The Rising Stars and a superstar

From left: Jim Brady, GM; Ike Herman, OEConnection; Heath Holtz, Nissan North America; Aruna Anand, Continental; David Dorgan, Adient; Stephanie Davis, VW Group of America; Griffin Brown, Adient; Ed Beadle, American Honda; Samantha Goot, Toyota Motor North America; Ed Rhodes, Hyundai Motor America; Jeffrey Van Dongen, Motormindz; Michael Lovati, VW Group of America; Jason Roycht, Robert Bosch; Bob Lutz. Photo credit: MICHELE TROMBLEY

An ageless Bob Lutz, former General Motors vice chairman and high flyer at Chrysler, Ford and BMW, addressed Automotive News’ automaker and supplier Rising Stars last week at the Detroit Athletic Club.

At 86, Lutz is at the other end of the career spectrum from the fast climbers who were honored. But the industry’s always-enthused Methuselah managed to wow the young executives with a selection from his lifetime of insights.

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Rising Stars, from left, Aruna Anand, chief of North American engineering services for chassis and safety, Continental; Stephanie Davis, chief compliance officer, VW Group of America; and Samantha Goot, senior manager for incentive strategy, analytics and administration, Toyota Motor North America.

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Industry legend Bob Lutz wowed the crowd.

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Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein, left, with Jim Brady, director, global customer experience strategy and enterprise experiences, GM.

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Gary Silberg, left, automotive sector leader at KPMG, sponsor of the event, with Griffin Brown, center, vice president of FCA customer group, Adient, and David Dorgan, vice president of global supply chain, Adient.