CAR Management Briefing Seminars

The North American Market: Sales and Production Footprint

Tuesday, August 1, 8 a.m. – Noon


U.S. light vehicle sales grew for a record seven consecutive years between 2009-2016. The growth rate for both sales and production, however, has recently been slowing.  During this period, the North American production footprint has undergone change in response to numerous influences. Since the start of the current economic recovery, eight of the ten new assembly plants announced in North America have been located in Mexico. Meanwhile, the new administration in Washington, D.C. aims to bring more investment to the United States. The Sales and Production Footprint session will include representation from leading light vehicle sales and production forecasting organizations, the supplier sector, and Wall Street to assess the uncertainties driving vehicle sales and production location decisions.

  • Hear the panel describe the impact of exogenous factors on North American sales and production trends.
  • Find out when the next market decline may come, and how deep the trough may be.
  • Discover how these changes could impact the footprint of both automaker and supplier production in North America.

Bernard Swiecki
Director, Automotive Communities Partnership (ACP) and Senior Automotive Analyst, Center for Automotive Research

Kristin Dziczek
Director, Industry, Labor, & Economics Group, Center for Automotive Research


Denise Carlson
Vice President, NAPIC Planning, NAPIC Material Engineering Groups, DENSO International America, Inc.

Eric Fedewa
Sr. Manager, Vehicle Group, Global Market Intelligence, Eaton Vehicle Group
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Mike Jackson
Executive Director, Strategy and Research, The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
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Colin Langan
Director, General Industrials, UBS
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Michael Robinet
Managing Director, Advisory Services, IHS Markit
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Jeff Schuster
Senior Vice President of Global Forecasting, LMC Automotive
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