Mich. — The Executive Committee of the MAIN Event
(below) announce their 2013 industry executive honors: ‘Global
Industry Executive of the Year’ to Elon Musk, CEO / Head of
Product Design at Tesla Motors, as well as CEO / Chief Designer
of SpaceX, and ‘Industry Innovator of the Year’ to Moray
Callum, Executive Director of Americas Design, Ford Motor Company.
Both awards will be presented at their ‘celebration of industry
excellence’ on January 13 at Orchestra Hall – Max M.
Fisher Music Center, kicking off preview week of the North American
International Auto Show.
executives will also present the ‘Next Generation of Design
Innovation’ award to one of four creative nominees, all current
senior designers at Lawrence Technological University. “We’re
grateful for enthusiastic industry support for our unique event,”
said Keith Nagara, executive committee chairman, “Our celebration
recognizes not only established industry executive excellence, but
also rewards the creative young minds who will inspire our industry’s
future direction.” Previous industry executive honorees have
included Bob Lutz, former Vice-Chairman of General Motors, and Peter
Horbury, Senior Vice President, Volvo.
to insightful presentations from OEM and industry leaders, guests
will enjoy the MAIN Event’s annual fashion show, in conjunction
with Detroit Fashion Week. They will also have the opportunity to
meet and mingle with global industry executives who have lead our
industry to our current cycle of dynamic growth.
Event executive committee is grateful for the support of its primary
sponsors, including the Ford Motor Company, Inteva Products, Dassault
Systemes, Quicken Loans and Lawrence Technological University:
Nagara, Director of Transportation Design - Lawrence Technological
Zaback, Chief Operating Manager - Ford Motor Company
Gaffka, ‘Living Legends’ Design Executive (retired)
- Ford Motor Company
Calcaterra, Chief Intellectual Property Council (retired) -
Rimanelli, Chairman of Board - Detroit Aircraft Corporation
Czarnik, Chief Technology Officer - Compuware
Offenbacher, CEO & President - INTEVA Products
Silver, Global Transportation Industry Program Director - Dassault
Borchard, Director of CATIA Design, Americas - Dassault Systèmes
Zhang, User Experience Architect - OnStar
Executive Committee Members (and previous executive award winners)
Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors and executive at
Ford and Chrysler
Horbury, Senior Vice President, Volvo (former Executive Director
of Design, Ford Motor Company)
Lawrence Tech University
Bob Lutz was honored at last year's MAIN Event.
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