Manager Global Logistics, Material & Planning
Vijay started at GM in 2008 as an Intercontinental Logistics Engineer and is now responsible for all material inbound planning. He manages future program planning for all new vehicle models and develops strategic & tactical network design models. Vijay started his career with Hewlett-Packard and holds a Masters in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University.
Strategic Logistics, NAFTA
Grupo Antolin North America
Thomas has been with Grupo Antolin for almost 15 years and currently holds responsibilities as head of both NAFTA Logistics and Supply Chain Operations and of Grupo Antolin Production Systems (SP-Lean Manufacturing). Prior to his current positions, he held a variety of management roles within the Antolin Group, including Project Manager-Delta Cost Savings-NAFTA, and Costing and Industrialization NAFTA. He joined as Operations Manager for the first Michigan facility of Antolin’s North American expansion in 2001. Prior to that, Tom held manufacturing positions with Lear and United Technologies Automotive, as well as with Guardian Glass and Preferred Technical Group. He is a former Air Force captain and is a Duke University graduate.
Director of Global Logistics, Customs & Packaging
Key Safety Systems
Paul has more than 20 years of global logistics experience. In his current role he is responsible for $35 million of freight spend and $4.5 million in packaging spend related to the in- and outbound flows to/from 15 plants located in seven countries for this $1.5billion automotive Tier supplier
Previously he has worked with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services, TTI Logistics Consulting and Vector SCM. Paul holds a Masters in Business Administration from Oakland University and a Dual Bachelors in Business Administration and German Language Studies from Michigan State University.
Leader, Autofacts Americas
Brandon is the Americas leader of PwC’s Autofacts group based in Detroit, Michigan. He is responsible for maintaining the current and future outlook for North and South America, as well the development of research and analysis on a variety of topics and trends affecting the industry.
Brandon joined PwC in 2004. During his time at the firm, he has authored numerous thought leadership pieces on automotive megatrends, including vehicle electrification, the implications of oil price fluctuation and import/export trends for North America.
Brandon is a 2002 graduate of Michigan State University.
Automotive Marketing Leader
Kal leads the worldwide marketing strategy and deployment of solutions for the automotive industry. He previously led the development of new business research for industrial clients, specializing in automotive, at IBM’s Institute for Business Value. He is the co-author of the recently-released study Automotive 2025: Industry Without Borders that examines the expected main drivers of change over the coming decade.
President of ECG & Vice President
Costantino is based at Grimaldi Group’s headquarters in Naples. Established in 1947, the shipping company is a fully integrated multinational logistics group specialising in the maritime transport of cars, rolling cargo, containers and passengers with turnover of €3 billion. Costantino has served as President of ECG (the association of European vehicle logistics) since June 2009 and as Co-Chairman of the General Motors Europe Logistics Supplier Council since September 2007. Since May 2008 he has also been a Member of the General Motors Global Logistics Council and has served as a member of the Logistics Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris. He is Chairman of four European logistics companies, and CEO or Board Member of five others.
President and CEO
Bill has spent his entire 25+ year career in automotive logistics focused on business development and operations. His expertise covers all three areas of automotive logistics – inbound assembly, finished vehicles and service parts. Bill has enjoyed significant segments of his career at UPS Supply Chain Logistics, DHL Exel and Customized Transportation (CEVA). He has an undergraduate degree from LSSU and an MBA from UM.
Jack Cooper Holdings
Mike is CEO and majority owner of Jack Cooper Holdings, North America’s largest car haul company. He has an MBA from Harvard and began his automotive career with General Motors. Since 1991, Mike has served as CEO of several vehicle transport and logistics companies: Hook Up Transport; Automotive Carrier Services; JHT Holdings; Active Car Haul; and Jack Cooper Transport. Mike is on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Trucking Association, and he is Chairman of the Auto Carriers Conference. In 2013 Mike won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Midwest Region, and he won the Global Outstanding Achievement Award in London from Automotive Supply Chain Magazine.
Mike has over 17 years experience in automotive logistics & supply chain. He leads Venture’s solutions division, working with clients to put together solutions to complex supply chain problems.
Prior to his current role, Mike set up a supply chain services company when he noticed an opportunity for innovation and technology in the 3PL market. He has held positions at Lear Corporation as Supply Chain Manager and at Honda Logistics as a Division Leader.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University and describes himself as a service orientated leader focused on hard work and quality.
Automotive/Industrial Segment Leader
Scott leads GT Nexus’s automotive supply chain and logistics activities delivering new information models that restore balance and control among trading and logistics partners.
He began his career with Delphi as a mechanical engineer, designing and implementing testing systems for automotive and industrial catalytic converter applications. He joined i2 Technologies in 1999 and over several worked in a variety of roles helping Fortune 500 automotive and industrial companies to address their supply chain planning and execution needs.
Vice President, General Manager
CHEP Automotive & Industrial Solutions
Drew heads two business units within CHEP’s Containers Group: CHEP Automotive & Industrial Solutions; and CHEP Pallecon Solutions. Over the last 12 years with the company, he has focused on reducing cost, eliminating waste and mitigating risk across various supply chains in the automotive, industrial, food, beverage and chemical sectors. As the prior Chairman of the Reusable Packaging Association and a five year Board member, he continues to push the demand for reusable packaging through speaking engagements and publications. In March this year he was recognized with Food Logistics’ ‘Rock Star of the Supply Chain’ award. Prior to CHEP, Drew spent 10 years in Silicon Valley leading teams in the development of technology solutions for Fortune 500 tech companies.
