General Motors has had an excellent 2016. It's making money, posting great quality scores in a variety of product surveys and is becoming a hot topic in Silicon Valley where it is expanding into ride sharing and autonomous driving. It felt like a no-brainer for the Automotive News staff to select Mary Barra as Industry Leader of the Year and top CEO, North America, and we picked seven other GM executives for this 28-person All-Stars list.


INDUSTRY LEADER OF THE YEAR AND CEO, NORTH AMERICA
Mary Barra
CEO, General Motors
CEO, EUROPE
Hakan Samuelsson
CEO, Volvo Cars
CEO, ASIA
Li Shufu
Chairman, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co.
MARKETING
Andrea Riley
Chief marketing officer, Ally Financial
U.S. EXECUTIVE, EUROPEAN AUTOMAKER
Dietmar Exler
CEO, Mercedes-Benz USA
DESIGN
Gorden Wagener
Chief design officer, Daimler AG
BRAND
Duncan Aldred
U.S. vice president of Buick and GMC, General Motors
U.S. EXECUTIVE, ASIAN AUTOMAKER
John Mendel
Executive vice president, American Honda Motor Co.
DEALER, PUBLICLY HELD
Bryan DeBoer
CEO, Lithia Motors
DEALER, PRIVATELY HELD
Melinda Holman
Chairman, Holman Automotive Group
ENGINEERING
Pamela Fletcher
Executive chief engineer for electrified vehicles, General Motors
PUBLIC RELATIONS
Tony Cervone
Senior vice president, global communications, General Motors
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Anthony Foxx
U.S. Transportation Secretary
FINANCE
Joy Falotico
CEO, Ford Motor Credit Co.
SUPPLIERS
Amnon Shashua
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Mobileye
SALES
Alan Batey
President of North America, General Motors
SERVICE AND PARTS
Frank Ferrara
Executive vice president, customer satisfaction, Hyundai Motor America
MINORITY BUSINESS
Vinnie Johnson
CEO, Piston Group
MANUFACTURING
Yoshi Yamane
COO for production, Honda
LABOR
Jerry Dias
President, Unifor
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Ron Lamb
President, Reynolds and Reynolds
REMARKETING
Jim Hallet
CEO, KAR Auction
PURCHASING
Steve Kiefer
Vice president, global purchasing and supply chain, General Motors
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Mark Reuss
Executive vice president, global product development, General Motors
FINANCE & INSURANCE
Rodolfo Dominguez and Johan Swart
Vice President of Business Transformation and Chief Digital Officer, Chief Information Officer; Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
ENVIRONMENT
Robert Mueller
Special settlement master in Volkswagen emissions case
ADVERTISING
Tim Mahoney
Chief marketing officer, Chevrolet
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