Yes, the auto industry is a team sport, but when it comes to winning or losing, one standout performer can make all the difference. We honor such special individuals -- the leaders, innovators and overcomers of long odds who make up the 2014 Automotive News All-Stars. It's a remarkable group. These managers, marketers, engineers, designers, finance whizzes and retail titans were conspicuous by their excellence in the past 12 months. Here is our annual homage to the industry's best and brightest.
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2014 All-Stars  |  2013 All-Stars  |  2012 All-Stars  |  2011 All-Stars  |  2010 All-Stars

Sergio Marchionne
INDUSTRY LEADER OF THE YEAR / CEO, NORTH AMERICA
Sergio Marchionne
CEO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Mike Jackson
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Mike Jackson
CEO, AutoNation Inc.
Tokuo Fukuichi
DESIGN
Tokuo Fukuichi
Chief Officer, Design Group, Toyota Motor Corp.
Bryan DeBoer
DEALER, PUBLICLY HELD
Bryan DeBoer
CEO, Lithia Motors Inc.
Diarmuid O’Connell
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Diarmuid O’Connell
Vice president, business development, Tesla Motors Inc.
Frederiek Toney
SERVICE & PARTS
Frederiek Toney
Vice president, Global Ford Customer Service Division, Ford Motor Co.
Sandy Schwartz
REMARKETING
Sandy Schwartz
President, Cox Automotive
Larry Van Tuyl
DEALER, PRIVATELY HELD
Larry Van Tuyl
CEO, Van Tuyl Group
Martin Kinsella
MANUFACTURING
Martin Kinsella
Director of advanced materials and process technologies, Comau Inc.
Gary Casteel
LABOR RELATIONS
Gary Casteel
Secretary-treasurer, UAW
Phil Martens
SUPPLIER CO-WINNER
Phil Martens
CEO, Novelis Inc.
Akio Toyoda
CEO, ASIA
Akio Toyoda
President, Toyota Motor Corp.
Klaus Kleinfeld
SUPPLIER CO-WINNER
Klaus Kleinfeld
CEO, Alcoa Inc.
Thomas Weber
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Thomas Weber
Board member responsible for group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development, Daimler AG
Olivier Francois
ADVERTISING
Olivier Francois
Chief marketing officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Christopher Grundler
ENVIRONMENTAL
Christopher Grundler
Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA
Bob Lee
ENGINEERING
Bob Lee
Head of engine, powertrain and electrified propulsion systems engineering, Chrysler Group
Mike Manley
BRAND EXECUTIVE
Mike Manley
CEO, Jeep brand, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Tony Cervone
PUBLIC RELATIONS
Tony Cervone
Senior vice president, global communications, General Motors
Ralf Speth
CEO, EUROPE
Ralf Speth
CEO, Jaguar Land Rover
Tom Doll
U.S. EXECUTIVE — ASIAN AUTOMAKER
Tom Doll
President, Subaru of America
Scott Keogh
U.S. EXECUTIVE — EUROPEAN AUTOMAKER
Scott Keogh
President, Audi of America
Reid Bigland
SALES
Reid Bigland
Head of U.S. and Canadian sales, Chrysler Group
Jack Hollis
MARKETING
Jack Hollis
Vice president, marketing, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.
Michael Carpenter
FINANCE
Michael Carpenter
CEO, Ally Financial Inc.
Grace Lieblein
PURCHASING
Grace Lieblein
Vice president, global purchasing and supply chain, General Motors
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