Principal Analyst (Autos)
Miguel is Governor of the State of Guanajuato.
VP – Material Flow Engg., Logistics Network and Exports Operations
Ford Asia Pacific/ Africa
Ben is director of logistics at Nissan North America.
Sales Director – RPS West
Thornton is national manager logistics planning at Toyota.
General Manager Spares Sourcing
Mahindra and Mahindra
Mr. Storves is Manager of Supply Chain Management and Plant Materials Management, for Ford’s North America Automotive Operations. Management responsibilities include Supply Chain Management for Ford’s Assembly and Powertrain plants, Supplier Manufacturing Readiness, Container Management, Carrier Operations, Industrial Materials, Import and Export Operations and Plant Materials Management for Ford’s North America manufacturing facilities
C,L&D Director India
Daniel is chief engineer, global material flow and packaging engineering at Ford.
General Manager, Business Development & Marketing
Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd
Glenn had a significant career of 30+ years with General Motors. Between 1998-2000 General Motors selected Glenn for a sponsorship to study the Toyota Production System (at NUMMI) in Freemont, California. Later Glenn was recruited from GM by David Bing, CEO of the Bing Steel Group, former Detroit Piston and current Detroit Mayor. Presently Glenn is employed at Faurecia as the Director of Purchasing. His current assignment at Faurecia is to optimize the procurement and launch of Faurecia North American New Vehicle Seating Programs for major OEMs; Transportation Contracts (which includes all modes i.e.; Road; Rail; Ocean and Air); and Capital Equipment Sourcing Requirements. Glenn has 2 years military experience, and holds a BS and MS degree in International Business from Central Michigan University.
Director of Business Development
Nigel came to state government with 29 years executive experience in the global automotive sector encompassing technical and technology management in North America, Europe and Asia. He is charged with developing, implementing and executing a comprehensive strategic plan and road map to promote, retain and grow Michigan’s automotive industry. He acts as the state’s central connection point for automotive industry stakeholders and engages with them to drive action that supports the industry and Michigan’s overall economic growth strategy. Nigel holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Brunel University in London, England.
DGM- Supply Chain Management
Kevin leads the North American assembly forecast and regional outlook with expertise in automotive industry trend analysis, vehicle portfolio risk assessment, production forecasting, and strategic consulting for a variety of global clients. Kevin is the lead economist for Autofacts and oversees all economic research for the group. Kevin also contributes regularly to PwCs’ automotive publications including the Autofacts Analyst Briefings and monthly Analyst Notes. Kevin joined PwC in 2008. Prior to joining PwC, Kevin worked in the financial industry as an analyst for a loan origination company. Kevin is a 2005 graduate of Hillsdale College and holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics. Kevin is also a 2007 graduate of Walsh College and holds a M.S. in Economics.
Daimler India Commercial
David is assistant vice president at BNSF.
Automotive Sector Head
DHL Supply Chain India
Joshua is responsible for the international movement of parts from suppliers inbound to manufacturing and service distribution centers. This includes managing four control towers, U.S. Mexico border operations, trade systems management, customs compliance and free trade programs. Lately Joshua has been focusing on modernizing Caterpillar’s international transportation network with focus on in-transit part level visibility as well as replacing paper processes with electronic work flow in an effort to build scale and efficiency. Joshua is a licensed Customs broker, and holds a B.S. in Management, and a M.B.A in Strategic Management.
Deputy General Manager, Demand Chain Management
Mahindra & Mahindra
Brian has been with Toyota for 28 years, working in information technology, financial services, vehicle distribution operations, and finished vehicle logistics. In Toyota Logistics Services, Brian previously served as National Manager of Business Systems, Marine and Export Logistics. Brian is currently for strategic planning, logistics network optimization, and business controls. Brian holds a BS in Management (1984), an MBA (1991) from California State University, Long and a Certificate in Supply Chain Strategy & Management (2006) from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
General Manager, Marketing Support and Administration
Honda Siel Cars India Limited
Alex is the Chief Commercial Officer of Jack Cooper Holdings, Corp. Alex is responsible for managing top line growth initiatives as well as running our M&A process and has been in the international Finished Vehicle Logistics industry for over 18 years. Prior to joining Jack Cooper, Alex was the Managing Director for Wallenius Wilhlemsen Logistics Mexico and prior to that he held the Managing Director role at Amports Mexico. In May 2014, Alex received the “Global Vehicle Logistics Leader of the Year” award from the Global SCM Auto leaders On Demand Forum. Alex has an MBA from Loyola University, Maryland and a bachelors in administration from Anahuac University in Mexico and lives in Atlanta, GA.
