Dynamic executives honored as Automotive News Europe Rising Stars
Talented managers from PSA, Ford, GM, Kia and Volvo among winners
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co.'s Vauxhall unit, Kia, Volvo and Johnson Controls were among the companies to have an executive named as a Rising Star in the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe.
Fifteen young and talented leaders were honored for their achievements by Automotive News Europe on Wednesday in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The Rising Stars come from all sectors of the industry -- from automakers to suppliers, manufacturing to design, logistics to purchasing. Each winner has spearheaded change and made progress up the career ladder. Selected from more than 150 nominations, the 2012 Rising Stars award winners are:
Duncan Aldred – Vauxhall Motors -- GENERAL MANAGEMENT
David Brennan – LeasePlan UK -- GENERAL MANAGEMENT
Malin Domstad – Volvo Cars -- PURCHASING
Terry C. Nadeau – Johnson Controls -- PURCHASING
Richard Hill – Royal Bank of Scotland -- FINANCE
Cathy O'Callaghan – Ford of Europe -- FINANCE
Xavier Duchemin – Citroen -- MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS
Spiros Fotinos – Toyota Spain -- MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS
Dennis Henning – Lear -- MANUFACTURING
Alan Volkaerts – Jaguar Land Rover -- MANUFACTURING
Bernard Bradley – Kia Motors Europe -- SALES
Gilles Vidal – Peugeot -- DESIGN
Darren Palmer – Ford of Europe -- ENGINEERING
Patrick Goedden – Kia Motors Europe -- HUMAN RESOURCES
Gabi Whitfield – Nissan International -- PR/COMMUNICATIONS
The Automotive News Europe Rising Stars awards are sponsored by PwC, Magma and GL Events and are supported by Pininfarina.
To nominate a Rising Star for 2013, go to www.AneRisingStars.com.