Director, Automotive Communities Partnership(ACP) and Assistant Director-Research
Center for Automotive Research
Bernard Swiecki serves as Director of the Automotive Communities Partnership (ACP) at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), as well as a Senior Automotive Analyst in CAR’s Industry, Labor, and Economics (ILE) group. He joined CAR in 1994.
Bernard has written and managed research in a diverse array of automotive fields pertaining to automaker/supplier relationships, electric and alternative powertrain vehicles. He manages CAR’s analysis of vehicle sales, production, and segmentation data. He has also led trade missions to China, Italy, India, and Russia.
Bernard has authored numerous articles for print publications, as well as a monthly column on the automotive industry. He regularly presents at conferences and industry events in North America, Asia, and Europe, and is a frequent commentator in the local, national, and international media.
Bernard is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA). He has served on the U.S. Department of Commerce Eastern Michigan District Export Council. He received his BA from the University of Michigan in 1998, and his MS from Eastern Michigan University in 2003.
- Trade Briefing: U.S. Consumer & Economic Impacts of U.S. Automotive Trade Policies
- Trade Briefing: Consumer Impact of Potential U.S. Section 232 Tariffs & Quotas on Imported Automobiles & Automotive Parts
- NAFTA Briefing: Review of current NAFTA proposals and potential impacts on the North American automotive industry
- New Materials/New Skills for Automotive Skilled Trades
- Automotive Suppliers and the Revenue Acquisition Process: What’s Working, and What’s Not?
- E-readiness of the Automotive Supply Chain: Just How Wired is the Supplier Sector?
- Michigan Automotive Partnership Research Memorandum No. 1 – The Future of Modular Automotive Systems: Where are the Economic Efficiencies in the Modular-Assembly Concept?
- Computer Assisted Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: What Are the Complex Problems and How Are Decisions Made?
- Economic Contribution of the Automotive Industry to the U.S. Economy – An Update
- Changing Business Dynamics in the Automotive Supplier Sector: The Strategic Use of Mergers & Acquisitions, Outsourcing, Supply Chain Consolidation, and IT by Automotive Suppliers
- The Contribution of the International Auto Sector to the U.S. Economy: An Update
- Beyond the Big Leave: The Future of U.S. Automotive Human Resources
- The Strategic Value of Information in the RFQ Response Process
- Vehicle Technology Trends in Electronics for the North American Market; Opportunities for the Taiwanese Automotive Industry
- Contribution of Honda to the Economies of Seven States and the United States
- Collaboration in the Automotive Supply Chain – Realizing the Full Potential of a Powerful Tool
- The Specialty Equipment Automotive Company of the Future: Guideposts for Strategic Planning
- The Bio-Based Materials Automotive Value Chain
- Economic Contribution of the Ford Motor Company Michigan Assembly Plant to the Michigan Economy
- Accelerating the Growth of the U.S. Automotive Manufacturing Industry at Home, Rather than Abroad
- Just How High-Tech is the Automotive Industry?
- Contribution of Toyota Motor North America to the Economies of Nineteen States and the United States in 2015
- NAFTA Briefing: Trade benefits to the automotive industry and potential consequences of withdrawal from the agreement
- The Growing Role of Mexico in the North American Automotive Industry – Trends, Drivers and Forecasts