13 auto execs to watch in 2013

Top executives from the world's biggest automakers have a lot to prove in the coming year.

From the driver's seat to the hot seat
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There are no sinecures in the auto business. Executives are subject to the whims of customer preference, the uncertainty of the marketplace, and vagaries of macroeconomic forces. In 2012, recession in Europe, a cooling in China, and the rejection of electric vehicles changed the course of careers and companies. Here's a look at some of the likely hot spots in 2013 -- and the executives who will feel the heat.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 30 2013 06:33 AM ET
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