Archive: CAR Management Briefing Seminars 2012 • August 6–9, 2012

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Automotive Strategy: Leveraging Leadership, Maximizing Momentum

Wednesday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

To indicate the last few years in the North American automotive industry were challenging is a vast understatement.  The landscape of the industry is undergoing change on an unprecedented scale; only the strong and creative have survived, and more change is on the horizon.  It’s not a business for lightweights.  

What strategies will drive automotive manufacturers and suppliers to further success, as they face even more challenges?
Leadership in management, innovation, technology, and manufacturing will play a role in defining success in the next several years.  Acquisitions and joint ventures will also be factors.  No two companies are exactly alike in their approach to succeed.  And, as the industry recovers, the competition will only become more intense.

Join the leaders in the Automotive Strategy session for their views on what the future challenges will mean to their companies—and what it takes to be at the forefront of this complex, ever-changing industry. 


Jay Baron, Ph.D., President & CEO

Center for Automotive Research

Sean McAlinden, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Research and Chief Economist

Center for Automotive Research


Governor Rick Snyder

State of Michigan

Roy Norton, Consul General of Canada

Jim Lentz, President & CEO

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Erik Berkman, President

Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Jan Kowal, Chairman

Brose North America

Presentation Files: kowal_jan.pdf

Mitch Bainwol, President & CEO

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Presentation Files: bainwol_mitch.pdf