Archive: CAR Management Briefing Seminars 2012 • August 6–9, 2012
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Chief Engineer, Dow Automotive Systems
Mansour Mirdamadi is a ehief engineer at Dow Automotive Systems. With global responsibility for engineering and application development for Dow Automotive Systems products, Mr. Mirdamadi brings expertise in design, engineering analysis, and methodology development to customers for body structures and lightweight solutions.
Managing Director & Global Operations Advisory Group Lead, BBK
Guy Morgan is managing director and global operations advisory group lead with BBK of Southfield, Michigan. He has more than 30 years of experience in plant management and operational improvement processes. His specialties include program launch, lean manufacturing, and interim management in various realms of manufacturing.
Director, Global Body Exterior and SBU Engineering, Ford Motor Company
Jim Morgan is director, Global Body Exterior, Safety, and SBU Engineering, Ford Motor Company.
Consul General of Canada
As the Consul General of Canada based in Detroit, Roy Norton represents Canada in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. The Canadian Consulate General, which he heads, promotes Canadian interests - trade, investment, the environment, culture and academic relations being among the principal ones. The office also provides consular, passport, visa and immigration services.
General Manager, Automotive Business Unit, NVIDIA
Taner Ozcelik is general manager of NVIDIA’s Automotive Business Unit, focusing on solutions that enable faster and better design of automobiles, as well as in-vehicle solutions for infotainment, navigation, digital instrument clusters and advanced driver assistance systems.
Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Gestamp North America, Inc.
Craig Parsons is vice president of Sales and Business Development for Gestamp North America. He is responsible for coordinating the North American Sales and R & D efforts with the global Gestamp teams.
Director of Forecasting, The Americas, Polk
Anthony Pratt is Polk’s director of Forecasting for the Americas. A seasoned automotive industry expert, he is responsible for leadership, management and positioning of Polk’s expanding forecasting business in the Americas region and globally. As a member of Polk’s Global Sales Leadership Team, Mr. Pratt provides strategic oversight and is responsible for showcasing, selling and delivering demand-driven forecasting products, services and business intelligence to the U.S. marketplace.
Managing Director, IHS Automotive Consulting
Michael Robinet was promoted to managing director in the IHS Automotive Consulting practice in November 2011. From March 2010 until late 2011, he served as the director of Global Vehicle Production Forecasts for IHS Automotive. Before the purchase of CSM Worldwide by IHS in 2010, he was vice president, Global Vehicle Forecasts since 1996. In his new role as a managing eirector in the global consulting practice, he will build upon his experience as a leader and innovator in global production forecasting, tracking future product programs (FPPs), analyzing sourcing and production strategies to serve OEM, supplier and government entities throughout the global industry.
President and Chief Executive Officer, FEV, Inc.
Gary Rogers is president and chief executive officer, FEV, Inc., and executive vice president (Geschäftsführer), FEV Motorentechnik, GmbH. His previous positions have included: director, Power Plant Engineering Services Division and senior analytical engineer, Failure Analysis Associates, Inc.; Design Development Engineer, Garrett Turbine Engine Company; and Exploration Geophysicist, Shell Oil Company.
General Manager of the Engineering and Environmental Office, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Oliver Schmidt is the general manager of the Engineering and Environmental Office (EEO) of the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Oliver is responsible for ensuring that the vehicles built for sale within the U.S and Canadian markets fully comply with the past, present and future air quality and fuel economy government standards in both countries. Oliver serves as the direct factory and government agency contact for all emissions-related regulations.