--CHRISTIAN SCHUH Space-Age Consultant
Trained as an aeronautical engineer, Schuh is designing a partnership between consulting firm A.T. KEARNEY and NASA, marketing the space agency's Mission Control techniques as a management tool for the car industry. At 36, the Viennese head of Kearney's global auto division has persuaded two European companies to coordinate planning, from suppliers to showroom, under one roof.
--DAVID SIEGEL Travel Salesman
After joining ailing AVIS RENT A CAR as CEO in late September, Siegel, 40, opted for an even bigger 9/11-related challenge: resuscitating US AIRWAYS, which lost a staggering $1 billion last quarter. As head of the...