Michigan Automotive Summit Video On Demand

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View full clips from the 2013 Michigan Automotive Summit, including a keynote from Governor Rick Snyder and panels featuring top automotive executives.

 

Governor Calls for Michigan’s Continued Drive Toward Automotive Excellence

The automotive industry’s drive for excellence and Michigan’s continued progress as the Comeback State go hand in hand. That was a key message Governor Rick Snyder delivered as he opened MICHauto’s inaugural Michigan Automotive Summit at, calling on the state to “double down” on its signature industry.

 

Jay Baron: Profitable, High-Tech Industry Poised to Create 100,000 Jobs in 12 Years

As a national leader in engineering and tooling, Michigan’s unrivaled automotive resources bode well for the state in an industry that is expanding in production and in profits, according to Jay Baron, the president and CEO for the Center of Automotive Research. You can also view his full presentation here.

 

R&D is the Future of the Auto Industry, Key to Maintaining Michigan’s Advantage

Panelists including Thomas Apostolos, president of Ricardo, Inc.; Simon Nagata, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing N.A., Inc.; Jeffrey Owens, chief technology officer and executive vice president of Delphi; John Rakolta Jr., chairman and CEO of Walbridge; joined moderator John McElroy of Autoline, and implored Michigan automotive units to avoid complacency and aggressively capture R&D jobs.

 

Industry-Academic Partnership Panel Defines Success of Collaboration

Panelists included: Michael Drake, director of corporate relations, College of Engineering, University of Michigan; James Jacobs, president, Macomb Community College; Ed Krause, global manager, external alliances, research and advanced engineering; Ford Motor Co.; and Ed Kornas, senior manufacturing project engineer, General Motors. The panel was moderated by Jeff Mason, the executive director of the University Research Corridor.

 

MIS President Roger Curtis Serves as Keynote Speaker at Michigan Automotive Summit

Michigan International Speedway has proven to be a valuable testing facility to the auto industry. Track president Roger Curtis continues to open the facility for a multitude of destination events and increase its economic footprint for the state year-round. Click here to view his presentation.

 

Automotive Industry Provides Emerging Leaders with Gateway to Success

Panelists included: Brandy Goolsby, global commercial vehicle business and product strategy analyst, Ford Motor Company; Brian Hunt, embedded software engineer, American Axle & Manufacturing; Soha Kadry, engineering supervisor, Yazaki North America; and Sarah Verner, restraints design engineer, Nissan Technical Center North America. The session, moderated by Rob Luce, MICHauto program manager, highlighted several factors that demonstrate that the next generation of the professionals has a specific career progression plan – factors that the automotive industry must address in its recruiting efforts.

 

Panel Highlights State’s Competitiveness and Positive Environment for Automotive Business

Panelists included: Daniel Domenicucci, senior manager, Ernst & Young LLP; Frank Ervin, director, government affairs, Magna International Inc.; Steve Hilfinger, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Michigan Economic Development Corporation; and Brian O’Connell, regional director, state government relations, General Motors. The Detroit News Associate Business Editor Daniel Howes moderated the discussion.

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