CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Future Factories

Tuesday, August 6  |  10:00 AM – NOON


Technology is rapidly evolving on many fronts – and factories are advancing in high-tech ways. This session will examine the role of innovative manufacturing and materials technologies including the internet-of-things, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, and smart sensors, being used to improve vehicle production capability to meet changing customer requirements at affordable cost. This session will also focus on the “high-tech” nature of the manufacturing industry, making manufacturing exciting for young adults entering the field.

David M. Johnson
Vice President, Manufacturing Engineering  |  Nissan North America, Inc.

Mike “Mouse” McCoy
CEO & Co-founder, Creative Director  |  Hackrod

Michael Mikula
Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing  |  Ford Motor Company

Alexander M. Swoboda

John Waraniak
Vice President Vehicle Technology  |  Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)



Abe Vadhavkar
Director, Materials and Manufacturing Technology
Center for Automotive Research