President, Toyota (TM)While Detroit CEOs slam on the brakes, Watanabe's foot is firmly on the accelerator. This year Toyota will become the world's biggest automaker on a volume basis, but that's just bragging rights. Here's the statistic that really counts: While GM and Ford lost $2 billion and $12.6 billion last year, respectively, Toyota under Watanabe reaped a profit of $13.2 billion -- its seventh record-breaking year in a row.
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