Notable Military Veterans
Automotive News’ inaugural list of notable industry veterans features 15 people who served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines who are making a difference in the auto industry. They were chosen by a panel of Automotive News editors and reporters from nominations submitted by our readers. The honorees work in all corners of the industry. Many of them help other veterans transition to civilian life. There’s one common trait among them — they tap the wisdom and experience gained from their time in the military to help solve today’s auto industry challenges.
Director of military marketing and growth
President of the Battle Creek, Mich., thermal manufacturing facility
U.S. senior vice president of sales and marketing
Nissan Motor Co.
Director of incident response and investigations
Area fixed operations director
Hendrick Automotive Group
Lexus of Woodland Hills
Senior vice president, major accounts and military business strategy
General manager of inspection services
Hyundai of Yuma, Kia of Yuma, Fullerton Ford Orange County
General sales manager
Friendly Ford of Crosby