New GM Manufacturing leader Cathy Clegg to address CAR Management Briefing
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 8, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newly appointed
North America Manufacturing Vice President for General Motors, Cathy Clegg,
will address attendees at the 49th annual Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
Management Briefing Seminars (MBS). The premier North American automotive
conference will take place Aug. 4–7 in Traverse City, MI.
Clegg will join David Dauch, Chairman, President & CEO, American Axle
Corporation; Joe Minto, Senior Vice President, Honda North America; Nigel
Francis, Senior Vice President, Automotive Industry Office, Michigan Economic
Development Corporation and others on Monday, August 4, 2014 as part of the
event's kickoff. The session is moderated by Dr. Jay Baron, CAR's president &
This keynote session, Mapping the Pathway to World Class Manufacturing, will
focus on the "might" of manufacturing and its importance, and will highlight
new product and process technologies, as well as demonstrate the breadth,
depth and performance of state-of-the-art technology integration.
Presentations and discussions will focus on manufacturing excellence, and
present advanced vehicle technologies that support fuel economy, safety, and
performance. The session is sponsored by Plex Systems.
The Mapping the Pathway to World Class Manufacturingpanel includes:
Cathy Clegg, North America Manufacturing Vice President, General Motors
David Dauch, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Axle &
Nigel Francis, Senior Vice President, Automotive Industry Office, Michigan
Economic Development Corporation
Martin Kinsella, Director of Advanced Materials and Process Technology, Comau
Hubertus Lemke, Head of Technical Project Management, Volkswagen AG
Jon Minto, Senior Vice President, Honda North America
Jason Prater, Vice President of Development, Plex Systems and
Todd Summe, Director of Global Automotive Technology, Novelis Inc.
More than 900 automotive industry stakeholders are expected to attend the CAR
Management Briefing Seminars, an annual industry event which takes place each
year at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, near Traverse City, Michigan.The
conference covers the breadth of the industry with numerous topical seminars
focused on global manufacturing strategies, lightweighting, connected and
autonomous vehicles, powertrain developments, sales forecasting, purchasing,
talent, designing for technology, and global supply chain.
For detailed information, visit the event's website at www.cargroup.org/mbs.
Follow #MBS2014 on Twitter for the latest conference updates.
The Center for Automotive Research is a non-profit organization based in Ann
Arbor, Michigan. Its mission is to conduct research on significant issues
related to the future direction of the global automotive industry, organize
and conduct forums of value to the automotive community and foster industry
relationships. For more information, visit the CAR website: www.cargroup.org.
SOURCE Center for Automotive Research
Contact: Lisa Hart, Center for Automotive Research, 734.929.0465,
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