2013-1983 'Manager of the Year' Award Recipients...

 

The Ledger will select its 24th annual 'Manager of the Year' in late 2014 from qualified executives in the truck, farm and construction machinery industries. Several executives will be considered, but only one will be chosen for the business award, following six months of critical inquiry. Selection will be based on the individual's credentials, contributions to the industry, in-house management success, business effectiveness and shop-floor reputation.

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2013-1983 'Manager of the Year' Award Recipients...

2013, PACCAR Inc Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Mark C. Pigott, 59, was selected for the citation as a stand-out in financial management of assets and capital investment
2012, CNH Global N.V.'s President Richard J. Tobin, was cited for the award as a stand-out in financial management of assets
2011, The Ledger did not name a 'Manager of the Year' due to the lack of qualified executives deemed appropriate  for the selection  process of the award.
2010, Navistar International Corp.'s Chairman Daniel C. Ustian, was tapped a second time for the award as a stand-out in asset leveraging, portfolio diversification
2009, The Ledger did not name a 'Manager of the Year' due to the lack of qualified executives deemed appropriate  for the selection  process of the award.
2008, Navistar International Corp.'s Chairman Daniel C. Ustian, was tapped for the award as a stand-out in revenue generation, leveraging assets
2007, The Ledger did not name a 'Manager of the Year' due to the lack of qualified executives deemed appropriate  for the selection  process of the award.
2006, Navistar International Corp.'s Truck Group President Deepak (Dee) T. Kapur, 54, was tapped for the award as a stand-out in asset management and new product development.
2005, Caterpillar Inc. Chairman James W. Owens, 59, was selected for the award as a stand-out in business strategy amid construction machinery market volatilities.
2004, PACCAR Inc Chairman Mark C. Pigott, 50, was selected for the award as a stand-out in return on assets, capital investment and productivity.
2003-2002, The Ledger did not name a 'Manager of the Year' due to the lack of qualified executives deemed appropriate for the selection process of the award. 
2001, Navistar International Corp. Chairman John R. Horne, 63, was selected for the award as a stand-out in cost containment and new product development.
2000, The Ledger did not name a 'Manager of the Year' due to the lack of qualified executives deemed appropriate  for the selection  process of the award.
1999, DaimlerChrysler AG Co-Chairman Robert J. Eaton, 59, was elected for the award as a "Standout in Financial Management of Automotive Assets." 
1998 The Ledger did not name a 'Manager of the Year' due to the lack of qualified executives deemed appropriate  for the selection  process of the award.
1997, Mack Trucks President & Chief Executive Officer Michel Gigou was elected for the award for exceptional asset management and streamlining heavy truck development.
1996, DaimlerChrysler AG Chairman Robert J. Eaton was honored for outstanding asset management and vehicle development.
1995, Deere Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Hans W. Becherer was singled out for his rationalization of production costs and plant capacity utilization.
1994, Freightliner Chairman President & Chief Executive Officer James L. Hebe was selected for his outstanding business management and plant capacity use.
1993, Deere Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Hans W. Becherer was chosen for his outstanding investment of capital and plant capacity utilization.
1992, Ford President & Chief Operating Officer Philip E. Benton Jr. was selected for similar outstanding gains.
1991, Chevrolet General Manager J.C. Perkins was singled out for outstanding car and truck marketing.
1990, Melroe President Robert N. Spolum was honored for outstanding management of corporate cash.
1989, The Ledger did not name a 'Manager of the Year' due to the lack of qualified executives deemed appropriate  for the selection  process of the award.
1988, Deere Chairman Robert A. Hanson was singled out for his outstanding success in capital investment and plant capacity management.
1987, Freightliner Chairman Peter E. Rupp was hailed for similar outstanding gains.
1986, Caterpillar Chairman George A. Schafer was credited for outstanding success in redeploying financial assets.
1985, Massey-Ferguson Chairman & Chief Executive officer was selected for financial management of assets.
1984, Navistar President Neil A. Springer was picked for outstanding cash management.
I 1983, Ford Tractor Operations General Manager Mervyn H. Manning was selected for outstanding inventory management.