General Manager Logistics
Maruti Suzuki India
Erik’s career with WWL started in 2005. He has held a range of positions, including COO & Head of Terminal & Inland Services Division, Acting Group CFO and VP Corporate Strategy & Finance. Most recently, Mr Nyheim served as Deputy CCO & Head of Commercial Development. He became Chief Commercial Officer in July of last year and is responsible for the company’s global commercial and sales activities. Erik joined the company from The Boston Consulting Group, where he worked for five years as a Project Leader. Prior to that he spent six years as an Officer in the Norwegian Navy which included time on ULA Class Submarines. Erik is a graduate of the Norwegian School of Economics and of the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy.
Nomura Research Institute Indi (NRI)
William is President of Surgere Inc
Maruti Suzuki India
Scott educated in the UK, served as the Commercial Director of the Royale International Group, an independent logistical and courier company providing companies with one stop, international courier services. As a member of the senior management team with successful 10-year tenure, he developed and implemented strategic business plans leading to the expansion of the company in various emerging markets and resulted in both revenue and to the company’s growth.
VP ( Commercial & business planning)- International Operations, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sector
Mahindra and Mahindra
Gang has a PhD and was a senior consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Executive Assistant to the VP at Volkswagen Group China. In 2006, he was assigned by Volkswagen and FAW-VW to help FAW Logistics (Lujie) improve its management processes.. He joined Beijing Changjiu in 2008 as General Manager becoming Vice President in 2011.
Bill is the former owner of an auto transportation company from Canada and has made it his life mission to solve the problem of colossal waste – empty miles – in auto transportation around the world. He is the inventor and developer of the unique Convertible Trailer system. Bill also has over twenty years of experience as a professional firefighter, EMT and rescue worker. Bill’s on-going passion and 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.
Chief Operating Officer
APL Logistics VASCOR Automotive
With a 20 year track record of helping OEM’S, Tier One’s, Tier Two’s and downstream suppliers, Mark is a recognised face in the automotive logistics industry. He has helped customers and suppliers identify, develop and initiate sequencing centres, complex supply chains, supplied cost effective and efficient freight and transportation solutions. Geodis Wilson, part of the Geodis Group and one of the largest supply chain and logistics companies in the world, is widely recognised as a high quality service provider delivering innovative logistics solutions.
Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India
Tom Kroswek is Senior Director of Supply Chain Excellence for Ryder System, Inc. In this role Tom leads the engineering, quality management and program management activities for the Automotive Team of Supply Chain Services. Tom joined Ryder in 1992 as a Logistics Analyst and has assumed positions of greater responsibility within the Automotive Supply Chain Services team.
Robert is executive director of the Automobile Carriers Conference- American Trucking Associations.
Scott has spent 25 years working in the automotive industry. His past roles include Director of Automotive and National Sales and Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales Solutions at Landstar and he currently oversees the sale and marketing of Landstar’s complete line of services. Scott won Landstar’s Outstanding Management Achievement Award in 2008.
Linda, MBA, began her current role in April 2011. Previously she was Vice President of the company’s National Customer Service Centre. With Union Pacific since 1988, Linda has worked across premium operations, training & quality, and marketing & sales. She also served as President of Union Pacific Distribution Services and Assistant Vice President of Energy.
Bob Petersen leads ORBIS’ marketing and product development efforts for the automotive and industrial sectors, including the planning, development and implementation of strategic marketing plans. He drives initiatives that help OEMs and suppliers reduce waste, streamline their supply chain and optimize transportation. During his time with ORBIS, he has led efforts to develop innovative new packaging products for the global automotive industry, expand into international markets and drive operational efficiency for customers.