Rising Stars: Automakers & Suppliers

Nominations now open for 2021 Automotive News Rising Stars program!

Do you know a young executive on the manufacturing/supply side of the auto industry who's taking the world by storm - someone who just gets it? A savvy, up-and-coming leader with the moxie to envision future trends? Someone who relentlessly innovates and raises the bar, then challenges others to do the same? Someone destined to be an industry superstar?

Don't keep it a secret. Tell us about them!

To qualify, candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of work experience, be based in the U.S. and be 45 or younger as of

July 1, 2021. 

Nominations close on May 7, 2021 and the winners will be announced in the August 23, 2021 issue of Automotive News. 

Click here to submit a nomination!


This year's Automotive News Rising Stars show the value of relationships in personal growth and business success. Several cited mentors and people who believed in them; some have now become mentors. Another common thread: These 25 Rising Stars have used those relationships and communication skills to drive change.