Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference

Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference

Speakers

Jeffrey Aznavorian
President, Clips & Clamps Industries Jeffrey Aznavorian

Jeff Aznavorian has been the third generation owner and president of Clips & Clamps Industries since April 2016. Prior to assuming that role, Jeff held various positions at the company including general manager, production supervisor, buyer and HR manager, dating back to 1997 when he began his tenure as a maintenance assistant. Clips & Clamps is a family-owned metalforming company that specializes in small to medium tonnage progressive die stamping, slideforming and CNC wireforming products, which it sells as a Tier One and Two supplier in automotive industry. Founded in 1954, Clips & Clamps has a proud multi-decade affiliation with PMA, including Jeff’s father, Mike Aznavorian, who served as the association’s chairman in 1996 and who helped establish the PMA Educational Foundation.

Jeff is a current member of the PMA Board of Directors as well as the director of the PMA East Michigan District. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University as well as his MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.


Steve Horaney
VP, Sales & Memebership, OESA (Original Equip. Suppliers Assoc.) Steve Horaney

Steve Horaney,vice president, membership and sales, is responsible for OESA member recruitment and retention, as well as leading the OESA Sales Executives, Legal Issues, and Advanced Technology Councils as well as the OESA Mobility Supplier Forum in Silicon Valley. Steve also coordinates the OESA OEM Town Hall meetings, and leads and coordinates a number of the OESA topic-driven events.

Prior to joining OESA in 2014, Steve spent more than 25 years with Tier One automotive suppliers and led sales and engineering teams at Guardian Automotive, Zeledyne LLC, AGC Automotive Americas and Key Manufacturing. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.


Megan Hunter
Executive Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain Operations, Martinrea International Megan Hunter

Megan Hunter was named executive vice president of procurement and supply chain in December 2019. In this position, she is responsible for designing and executing sustainable procurement and supply chain operations globally. Megan joined Martinrea International Inc. in 2006 as sourcing manager chassis systems and metallic raw materials, where she set strategy and negotiated agreements for ferrous and nonferrous raw materials, the group’s largest purchase category. She has progressed through positions of increasing responsibility within the purchasing function, including Director of Purchasing for Martinrea International Inc. globally.

Prior to joining Martinrea International Inc., Megan held purchasing positions at Ford Motor Company, ThyssenKrupp Budd and LTV Steel Company. She earned a BA from the University of Toledo and an MA from Central Michigan University.


Trevor Pawl
Chief Mobility Officer, State of MI Office of Future Mobility & Electrification Trevor Pawl

Trevor Pawl is the Chief Mobility Officer for the State of Michigan, and leads Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification. He is responsible for working across state government, academia and private industry to grow Michigan’s mobility ecosystem through strategic policy recommendations and new support services for companies focused on the future of transportation.

Prior to this position, Trevor served as the senior vice president of business innovation at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), where he led the official state programs for mobility (PlanetM), supply chain assistance (Pure Michigan Business Connect), export assistance (Michigan International Trade program) and entrepreneurial assistance (Michigan Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program). Before joining MEDC, Trevor led the creation of the economic development program, Connection Point, at the Detroit Regional Chamber, which later became Pure Michigan Business Connect.

Trevor has been named Crain’s Detroit Business’s “40 Under 40” and “50 Names to Know in Government;”  Development Counsellors International’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Economic Development;” and the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council’s “Government Advocate of the Year.” He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Marketing from Grand Valley State University and an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy.


Jeff Schuster
President, Americas Operation and Global Vehicle Forecasting, LMC Automotive Jeff Schuster

Jeff Schuster is president, Americas operation and global vehicle forecasting, with responsibility for all operations in the Americas region, as well as oversight of global light vehicle forecasting activity. He is a member of the LMC Automotive board of directors, and has been with the firm since 2011. Jeff has been tracking developments in the global automotive industry for more than 20 years and is one of the firm’s primary automotive experts.

Prior to joining the firm, he led the automotive forecast division of J.D. Power and Associates and has experience in financial analysis and cash management in the automotive supply base. Jeff is a board member of the Society of Automotive Analysts and a member of the Automotive Press Association. He holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from Walsh College.


Daniel Sharkey
Partner, Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco PLLC Daniel Sharkey

Dan Sharkey concentrates his practice on supply-chain issues: negotiating contracts and litigation. He is co-founder of Brooks Wilkins Sharkey and Turco PLLC and previously was an associate and shareholder with Butzel Long, PC. From 1995-1999, Dan was a Captain, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 3d Infantry Division (Mech.)- Trial Counsel and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. Dan has a law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law and a business degree from The University of Notre Dame. He has successfully negotiated and litigated hundreds of manufacturing supply-chain disputes, ranging from original equipment manufacturers versus Tier 1 suppliers to raw-material suppliers versus lower tiers.


Steve Wybo
Senior Managing Director and Automotive Practice Group Leader, Conway Mackenzie Steve Wybo

Steve Wybo is a senior restructuring and management consulting professional with more than 20 years of experience in providing turnaround, reorganization, M&A and financial advisory services to distressed and underperforming companies and their constituents. Steve applies his expertise in financial and operational management to clients in several fields, with a special emphasis in the automotive supply industry. He has served as an interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, interim Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer and Court Appointed Receiver for several middle-market clients. Steve also is a member of the board of directors for two Tier One and Tier Two automotive suppliers.

Prior to joining Conway MacKenzie, Steve was a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), and earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Michigan State University and an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, where he is a past president of the board in the Detroit Chapter. Steve was selected as one of Turnarounds & Workouts’ “People to Watch: Business Professionals Making Their Mark.”


 


 

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