Rising Stars: Automakers and Suppliers

At a time when the industry is facing powerful forces of change, it's important that it develop leaders who know a thing or two about disruption.

This year's list of Automotive News Rising Stars celebrates a number of up-and-comers who have demonstrated their ability to adapt.

Some change continents or companies. Some even change career tracks: Honorees include an investment banker trying to save lives with autonomous technology and a former kindergarten student teacher.

Rising Stars remind us that there's always another wave of talented, hard-working people stepping up to the next challenge.

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