Program Manager, Finished Vehicle Logistics Supply Chain
Bill is an international business executive with over thirty years of experience. He is the founder of KGI Global Logistics Consulting which provides services to the automotive and related industries. His role with AIAG is to assist in developing FVL initiatives and standards in cooperation with the OEMs and their logistics providers.
Senior Vice President Automotive Solutions
Scott has been in the transportation industry for over 32 years. His experience includes operations, fleet management and sales and he currently oversees Landstar’s automotive services. Scott has spent over 25 years servicing the automotive industry and has been heavily involved in providing multi-modal solutions throughout North America. He continues to be involved in US/Mexico commerce activities and is currently working on freight flows across the border with Mexico and with US customs. Scott Joined Landstar in 1994 and has held previous roles including Director of Automotive & National Sales and Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales Solutions. Scott won Landstar’s Outstanding Management Achievement Award in 2008.
Bill is the former owner of an auto transportation company in Canada and has made it his life’s mission to solve the problem of waste – empty miles – in auto transportation around the world. He is the inventor and developer of the Convertible Trailer system. Bill also has over 20 years of experience as a professional firefighter, EMT and rescue worker. Bill’s vision is to continuously improve methods of managing the world’s finite resources, finding new and better ways of using them wisely and at the same time making a commercial return.
Senior Director of Supply Chain Excellence
Tom is a logistics and engineering professional with 30 years experience in supply chain engineering, transportation analysis and inbound manufacturing support. As Senior Director of Supply Chain Excellence, he leads Ryder’s engineering, quality management and program management activities for automotive, aerospace and the industrial team of supply chain services. Tom was the lead inventor for Ryder’s patented Logistics Release, a proprietary process and technology to control material flow to line-side.
Tom holds a Bachelor’s of Industrial Engineering degree from Wayne State University and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University.
Vice President of Operations, Mexico
Volker joined Schnellecke Logistics in 1997 and has held a variety of positions in material planning, quality and logistics operations. In his current role as Vice President/COO of SEGLO Logistics, he is in charge of Schnellecke´s business in Mexico. Before this second assignment in the country, he was in charge of the West European region and German region. Volker has 20 years of experience in automotive logistics, 15 of them in Mexico.
Executive Vice President, Global Automotive Sector Lead
Antonio is currently in charge of automotive business development at Ceva, managing a team across the world, and is accountable for the growth of one of the company’s major sectors. He has more than 20 years supply chain management and automotive logistics experience. Antonio joined Ceva in 2008 and served as the Auto & Industry Director in Iberia for the first 20 months. In mid-2010 he became the Business Development Director for Iberia, and took on his current role in January 2012. Before joining Ceva, Antonio was the EMEA Automotive Director for DHL Supply Chain and prior to that was Automotive Director for Exel in Spain. He started his automotive career with Nissan. Antonio has a Masters in Industrial Engineering from UPC and is a post graduate in Business Administration from IESE.
Senior VP of Customer Success
John’s career in supply chain started over 15 years ago. His expertise spans numerous technologies including demand planning, inventory optimization, finite capacity scheduling, product lifecycle management and network design. John has worked with large and small consultancies to craft partnerships that best serve the end client to deliver best in-class solutions for strategic supply chain analysis. He received his MBA at Northwestern’s JL Kellogg graduate school of management and received his BBA in marketing at Stephen F. Austin State University.
General Director Intermodal
Union Pacific Distribution Services
Rob has been in his current role at UPDS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Pacific Railroad, since February, 2013. UPDS specializes in the design and execution of rail-based logistics programs. This includes door-to-door transportation products combining the economics of long-haul rail service with the flexibility of over-the-road movements. Rob has held a variety of roles since joining Union Pacific in 2002 across finance, operations, marketing and sales. He has undertaken key assignments in financial analysis, crew management, intermodal strategy and intermodal product development. Rob holds an MBA in Business Administration from the Tepper School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers.
Chief Security Officer
David is a thought leader in the field of security recently named by Fortune magazine as an “identity visionary”. He has 20+ years of experience in identity management and information technology, and has testified several times before the US Senate on privacy and security topics. He directs the identity management offering at Covisint, a cloud engagement platform that secures access for more than 21 million user identities across government and automotive, healthcare and energy industries.
Vice President of Planning, Analysis & Development
Pasha Automotive Services
Brian recently joined Pasha Automotive Services after retiring from Toyota Motor Sales USA, where he served for 31 years in a wide variety of executive assignments, including Information Systems, Finance, Distribution Operations and Finished Vehicle Logistics. He holds a BSc and an MBA from California State University, Long Beach, and has completed postgraduate studies at both the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, and at the Sloan School of Management, MIT.
Managing Director Mexico
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Since joining WWL in 2007, Roberto has held a range of positions including Project and Commercial Manager for WWL Mexico and Global Commercial Strategy Manager based in New Jersey and, most recently, in Oslo, Norway. He developed commercial strategies for WWL´s global corporate accounts, and led customer support projects and commercial team training programs. Roberto has previously worked as Sales Manager at the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad in Mexico. He is an accredited civil engineer from the National University of Mexico and holds an MSc in the Management of Logistics and Transportation from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
VP Automotive Asia Pacific
President & CEO
Assistant Vice President, Automotive Sales and Marketing
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