Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference

Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference


Day One - Wednesday, October 20, 2021

All times are eastern.

1:00 p.m.

Registration and Networking/Exhibits Open
Venetian Foyer

2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

David Klotz President, Precision Metalforming Association
Dan Swiger Vice President/General Manager, Feintool Tennessee, Inc.
2:10 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

The Current and Future State of Mobility

Trevor Pawl Chief Mobility Officer, State of Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification
2:55 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break/Exhibits Open
Venetian Foyer

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

One Year Later, the New Normal in Automotive After COVID Changed the Industry

Steve Wybo Senior Managing Director and Automotive Practice Group Leader, Riveron
4:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Reception at the Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison St, Detroit, MI 48226

Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Men: collared shirt or turtleneck and tailored slacks; game day jersey with collared shirt
  • Women: blouse or sweater and slacks, skirt or long and cropped pants; leggings permitted with a skirt, dress, finger-tip length or longer top and dress shoes or boots; game day jersey with collared shirt, never leggings.
    Never permitted inside the clubhouse:
  • Any color or style denim, tattered or cutoff clothing, hats, caps.

Day Two - Thursday, October 21, 2021

All times are eastern.

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Exhibits Open
Crystal Ballroom

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Global Automotive Market Outlook, A Return to Normal?

Jeff Schuster President, Americas Operation and Global Vehicle Forecasting, LMC Automotive
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break and Exhibits Open
Venetian Foyer

10:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

The Evolving Automotive Supply Chain—A Roundtable Discussion

Moderated by:
Steve Horaney Vice President, Membership and Sales, OESA
Megan Hunter Executive Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain Operations, Martinrea International US Inc.
Gene Lambert VP Sales, Batesville Tool & Die, Inc.
Peter Pearce Principal, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Dan Swiger Vice President General Manager, Feintool Tennessee, Inc.
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

A Legal Discussion with Dan Sharkey

Dan Sharkey Partner, Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco PLLC
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Exhibits Open
Crystal Ballroom

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Steel’s Role in Future Mobility

George Coates Chief Technical Officer, The Phoenix Group
Technical Director, WorldAutoSteel
2:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks/Adjourn

Mike Vohland Vice President of Sales/Publisher, Precision Metalforming Association



Alison Miller

Meetings and Events Manager

(216) 901-8800
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