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The 10 Most Influential People Currently in the Auto Industry

June 19, 2013 - With automobiles being among one of the most important necessities for consumers today, it’s important to take the time out to recognize some of the people who have done big things in the automobile industry.  A great magnitude of work goes into the concepts, technology, and development of the cars we drive, so here we’ll recognize 10 of the most influential people currently in the auto industry.

The following 10 people are involved with various entities of the auto or transportation industry, and are responsible for making the decisions necessary to make our overall driving experience safe, comfortable, modern, and visually appealing.  Some of them are CEOs, Presidents, and Chairmen of popular auto corporations, and others are responsible for the overall design and curb appeal.

Without the hard work of these individuals along with many others, we wouldn’t have the reliable vehicles we trust to get us back and forth every day.  Many auto industry leaders receive very little recognition for their hard work.  Here are 10 of the most influential people currently in the auto industry.

Alan Mulally - CEO of Ford Motor Company.
Elon Musk – Co-foudner Tesla Motor Company.
Chung Mong Koo - Hyundai Motor Company Chairman
Luca di Montezemolo - Ferrari Chairman
Mark Reuss - President of GM North America
Walter de Silva - Volkswagen Auto Group Chief of Design
Adrian van Hooydonk - Design Director of BMW Group
Rupert Stadler - Chairman of Audi Auto Group
John Krafcik - President of Hyundai USA
Eddie Alterman - Car & Driver Magazine Editor and Chief
Ray Lahood - United States Secretary of Transportation

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