Motor Trend editors selected the top 50 people who have shaped the global auto industry in 2007 and are poised to do so for the future. Motor Trend’s 2008 Power List ranks these players by influence and impact on the automotive landscape and highlights the significant contributions that earned them a place on the list.
The top ten honourees on Motor Trend’s 2008 Power List include 7 chairmen and 3 designers:
6 Chris Bangle – BMW Design Group Chief
8 Ed Welburn – GM Vice President for Global Design
10 Walter Da Silva – VW Group Design Chief
In France, Jean-Pierre Ploué, Citroën Design Group Chief, was named the automotive man of the year