BIRMINGHAM, England -- Fourteen young and talented automotive executives have been honored as Rising Stars within the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe.
A gala ceremony to celebrate the 2015 Rising Stars winners will took place at Coventry Cathedral in Coventry, England, Tuesday evening.
The fifth annual Rising Stars awards recognize fast-rising auto leaders who are already taking big steps forward in the industry. From automakers to suppliers, manufacturing to design, logistics to purchasing, each Rising Star has spearheaded change and made progress up the career ladder.
Selected as 2015 Rising Stars are:
- Olivier Rabiller – Honeywell – Aftermarket & Customer Service
- Alessio Franco – Ford of Europe – Communications
- Massimo Frascella – Jaguar Land Rover – Design
- Virginie Maillard – Renault – Engineering
- Armin Prommersberger – Harman International – Engineering
- Yanik Cantieni – Faurecia – Finance
- Agustin Martin – Toyota Spain – General Management
- Heli Hassinen-Biberger – Nissan – Human Resources
- Thomas M. Mueller – Volvo – IT & Connected Car
- Francesco Ciancia – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – Manufacturing
- Antonella Bruno – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – Marketing
- Joergen Ernst – Johnson Controls – Purchasing
- David Degrange – Faurecia – Sales Non-OEM
- Horst Hanschur – Audi – Sales OEM
"These 14 individuals have proved themselves to be highly motivated, highly capable leaders who are very deserving of the Rising Star award. Since so many of our past winners have taken big steps forward in their automotive careers, we foresee great things for this year’s Rising Stars award recipients," Automotive News Europe Editor Luca Ciferri said.
The prestigious Automotive News Europe Rising Stars awards are jointly presented with our sponsor, PwC, as well as our partner, Magma People.
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.