Archive: CAR Management Briefing Seminars 2012 • August 6–9, 2012
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Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Nissan Americas
Carla Bailo is senior vice president, Research & Development-Nissan Americas. She is responsible for all of Nissan’s vehicle engineering and development operations in Michigan, Arizona, Mexico and Brazil. She is also a member of Nissan’s Management Committee - Americas, the company’s highest-ranking decision-making body in the Americas region.
President & CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Mitch Bainwol is president and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the trade association representing automakers in the United States.
Vice President, Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor Company
Joseph Bakaj is Ford Motor Company’s vice president, Powertrain Engineering. This appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2011. In this role, he oversees all engine and transmission engineering worldwide.
President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research
In addition to executive responsibilities, Dr. Baron leads the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology group at CAR. Dr. Baron’s research has involved automotive tooling, vehicle assembly, process validation, and competitive evaluation of technologies involving advanced light-weight material processing and business case assessment.
Senior Director of Purchasing, Power Technologies Group, Dana Holding Corporation
Gary Baugh is currently the Senior Director of Purchasing for the Power Technologies Group, Dana Holding Corporation. He also serves as a member of Dana’s Senior Purchasing Council.
Professor, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University
Dale Belman is a professor in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. His research focuses on labor market regulation, collective bargaining, trucking and construction.
Vice President, Wireless Technologies, North America Research Lab, DENSO International America, Inc.
Roger Berg is vice president of Wireless Technologies at DENSO’s North American Research Laboratories, overseeing vehicle communication technology. He is responsible for DENSO’s research and development of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology, for the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Connected Vehicle program.
President, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Erik Berkman is president of Honda R&D Americas, Inc., and Operating Officer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd., overseeing the company’s North American research and development operations for automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment. He also serves as a director on the boards at Honda R&D Americas, Inc., American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda North America Inc. and Honda Research Institute USA, Inc.
Vice President of Global Quality and U.S. Customer Experience, General Motors Company
Alicia Boler Davis was named U.S. vice president of customer experience on February 7, 2012. On June 1, she assumed responsibility for GM’s global quality activities. She is responsible for making GM’s customer experience the best in the automotive industry.
Head of Interior Design, Chrysler Group LLC
Klaus Busse was appointed Head of Interior Design in June 2009. In this position, he is responsible for the interior design of Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram Truck brand vehicles and elevating the company's interior design to world-class levels. He reports to Ralph Gilles, senior vice president, Product Design.