Heather Gilhuly Senior Manager of Port Operations and Metrics Volkswagen Group of America
Heather has been an automotive professional for 25 years. Her current responsibilities include the new vehicle transportation network as well as oversight of five ports and one factory yard operation in the US. Prior to her current role, she held various business development, sales operations and distribution management roles within the VW and Audi networks.
Bryan Burkhardt Executive Director Automotive Logistics Executive Committee (ALEC)
Bryan has over 35 years’ experience in automotive supply chain and logistics management. He was recently selected to lead the Automotive Logistics Executive Committee (ALEC) as their executive director. Previously, Bryan worked at General Motors for 35 years and held a variety of leadership positions in supply chain, logistics and order fulfillment. He joined the GM Global Logistics team in 2012 and he concluded his career with General Motors as the director, global logistics operations. During his time at General Motors, he also served as the chairman for ALEC from 2014 through 2018.
Marc Brazeau Head of Logistics FCA US
Marc took on his current position in July 2017 and is responsible for logistics and transport activities to support the entire FCA US manufacturing footprint, including shipment of finished vehicles, inbound transport of manufacturing parts and materials, and the operation of FCA Transport, the FCA US-owned truck fleet. He has previously worked in various supply chain roles at FCA US and elsewhere, including periods as Director of ADMi Supply Chain Consulting and Manager of Global Supply Chain Strategy & Systems at DaimlerChrysler. Born in Montreal, Canada, Marc holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta and is a former Chairman of the AIAG’s Finished Vehicle Supply Chain Visibility committee.
Chuck Kendig Assistant Vice President - Logistics, Sales & Production Planning American Honda Motor
Chuck has spent 25 years with American Honda and held positions in parts, service, sales, market representation, e-business, marketing communications and field operations. Most recently Chuck led the fixed operations for Acura in North America. Prior to joining Honda Chuck served as Navigator and Operations Officer in the US Coast Guard. Educated at the University of California and Portland State University, Chuck holds a degree in marketing from PSU’s School of Business Administration.
Anu Goel Executive Vice-President, Group After Sales & Services Volkswagen Group of America
Anu and the parts logistics team are responsible for the total supply chain management of service parts for Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA), including product definition, cataloging, procurement, materials management, quality, dealer support, warehousing and transportation. Along with the vehicle logistics team, he is also responsible for activities (including port operations) supporting the distribution of finished vehicles in the US. Prior to working with Volkswagen, Anu spent over three years with Case New Holland (Fiat Group), most recently as as Vice-President, North and South American Parts Operations; and 23 years with Ford, where he served most recently as Director, Global Parts Supply and Logistics.
Robert Farrell Executive Director American Trucking Associations
Robert is the Executive Director of the Automobile Carriers Conference of American Trucking Associations. He has served in this capacity since the creation of the ACC in June, 2005. Prior to joining the ACC Robert was the President of the National Automobile Transporters Association.
During his tenure, Robert has spearheaded numerous successful efforts to create new federal and state level regulations that benefit the industry through increased productivity and streamlining business practices in interactions with the auto manufacturing community.
Robert attended Providence College, and completed his post-grad studies at the State University of New York.
Jason Kuehn Vice President Oliver Wyman
Based in Princeton, New Jersey, Jason has more than 20 years of experience working with the transport sector. His particular areas of expertise are transportation network scheduling and performance improvement, and business strategy. Among other things, Jason has worked on such areas as the impact on the rail sector of autonomous trucks, fuel efficiency, and alternative fuels, and led numerous projects in North America, Europe, and South Africa to review the operations of major freight railroads using simulation software. At one time or another, he has worked for all the major railroads in North America. Jason holds a BS in Economics from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College.
Randall Iwasaki Executive Director Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Randall is an experienced executive with a long record in the transportation industry. He is particularly knowledgeable in the fields of environmental awareness, highway design, contract management, traffic simulation, innovation and transportation planning.