Director of global hybrid vehicle business and technology development, Packard Electrical/ Electronic Division of Delphi Automotive
Chosen because: Sumner, 52, leads Delphi's efforts to supply electrical and power-distribution systems to hybrid and electric vehicles. He oversees a Delphi development program to commercialize electromagnetic chargers, which allow drivers to recharge EVs by parking them over large power strips.
Quote: "Look around. You don't see a lot of places to plug these cars in."