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Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Best-5 CEO of Automotive Industries

The rapid development of the automobile technology today, not out of business leadership figures in each of the world's automotive manufacturers. They were able to push the technical and marketing experts come together to produce cars that preferred world automotive consumers.

Not only that, weakening global market conditions due to the financial crisis or catastrophe, they are capable of being a leader that makes the global automotive market still excited.

Taken from the Automotive News website that summarizes some of the world's automotive business figure who was considered the most influential of the year 2012 in creating better conditions, from the point of view of environmental, business, and social. Here are five CEO of leading manufacturer:

1. NORBERT REITHOFER
Norbert Reithofer is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BMW Group which is known to have a high commitment to the development of environmentally friendly technologies.

Although Europe rocked by the financial crisis in late 2012 that led to falling car sales, Norbert Reithofer still struggling pushing green tech automotive products.
Norbert Reithofer, CEO of BMW Group. (Picture from: http://en.mercopress.com/)
2013 new BMW i8 concept. (Picture from: http://freakwheel.com/)
In fact, the 56-year-old man encourages the use of recycled materials and provides a place to end the cycle of vehicles. As a result, under his leadership, BMW managed to lead the premium car market in the United States and the runner-up in the global market.

2. AKIO TOYODA
The greatest achievements from this Japanese man is able to restore the glory of Toyota's sales that slump two years ago. The number one man in the Toyota Motor Corporation is able to restore Toyota became number one in the global market.

Toyota had experienced a crisis due to the case of a recall of millions units worldwide and tsunami disaster.
Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation. (Picture from: http://www.reuters.com/)
Toyota iQ EV (North America’s Scion iQ). (Picture from: http://www.engadget.com/)
Grandson of Toyota's founder managed to restore the position Toyota as the largest automaker in the world in 2012, beating rivals General Motors and Volkswagen. Akio Toyoda has a focused strategy to improve investment efficiency plants that exist today. Toyota is trying to double its production capacity and create a new engine factory in Indonesia to meet growing demand in the ASEAN countries.

3. ELON MUSK
Visionary and optimistic that an eco-friendly car driven by electric motor could be the future trend of the world which is shifts the fossil fueled cars.

That's the vision of Elon Musk, who served as CEO of Tesla Motors, the electric sport-style car manufacturer in the U.S.
Elon Musk, Founder and CEO of Tesla Motors. (Picture from: http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/)
2013 Tesla Model S. (Picture from: http://www.greencarreports.com/)
Musk regarded as a visionary in the automotive world because it always makes eco-friendly products that can be accepted by the market. The new Tesla Model S, is one manifestation of his dream for an electric car with cosmopolitan style that affordable by consumers.

4. MARTIN WINTERKORN
Volkswagen's top leaders is one of the most successful man in 2012. One indicator is the achievement of VW that managed to record a profit of 14.8 billion U.S. dollars (or approximately Rp. 142.8 trillion) in 2011 and in 2012 estimated to be over. The success was a proof of his capability in leading the largest carmaker in Europe.
Martin Winterkorn, CEO of VW. (Picture from: http://www.bloomberg.com/)
Volkswagen Up. (Picture  from: http://www.carsvw.com/)
Currently, the biggest ambition of Martin Winterkorn is to make VW becoming the world's biggest automaker in 2018 and get rid of Toyota and General Motors from the list. To realize these desires, Winterkorn will more encourage VW to make compact car and fuel efficient, like Volkswagen Up.

5. TAKANOBU ITO
The greatest innovation from this Japanese man who became leader of Honda Motor Corporation was make drivetrain revolution on the new models that launched last year. By creating smaller engine capacity and supported by sophisticated transmission system tech that made more efficient fuel consumption.
Takanobu Ito, President of Honda Motor Corporation. (Picture from: http://en.responsejp.com/)
2013 Acura NSX concept. (Picture from: http://paultan.org/)
Moreover, Takanobu Ito was doing quickly action with launching new Civic that made lot of good response from the consumers. Ito also ensure the rebirth of NSX, the legendary Japanese sports car and update the image of Accura to compete with Lexus and Infiniti in the global market. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OVI | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 11012013]
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