7. Jonathan Browning: Volkswagen
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With the tailwinds from a new Passat and Beetle at his back, Browning, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, saw sales shoot up 35% last year to 438,133 in an overall industry that rose only 13%. VW is now more than halfway towards its goal of selling 800,000 vehicles by 2018. Browning says VW will beat the industry again in 2013, but he will have to do it without the benefit of any new high-volume products.


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