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Company Overview of The Automotive Industry Action Group

Company Overview

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is a non-profit trade association that develops solutions for the automotive industry. The association's areas of interest include automatic identification and bar coding, materials management, electronic commerce, returnable containers and packaging systems, customs and regulatory issues, and quality. AIAG was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.

26200 Lahser Road

Suite 200

Southfield, MI 48034-7100

United States

Founded in 1982





Key Executives for The Automotive Industry Action Group

Director of Finance
General Director of Asia-Pacific Affairs and Chief Representative of China
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

The Automotive Industry Action Group Key Developments

The Automotive Industry Action Group Announces Board Appointments

The Automotive Industry Action Group announced the appointment of Michael G. Sinnaeve to chair and Kevin Piotrowski to vice chair of the AIAG board of directors. Michael G. Sinnaeve is global vice president operational improvement and quality for Magna International, a position he has held since September 2013. With over 40 years of automotive business experience, Sinnaeve is responsible for Magna’s world class manufacturing implementation, capital approvals, real estate and construction approvals, sustainability, and energy and oversees all global quality systems and processes. He joined the AIAG board of directors in September 2009. Kevin Piotrowski is vice president of solution consulting for Infor’s North American, Latin American, and Asia-Pacific regions. In this role, Piotrowski focuses on maximizing growth in Infor's key manufacturing verticals, including automotive, advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, equipment/rental, distribution, food and beverage, and fashion. He is responsible for demonstrating industry-specific Infor CloudSuite solutions and synchronizing efforts with sales, implementation consultants, and product management teams. He joined the AIAG board of directors in November 2008. Joining Sinnaeve and Piotrowski in service to the AIAG board of directors are: John Batchik, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies; Blake Blumenshine, Caterpillar Inc.; Elly Bradford, Honda North America Inc.; Mina Cox, Specialty Products Company; Court Harvath, Ryder System Inc.; Terry Helgesen, DENSO International America Inc.; Jim Holloway, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc.; Sigmund Huber, FCA US LLC; David Kazyak, Lear Corporation; Robert Kinchen, Nissan North America; David Kneisler, Dana Holding Corporation; Thomas Koenig, TRW Inc.; David Leich, General Motors Company; Vince Mastrangelo, Continental North America; Karen B. Newman, IBM Corporation; Debra Poppas, PACCAR; Cesar Pucci, Eaton Corporation; Jeff Richards, Delphi Automotive PLC; Jim VanSlambrouck, Ford Motor Company; Matthias Vogel, Kongsberg Automotive; Jeffrey Wagner, Federal-Mogul Corporation; and Doug Young, Robert Bosch LLC.

The Automotive Industry Action Group Names Cesar D. Pucci to the Board of Directors

The Automotive Industry Action Group announced the appointment of Cesar D. Pucci, director, corporate quality, Eaton Corporation, to its board of directors. More than 20 executives from the automotive and transportation OEM and supplier community currently serve on the AIAG board, representing a cross-section of its member companies. Pucci, who has been a quality professional his entire career including many years' work for Eaton in Brazil and companies like Compaq Computer Brazil, IBM Brazil, Allied Automotive Bendix of Brazil Division, and others has particular knowledge in developing, implementing, and improving Quality Management Systems.

The Automotive Industry Action Group Announces Board Appointments

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) announced the appointment of Mr. Courtney W. Harvath, senior director, supply chain, Ryder System Inc., and Mr. Jeffrey S. Wagner, corporate quality director, powertrain, and global quality director, Sealing & Gaskets Business Unit, Federal-Mogul Corporation, to its board of directors. Harvath's experience, which spans 14 years, includes strategic network optimization, operational implementation, transformational leadership, and LEAN process integration. Wagner's experience includes seven years headquartered in China where he led the growth of several product line technologies for Federal-Mogul, expanding his company's presence there from a virtual start-up to double-digit year-on-year growth.

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