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.
Nathan Lawson Senior Director - North America Purchasing Cooper Standard
Based in Novi, MI, Nathan is member of the North American senior leadership team responsible for direct material purchasing within the region. Prior to his current role at Cooper Standard, Nathan held progressively responsible positions at General Motors in Germany, Russia and the US over 14 years. During that time, he was responsible for finished vehicle logistics purchasing, global international logistics purchasing and numerous other roles within purchasing, supply chain and manufacturing. Nathan holds a master’s degree in manufacturing operations from Kettering University and a bachelor’s degree in purchasing and supply chain management from Central Michigan University.
Matthias Schulz Director North America Material Planning & Logistics Ford
Matthias joined Ford in 1987. He has worked in material planning and logistics since 1996, and has held various functions within IT. He became Director of Material Planning and Logistics in 2009 and his responsibilities include product definition, supply chain management, plant logistics, inbound logistics and material flow. He holds a Master of Science in Mathematics.
Harry Chase Senior Principle Manufacturing Strategic Intiatives - Material Flow GE Appliances
Brandon Mason Automotive Director and Mobility Leader PwC
Brandon, who is based in Detroit, first joined PwC in 2004. He is an active industry participant and spokesperson, continuously monitoring and analyzing global automotive developments and technology-driven trends such as connected cars, autonomous driving, ride/car sharing, digital and data management, infrastructure, and other related areas. He previously served as Chief of Staff and Chief Strategist for PwC’s US and Global automotive practice, where he had oversight of the sector’s day-to-day business and strategic priorities. He also has extensive experience as an analyst, having previously led PwC’s Autofacts team.
Srini Muthusrinivasan Senior Global Industry Strategies Director JDA Software
Srini has over 17 years of experience in sales, supply chain strategy and executive leadership. In his current role, he is responsible for seeding transformative thought-leadership and driving strategic innovation within large manufacturing companies. He is also a key contributor to enhancing and accelerating the availability of supply chain IP, working closely with academia, industry analysts, customers and technology teams to keep the supply chain IP ahead of the industry’s needs. Srini is a recognized C-level advisor around the topic of the digital supply chain transformation and co-authored the book Optimization of Supply Chain Management in Contemporary Organizations.