February 5, 2007

Automotive Hall of Fame names Industry Leader of the Year

Las Vegas, Nevada – The Automotive Hall of Fame has presented its 2006 Industry Leader of the Year Award to James E. Press, president of Toyota Motor North America. The Hall of Fame also presented its 2007 Distinguished Service Citations to six industry leaders at its annual awards luncheon in Las Vegas.

The Service Citations are the Hall’s oldest recognition and were first awarded in 1940; they recognize individuals who have significantly improved the industry or their respective organizations, and must be currently employed in the industry or recently retired. The recipients for 2007 are Dr. Amar G. Bose, Chairman and CEO of Bose Corporation; Jeffrey A. Cook, Technical Leader, Ford Motor Company; Allan D. Gilmour, Vice Chairman and CFO (retired), Ford Motor Company; Timothy D. Leuliette, Chairman, President and CEO, Metaldyne Corporation; Elizabeth Lowery, Vice President, Environment and Energy, General Motors Corporation; and Phil Smart, Sr., Chairman, Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz.

Located in Dearborn, Michigan, the Automotive Hall of Fame honours men and women of the global motor vehicle and related industries. For more information, visit AutomotiveHallofFame.org.

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