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  • Happy Holidays from MICHauto

    In the past year, we have witnessed more tragedy and triumph than we could have ever imagined. Throughout my career in the automotive industry, I have never seen people and companies do what …

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  • CEO Spotlight: Lisa Lunsford

    Lisa Lunsford is the co-founder and CEO of Global Strategic Supply Solutions (GS3), a supply chain integrator providing metal-form manufacturing and light assembly services since 2010. In September, Lunsford was named chair of the MICHauto Board of Directors. MICHauto had the opportunity to speak with Lunsford and hear about her professional accomplishments, inspirations, and more.

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  • APMA 2020 Conference: Why Invest in Partnerships

    For the first time in 68 years, the APMA Conference was held virtually Nov. 18-20 to focus on Canada’s renaissance in automotive. Much like neighboring Detroit, Canada is focusing on zero emissions by 2050 and working with OEMs and research partners to progress in the electric vehicle (EV) sector. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association opened the three-day event by celebrating the recent commitments of Ford Motor Company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and General Motors Co. (GM) to grow the automotive ecosystem and focus on EVs. The 72 industry experts participating in the conference walked through the opportunities, threats, challenges, and aspirations of the sector.

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  • Mobility and Industry 4.0: Working Together for Michigan’s Future

    The vehicles of yesterday and the new innovations of next-generation mobility have been brought to life through innovative design and manufacturing processes. Today, Industry 4.0 and Mobility go hand in hand – one enabling the other. Walking through today’s engineering and manufacturing centers you will see robots, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, and other cutting-edge technologies. In both the plants and vehicles there are two major common technologies: connectivity of the internet of things and cybersecurity. Today’s data-driven, automated, and extremely connected plants are producing vehicles enabled by tens of millions of lines of code that must be protected by the latest in cybersecurity technology.

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  • CADIA Connects: MICHauto Takeover with Dennis W. Archer Jr.

    On Tuesday, Nov. 17, MICHauto hosted a takeover of the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement’s CADIA Connects series. In the session, Carolyn Sauer, senior director of MICHauto, had the opportunity to virtually sit down with Dennis W. Archer Jr., CEO of Ignition Media Group and president and founding partner of Archer Corporate Services, to discuss the current impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and restaurants, the racial injustice inflection point we are in, and the future of Detroit.

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  • Nov. 20 | MICHauto’s Carolyn Sauer to Speak at APMA Annual Conference

    Join the session, Why Invest in Partnerships, Nov. 20 at 2:45 p.m. to hear from MICHauto Senior Director Carolyn Sauer during the 2020 APMA Annual Conference. Based in the Windsor-Detroit channel, this panel explores the opportunities that blossom from bi-national partnerships and investments. Listen to mobility experts from Canada and the U.S. discuss the importance of their cross-border relationships.

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  • Post-Election Automotive Impact: The Results are In, Now What?

    MICHauto hosted a virtual town hall with investors featuring guest speakers Ron Fournier, president of Truscott Rossman, and David Palsrok, government policy advisor for Dykema. Fournier and Palsrok shared a review of the post-election automotive impact from the federal and state levels, highlighting several changes to the new legislative body and what can be expected over the short-term. MICHauto’s Executive Director Glenn Stevens Jr. moderated the conversation and Q&A.

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  • Automotive News Announces 100 Leading Women in Auto, Including MICHauto Investors

    For over 20 years, Automotive News has been monitoring the progress of women within the automotive industry, naming industry leaders every five years since 2000. This year Automotive News announced their fifth 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry list, featuring female executives from 72 companies. Automotive News chose from hundreds of powerful female executives to select 100 to be named to this year’s list for their exemplary work in the industry, the impact they have had on the health and direction of their businesses, and the arc of their career.

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