskal
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Allan Stejskal
Chief information officer, AutoNation
Moray Callum
DESIGN
Moray Callum
Vice president, design, Ford Motor Co.
Mike Jackson
DEALER, PUBLICLY HELD
Mike Jackson
CEO, AutoNation Inc.
Rick Ford
DEALER, PRIVATELY HELD
Rick Ford
President, RFJ Auto Partners
Christopher Grundler
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Christopher Grundler
Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA
Marti Eulberg
REMARKETING
Marti Eulberg
Director, brand management, Sonic Automotive Inc.
Michael McHale
PUBLIC RELATIONS
Michael McHale
Director of corporate communications, Subaru of America
Jen-Hsun Huang
SUPPLIER
Jen-Hsun Huang
CEO, NVIDIA Corp.
Peter Mertens
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (TIE)
Peter Mertens
Senior vice president, research and development, Volvo Car Group
Mark Reuss
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (TIE)
Mark Reuss
Executive vice president, global product development, purchasing and supply chain, General Motors
Pamela Fletcher
ENGINEERING
Pamela Fletcher
Executive chief engineer for electrified vehicles, General Motors
Hirofumi Muta
MANUFACTURING
Hirofumi Muta
Senior managing officer, Toyota Motor Corp.
Dan Carder and Arvind Thiruvengadam
ENVIRONMENTAL (TEAM)
Dan Carder and Arvind Thiruvengadam
West Virginia University
UAW rank and file
LABOR RELATIONS
UAW rank and file
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