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INDUSTRY LEADER OF THE YEAR AND CEO, NORTH AMERICA: Alan Mulally, CEO, Ford Motor Co.

Mulally may be running Microsoft before long. His ongoing refusal to comment directly about rumors that he is interviewing for the tech company's top job speaks volumes. But Mulally, 68, has earned the right to leave Ford on his own terms.  » READ
 

CEO, ASIA: Takashi Yamanouchi, Former CEO, Mazda Motor Corp.

 

CEO, EUROPE: Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the board of management, BMW AG

 

INNOVATION: Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors Inc.

 

U.S. EXECUTIVE, ASIAN AUTOMAKER: Tom Doll, President, Subaru of America Inc.

 

U.S. EXECUTIVE, EUROPEAN AUTOMAKER: Steve Cannon, CEO, Mercedes-Benz USA

 

MANUFACTURING: Masamichi Kogai, Former senior managing executive officer in charge of production and purchasing, Mazda Motor Corp.

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS: Simon Sproule, Corporate vice president of communications, Nissan Motor Co.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL: Joerg Pohlman, Managing director, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers

 

MINORITY BUSINESS: Chris Ballinger, CFO, Toyota Financial Services

 

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: Matt Blunt, President, American Automotive Policy Council and Ivan Hodac, Former secretary-general, European Automobile Manufacturers' Association

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Wei Shi, Vice president, treasury and financial planning and analysis, Toyota Financial Services

 

ENGINEERING: Koji Ninomiya, Accord Hybrid large project leader, Honda Motor Co.

 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: Ulrich Kranz, Senior vice president for product line i, BMW Group

 

SUPPLIER: Rainer Jueckstock, CEO of the powertrain segment, Federal-Mogul Corp.

 

DEALER, PUBLICLY HELD: Mike Jackson, CEO, AutoNation Inc.

 

REMARKETING: John Felice, Former general sales manager for Ford and Lincoln, Ford Motor Co.

 

MARKETING, Dean Evans, Chief marketing officer, Subaru of America Inc.

 

PURCHASING: Klaus Draeger, Member of the board of management for purchasing and supplier network, BMW AG

 

SERVICE & PARTS: Patrick Dougherty, Vice president of Mopar sales, field operations and product development, Chrysler Group

 

SALES: Ken Czubay, Former vice president of U.S. marketing, sales and service, Ford Motor Co.

 

DEALER, PRIVATELY HELD: Rick Case, Owner, Rick Case Automotive Group

 

DESIGN: Klaus Busse, Head of interior design, Chrysler Group

 

QUALITY: Alicia Boler-Davis, Senior vice president of global quality and customer experience, General Motors

 

FINANCE: Dan Ammann, CFO, General Motors