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Ray Scott

Lear Corp. could’ve shown off its new line of premium leather seats in the usual way by inviting automotive clients, suppliers, and journalists to its headquarters in Southfield.

Bob Nardelli

After his first 100 days as chairman and CEO of Chrysler LLC, Bob Nardelli spent the following day — a brisk Saturday in November — building a playground for students at the Business, Entrepreneurship, Science, and Technology Academy in Highland Park.

Amaury Diaz Serrano

Nine months ago, Amaury Diaz Serrano’s boss at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren gave the vehicle designer an unusual assignment.

Dr. Stuart Kirschenbaum

The boxing glove Joe Louis used to knock out Germany’s Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium in 1938 today sits bronzed, engraved, and on display inside Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Thomas G. Stephens

As Michigan strives to retain its college graduates, General Motors Corp. Group Vice President Thomas G. Stephens helps ensure that high- school students make it to the next level.

Kelle Ilitch

Soon after opening a bar intensity and Pilates studio in West Bloomfield Township last November, Kelle Ilitch started getting national inquiries for a 55-minute strengthening and lengthening workout that she and a team member developed.

Wanamaker Trophy

If the Wanamaker Trophy, awarded annually to the winner of the PGA Championship, turns up missing during this year’s tournament at Oakland Hills Country Club, chances are it can be found in a certain corporate chalet overlooking the South Course’s famed 16th hole.

Jim Taylor

A seasoned rider, Jim Taylor is used to covering long distances in a hurry.

Giorgio Gikas

While the scene above may be mistaken for the back lot of Ben Hur II, Greece native Giorgio Gikas, right, instead oversees the restoration of dozens of metal sculptures in the United States.

Joe Vicari

Knowing that business and pleasure can indeed be mixed, Joe and Rosalie Vicari, left, principals of 18 restaurants in metro Detroit, including 11 Andiamo eateries, toured several wineries in California’s Sonoma Valley in May with 20 of their employees.