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Meet the 2016 ANE Eurostars
The executives chosen as 2016 Eurostars have soared above their rivals by exceeding expectations. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has Mercedes-Benz poised to overtake BMW brand as the world’s top-selling premium carmaker four years ahead of schedule, regaining the title Mercedes lost in 2005. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson has guided the Swedish automaker to new sales records and has boosted its profit margin to the same level achieved by its much bigger rivals from Germany. Ford of Europe President Jim Farley ended the U.S. automaker’s years of losses in Europe in 2015 and in the April-June period his team set a new record for second-quarter pre-tax profit. And the strong personality Agneta Dahlgren has given to the designs of Renault’s compact vehicles is a big reason why Renault has risen one place to become Europe’s No. 2-selling brand after Volkswagen. The other 10 Eurostars, who were chosen by the editors of Automotive News Europe, have achieved equally impressive results. Automotive News Europe and PwC will honor the winners in Paris.

MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE
Andreas Tostmann


TITLE: Executive VP for Production
COMPANY: Seat
Based: Martorell, Spain
AGE: 54
NATIONALITY: German

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Joined the Volkswagen Group in 1990 as part of the product planning team. During the mid-1990s he led powertrain product planning for VW in Mexico and was then promoted to a group-level role in the powertrain department. Prior to starting his current job in 2011, Tostmann’s roles included managing VW’s powertrain factory in Salzgitter, Germany, serving as managing director of VW South Africa and as chairman of VW Slovakia.

REASON FOR WINNING Tostmann and his team have done something unique: They won a key quality award for a Seat plant that produces a model for VW Group sister brand Audi. The Audi Q3, which is built at Seat’s factory in Martorell, Spain, scored No. 1 in the small premium SUV category in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Survey in the U.S. The Q3 finished ahead of the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Range Rover Evoque, helping Martorell to rank as Europe’s second-best plant for quality in J.D. Power’s 2016 ranking.

GROUP CEO
Dieter Zetsche
GROUP CEO <br>Dieter Zetsche
SUPPLIER CEO
Jacques Aschenbroich
SUPPLIER CEO  <br>Jacques Aschenbroich
CFO
Jean-Baptiste de Chatillon
CFO <br> Jean-Baptiste de Chatillon
DESIGN
Agneta Dahlgren
DESIGN <br>Agneta Dahlgren
PROJECT LEADER INDIVIDUAL CAR
Uwe Ernstberger
PROJECT LEADER  INDIVIDUAL CAR <br>Uwe Ernstberger
EUROPEAN OPERATIONS HEAD
Jim Farley
EUROPEAN OPERATIONS HEAD <br>Jim Farley
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Joachim Milberg
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT <br>Joachim Milberg
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Peter Mertens
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT <br>Peter Mertens
CONNECTED CAR
Christoph Grote
CONNECTED CAR <br>Christoph Grote
SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE
Andy Goss
SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE <br>Andy Goss
SUPERLUXURY CEO
Mike Flewitt
SUPERLUXURY CEO <br>Mike Flewitt
CAR DIVISION CEO
Hakan Samuelsson
CAR DIVISION CEO <br>Hakan Samuelsson
SUPPLIER DIVISION CEO
Phil Swash
SUPPLIER DIVISION CEO <br>Phil Swash
MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE
Andreas Tostmann
MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE <br>Andreas Tostmann
 
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