The Top 25 Executives Of 2008

22. Gianfranco Lanci, president and CEO, Acer America

Acer America may not be known as the most innovative notebook computer manufacturer. But it certainly may be the leanest and meanest, pumping out attractively priced products at a decent margin for partners. Credit Lanci for the company's share gains in an intensely competitive market. Now the vendor has its eye on the emerging netbook market, and it may even shed its reputation as a value-priced player to an innovator. Sounds like the Italian-born Lanci is revving up Acer to become the Lamborghini of the laptop set. [read more]

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