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Nominations open octOBER 2

Automotive News' annual Rising Stars program honors automotive executives in the U.S. who are young, entrepreneurial-minded and possess the skills and talent needed to become industry leaders of tomorrow.

Now in its fifth year, Rising Stars recognizes automotive executives in middle and upper management who are likely to grow in influence and prominence, together with the companies who are nurturing that future leadership talent.

The nomination period for the 2018 Rising Stars program runs October 2 through December 31, 2017.

Who can become a Rising Star?

Rising Stars come from all disciplines on the manufacturing/supply side of the auto industry - designers, engineers, finance, purchasing, product planners and more. What they have in common is a drive beyond their years and a level of dedication that puts them on a path toward becoming industry All Stars.

Click to see the criteria and process for the Rising Stars program.

Photo Gallery: Click here to see photos from the 2017 Rising Stars recognition dinner.

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