Motor Trend Names Top 50 Industry Players to 2008 Power List: GM's Rick Wagoner Tops Magazine's Fourth Annual List of Top 50 Power Brokers

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Motor Trend (, the world's automotive authority and part of SOURCE INTERLINK MEDIA, today announced its fourth annual Power List of the automotive industry's top 50 influencers. The list includes executives, designers and other individuals who are shaping the future of cars and car culture.

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They are making decisions and setting plans that will impact millions--if not billions--of people. They are setting the table for what we will be seeing years from now.

    The complete list of this year's top 50 Power List rankings can be found in the February 2008 issue of Motor Trend on newsstands January 2, 2008.

Motor Trend editors selected the top 50 people who have shaped the global auto industry over the past 12 months 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.

"Those who make Motor Trend's Power List have an influence that goes beyond the mere production of automobiles," said Angus MacKenzie, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend. "They are making decisions and setting plans that will impact millions--if not billions--of people. They are setting the table for what we will be seeing years from now."

MacKenzie pointed out that four of this year's top 10 honorees came from General Motors, including "Rookie of the Year" Fritz Henderson. "GM's showing on this list is a testament to the company's progress in rolling out some very competitive vehicles, including Car of the Year winner Cadillac CTS."

The top ten honorees on Motor Trend's 2008 Power List include:

#1 Rick Wagoner - General Motors Chairman and CEO

#2 Fujio Cho - Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman

#3 Ferdinand Piech - Volkswagen AG Supervisory Board Chief

#4 Bob Lutz - GM Vice Chairman, Global Product and Development

#5 Martin Winterkorn - Volkswagen AG Chairman

#6 Chris Bangle - BMW Design Group Chief

#7 Wendelin Wiedeking - Porsche AG Executive Board Chairman, Chief Executive Director

#8 Ed Welburn - GM Vice President for Global Design

#9 Fritz Henderson ("Rookie of the Year") - GM Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer

#10 Walter Da Silva - VW Group Design Chief

Additional personalities of note on the 2008 Power List include:

#14 Alan Mullaly - Ford Motor Company Chief Executive Officer

#32 Kazunori Yamauchi - Polyphony Digital President, Gran Turismo 5 Designer

#33 John Dingell - U.S. Representative (D-Mich.), Chairman of Energy and Commerce Committee

#38 Liz Pilibosian - Chief Engineer, Cadillac CTS

#45 Jay Leno - NBC "Tonight Show" Host, Car Enthusiast


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