Celebrating Europe's Rising Stars
|Douglas A. Bolduc is Managing Editor at Automotive News Europe.|
The future of the European automotive industry looks bright because of the strength of the young executives who are making huge strides forward. Automotive News Europe will honor 18 of these talented executives in Paris on June 12.
From automakers to suppliers, manufacturing to design, logistics to purchasing, each Rising Star has spearheaded change and made progress up the career ladder.
"These 18 individuals show the incredible level of talent that exists in the automotive industry. The winners distinguished themselves and earned the Rising Star award because they have achieved so much already," Automotive News Europe Editor Luca Ciferri said.
Selected from more than 150 nominations, the 2013 Rising Stars are:
Eduardo Munoz – Jaguar Land Rover – Aftersales & Service
Jay Ward – Ford of Europe – Communications
Marc Girard – BMW – Design
Nick Collins – Ford of Europe – Engineering
Paul Fratter – Ford of Europe – Finance
Marcus Cox – Opel/Vauxhall – Finance
Filiz Albrecht – Mann + Hummel – Human Resources
Daniel Mueller – Kia Motors Europe – Information Technology
David Cox – Motortrak – General Management
John Stech – Volvo Cars Russia – General Management
Xavier Dupont – Valeo – General Management
Peter Domeney – Jaguar Land Rover – Manufacturing
Panayiotis Pitsikos – Autostop – Manufacturing
Matthias Weitzel – Magna Exteriors & Interiors – Marketing
Darren Cox – Nissan – Marketing
Kevin Williams – Dana – Purchasing
Adrian Porter – Automotive Resources International – Sales
Ian Hucker – Opel/Vauxhall – Sales
A Rising Star is an automotive executive with a pan-European profile who has driven change, fostered innovation and made courageous decisions. To qualify, candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of work experience, have multiple language skills and be 45 years or younger. Nominations are accepted from carmakers, suppliers, automotive service providers and retail/aftersales businesses.
Profiles of each Rising Star award winner and information on the awards gala dinner in Paris are available by clicking here.
You can reach Douglas A. Bolduc at firstname.lastname@example.org.