Auto Industry’s Big Guns Gather

November 5, 2007 at 7:13 am Leave a comment

In the auto industry, just like in any industry, there are heavyweights who affect where the industry is going. And next year, the big guns of the auto industry will convene at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. They will be participating at the 2008 Automotive News World Congress.

Here are some of the industry’s largest figures who will be there:

• Walter P. Czarnecki, Executive Vice President, Penske Corporation
• Dr. Pawan Goenka, President (Automotive Sector) & Member of the Group Management Board, Mahindra & Mahindra
• Dean Harlow, President, Ricardo, Inc.
• Roland Hwang, Vehicles Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
• William Kozyra, President and CEO, Continental Automotive Systems North America, Continental AG
• Derrick M. Kuzak, Group Vice President, Global Product Development, The Americas, Ford Motor Company
• Chris Lacey, Executive Director, Central & Eastern Europe, General Motors
• Dr. Byron McCormick, Executive Director – Fuel Cell Activities, GM Powertrain
• Mark McNabb, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America Inc.
• Deborah Wahl Meyer, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Chrysler LLC
• Margo Oge, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, United States Environmental Protection Agency
• Randy Ortiz, General Manager, Ford and Lincoln Mercury Sales, Ford Motor Company
• Bill Reinert, National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Manager, Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.
• Sanjay Rishi, Global Automotive Industry Leader, IBM Global Business Services
• Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Chairman and CEO, W.L. Ross & Co. LLC
• Sheldon Sandler, President and CEO, Bel Air Partners, LLC
• Dave Schembri, President, smart USA
• Mark Templin, Group Vice President and General Manager, Lexus Division, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.
• Liz Vanzura, Global Marketing Director, Cadillac, General Motors Corporation
• Dale Willey, Chairman, National Automobile Dealers Association
• Mary Ann Wright, Chief Executive Officer Vice President and General Manager Hybrid Systems Group, Johnson Controls – Saft Advanced Power Solutions LLC Johnson Controls, Inc.

Expect this event to help the industry become even more responsible towards the protection of the environment. Global warming will be one key area that these people will be deliberating on.

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