Executive Vice President of Research
Center for Automotive Research
David J. Andrea is Executive Vice President of Research. He is a member of CAR’s executive management team and has overall responsibility for CAR’s research agenda including day to day management of CAR’s research operations. One of CAR’s founders, he was instrumental in CAR’s formation as a nonprofit organization in 2003. He served as CFO and director of forecasting, and was also involved in CAR’s predecessor organization, the Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation (OSAT) at the University of Michigan.
Formerly Dave was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) where he was responsible for directing industry benchmarking surveys, expanding OEM and media relations, and administrating several OESA councils. Dave has also served in a number of positions in his 30 years in the automotive industry including positions as director of forecasting at AutoPacific; automotive equity analyst at Roney & Company; and chief economist at CSM Worldwide.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He serves on the finance committee of SAE International and is Treasurer to the finance committee of the SAE Detroit Section. Dave is a member of the Detroit Economic Club, and the Automotive Press Association, and was past president of the Detroit Association for Business Economics. He is also a Michigan Manufacturing Technology Board member.