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Bob Lutz is only seventh

Toyota chief tops Motor Trend list of industry "Power Brokers"

The Detroit News

Motor Trend magazine has deemed Toyota chief Fujio Cho the automotive
industry's most influential player according to its 2007 Power Brokers list,
released to newsstands today.
Cho, chairman of Toyota Motors Corp., was ranked No. 1 among those who exert
the most "influence and impact on the automotive landscape," the magazine

Coming in second was Rick Wagoner, chairman of General Motors Corp., while
Ford CEO Alan Mullaly ranked 17th on the third annual Power Brokers roster.
The ranking is determined by Motor Trend editors; a complete list is
available in its February 2007 issue.

Here's a look at the rest of the top 10:

a.. #3: Ferdinand Piech, Volkswagen AG Supervisory

a.. #4: Wendelin Wiedeking, Porsche AG Executive Board Chairman, CEO

a.. #5: Chris Bangle, BMW Design Group chief

a.. #6: Jim Press, Toyota Motor Manufacturing America president

a.. #7: Bob Lutz, GM Vice Chairman, Global Product Development

a.. #8: Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen AG Chairman

a.. #9: Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Motors Corp. and Renault president and CEO

a.. #10: Dieter Zetsche, DaimlerChrysler AG Chairman

The brave might not live forever but the timid do not live at all
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