New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2006
America's best CEO's must be visionary leaders, possess great integrity and deliver superior results. In its fourth annual Best CEOs in America ranking, Institutional Investor magazine identifies the top CEOs in 62 industries, as rated by investors and brokerage firm analysts. The results of the survey appear in the magazine’s January issue, released today.
The magazine’s list of top CEOs abounds with examples of those who have persuaded investors that their basic strategy is sound, despite short-term setbacks. To find chief executives who excel at their ever-tougher assignment, Institutional Investor surveyed more than 1,700 investment professionals at close to 475 firms to help select a list of America’s top CEOs
Listed below by sector and industry are the 62 chief executives who scored the highest when II asked portfolio managers and sell-side equity analysts to choose the top-performing CEOs in their domains.
Chemicals/Commodity -Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical Co.
Chemicals/Specialty - Dennis Reilley, Praxair
Metals & Mining- Daniel DiMicco, Nucor Corp.
Paper & Forest Products- Steven Rogel, Weyerhaeuser Co.
Aerospace & Defense Electronics-George David, United Technologies Corp.
Airfreight & Surface Transportation Frederick Smith, FedEx Corp.
Business & Professional Services Harold (Max) Messmer Jr., Robert Half International
Electrical Equipment & Multi-Industry Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric Co.
Environmental Services James O’Connor, Republic Services
Machinery Alexander (Sandy) Cutler, Eaton Corp.
Packaging R. David Hoover, Ball Corp.
Airlines- Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Co.
Apparel, Footwear & Textiles- Lewis Frankfort, Coach
Autos & Auto Parts- John Barth, Johnson Controls
Beverages- Steven Reinemund ,PepsiCo
Cosmetics, Household & Personal Care Products- Alan Lafley, Procter & Gamble Co.
Food- Richard Lenny, Hershey Co.
Gaming & Lodging- Gary Loveman, Harrah’s Entertainment
Homebuilders & Building Products- Robert Toll, Toll Brothers
Leisure- Micky Arison, Carnival Corp.
Restaurants- David Novak, Yum! Brands
Retailing/Broadlines & Department Stores- Robert Ulrich, Target Corp.
Retailing/Food & Drug Chains- John Mackey, Whole Foods Market
Retailing/Hardlines- Robert Nardelli, Home Depot
Retailing/Specialty- Stores Scott Edmonds, Chico’s FAS
Tobacco- Louis Camilleri, Altria Group
Electric Utilities- C. John Wilder, TXU Corp.
Integrated Oil- Lee Raymond, Exxon Mobil Corp.
Natural Gas- Keith Rattie, Questar Corp.
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production- Mark Papa, EOG Resources
Oil Services & Equipment- James Day, Noble Corp.
Banks/Large Cap- Richard Kovacevich, Wells Fargo & Co.
Banks/Midcap- John Kanas, North Fork Bancorp.
Brokers & Asset Managers- Richard Fuld Jr., Lehman Brothers Holdings
Insurance/Life- Arthur Ryan, Prudential Financial
Insurance/Nonlife- Glenn Renwick, Progressive Corp.
Mortgage Finance- Angelo Mozilo, Countrywide Financial Corp.
REITs- Steven Roth, Vornado Realty Trust
Specialty Finance- Kenneth Chenault, American Express Co.
Biotechnology- Arthur Levinson, Genentech
Health Care Facilities- Jack Bovender Jr., HCA
Health Care Technology & Distribution- Edwin (Mac) Crawford, Caremark Rx
Managed Care- William McGuire, UnitedHealth Group
Medical Supplies & Devices- J. Raymond Elliott, Zimmer Holdings
Pharmaceuticals/Major- Henry McKinnell Jr., Pfizer
Pharmaceuticals/Specialty- Bruce Downey, Barr Pharmaceuticals
Cable & Satellite- Brian Roberts, Comcast Corp.
Entertainment -Richard Parsons, Time Warner
Publishing & Advertising Agencies- Kenneth Lowe, E.W. Scripps Co.
Radio & TV Broadcasting- Hugh Panero, XM Satellite Radio Holdings
Computer Services & IT Consulting- Paul Garcia, Global Payments
Electronics Manufacturing Services- Timothy Main, Jabil Circuit
Imaging Technology- Bruce Chizen, Adobe Systems
Internet- Terry Semel, Yahoo!
IT Hardware- Joseph Tucci, EMC Corp.
Semiconductor Capital Equipment- Kenneth Schroeder*, KLA-Tencor Corp.
Semiconductors- Richard Templeton, Texas Instruments
Software- Steven Ballmer, Microsoft Corp.
Data Networking & Wireline Equipment- John Chambers, Cisco Systems
Telecom Equipment/Wireless- Edward Zander, Motorola
Telecom Services/Wireless- Gary Forsee, Sprint Nextel Corp.
Telecom Services/Wireline- Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon Communications
*Stepped down January 1; remains senior adviser
In the II poll, respondents were asked to name their first, second and third choices for best CEO for a given industry; the responses were weighted by rank to produce a score for each candidate. The survey presents 178 winners — up to three per industry. Voting concluded in early September 2005.
For the complete CEO rankings, and profiles of five of the first-place CEOs, please visit http://www.institutionalinvestor.com
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