Automotive News Europe recognized its Eurostars during the Frankfurt auto show last week. A gala evening at the Schloss Kronberg, near Frankfurt, honored 11 European leaders from across the industry.
Eurostars ceremony spotlights leaders of Europe's automotive industry
Group CEO: Martin Winterkorn
Car Division CEO: Jerome Olive
CFO: Axel Strotbek
Purchasing Executive: Herbert Diess
Manufacturing Executive: Magnus Hellsten
R&D Executive: Joseph Bakaj
Sales & Marketing Executive: Paul Philpott
Project Leader/Individual Car: Gunnar Herrmann
European Region Leader: Colin Dodge
Design: Laurens van den Acker
Supplier CEO: Franz Fehrenbach
Supplier Division Head: Beda Bolzenius
EV Project Leader: Pierre Loing
Emerging Market Executive: Bo Andersson
Entrepreneur: Henrik Fisker
Taking in the Eurostars atmosphere are, from left, Automobilwoche Publisher Helmut Kluger, Crain Communications Chairman Keith Crain and Autoweek Publisher K.C. Crain.
Franco Megali, left, managing director for Italy at Siemens Industry Software, and Ed Welburn, vice president for global design at General Motors.
Eurostar Gunnar Herrmann, right, global C-car vehicle line director at Ford Motor Co., and Automotive News Europe Publisher Jason Stein
GM Europe President Nick Reilly, left, and Joel Ewanick, head of global marketing at General Motors, pause during the celebration. Right, invitees mingle.
Raising glasses are, left from left, K.C. Crain; Federal Mogul Corp. Chairman Jose Maria Alapont; Eurostar Herbert Diess, BMW AG purchasing chief; MSX International CEO Fred Minturn; an unidentified guest; SPX President Tanvir Arfi; Eurostar Pierre Loing, Nissan Europe head of product planning; WJR-AM radio host Paul W. Smith; and Ashley Crain.
David Evans, left, director of linkage and suspension at TRW Automotive, speaks with Pasquale Abruzzese, vice president for integrated supply chain at Honeywell Transportation Systems.
Former Rolls-Royce CEO Tom Purves, left, meets with Eurostar Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Automotive.