The global auto industry is getting its groove back. Europe's fiscal crisis bottomed out, and China's economy has settled into reliable, moderate growth. In the United States, light-vehicle sales are likely to hit their highest level since 2007. In this section we announce our annual Automotive News All-Stars, leaders who paced the industry in a year of guarded optimism and continued recovery.
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Alan Mulally
INDUSTRY LEADER OF THE YEAR AND CEO, NORTH AMERICA
Alan Mulally
CEO, Ford Motor Co.
Norbert Reithofer
CEO, EUROPE
Norbert Reithofer
Chairman of the board of management, BMW AG
Tom Doll
U.S. EXECUTIVE, ASIAN AUTOMAKER
Tom Doll
President, Subaru of America Inc.
Takashi Yamanouchi
CEO, ASIA
Takashi Yamanouchi
Former CEO, Mazda Motor Corp.
Steve Cannon
U.S. EXECUTIVE, EUROPEAN AUTOMAKER
Steve Cannon
CEO, Mercedes-Benz USA
Elon Musk
INNOVATION
Elon Musk
CEO, Tesla Motors Inc.
Ken Czubay
SALES
Ken Czubay
Former vice president of U.S. marketing, sales and service, Ford Motor Co.
Dean Evans
MARKETING
Dean Evans
Chief marketing officer, Subaru of America Inc.
Dan Ammann
FINANCE
Dan Ammann
CFO, General Motors
Klaus Draeger
PURCHASING
Klaus Draeger
Member of the board of management for purchasing and supplier network, BMW AG
Patrick Dougherty
SERVICE AND PARTS
Patrick Dougherty
Vice president of Mopar sales, field operations and product development, Chrysler Group
Wei Shi
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Wei Shi
Vice president, treasury and financial planning and analysis, Toyota Financial Services
Klaus Busse
DESIGN
Klaus Busse
Head of interior design, Chrysler Group
Matt Blunt and Ivan Hodac
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Matt Blunt and Ivan Hodac
President and former secretary-general, American Automotive Policy Council and European Automobile Manufacturers' Association
Mike Jackson
DEALER, PUBLICLY HELD
Mike Jackson
CEO, AutoNation Inc.
Rick Case
DEALER, PRIVATELY HELD
Rick Case
Owner, Rick Case Automotive Group
Alicia Boler-Davis
QUALITY
Alicia Boler-Davis
Senior vice president of global quality and customer experience, General Motors
John Felice
REMARKETING
John Felice
Former general sales manager for Ford and Lincoln, Ford Motor Co.
Rainer Jueckstock
SUPPLIER
Rainer Jueckstock
CEO of the powertrain segment, Federal-Mogul Corp.
Masamichi Kogai
MANUFACTURING
Masamichi Kogai
Former executive vice president in charge of production and purchasing, Mazda Motor Corp.
Ulrich Kranz
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Ulrich Kranz
Senior vice president for product line i, BMW Group
Koji Ninomiya
ENGINEERING
Koji Ninomiya
Accord Hybrid large project leader, Honda Motor Co.
Joerg Pohlman
ENVIRONMENTAL
Joerg Pohlman
Managing director, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers
Simon Sproule
PUBLIC RELATIONS
Simon Sproule
Corporate vice president of communications, Nissan Motor Co.
Chris Ballinger
MINORITY BUSINESS
Chris Ballinger
CFO, Toyota Financial Services
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