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Miguel Tavera

Director, Global Inbound Logistics & Containers Design

General Motors


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Miguel has 25 years of experience in logistics, supply chain and manufacturing, working for 3PL companies as well as shippers. Started his career with 11 years at Proctor & Gamble, he spent the next seven years with 3PLs in regional roles including business development and operations. He also worked for Kraft (now Mondelez), where he led a regional logistics and customer service function. Before joining GM, Miguel was a vice president at CEVA Logistics. Miguel is from Mexico and has worked in the US, Canada and Chile. He holds a BSc in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, an MBA and several executive certificates.


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Martin Corner

Senior Vice-president, Global Supply Chain Management

Volvo Cars


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Amy Paulsen

Vice-president Logistics

Rivian


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Amy joined electric vehicle start-up Rivian in May 2018, after previous tenures at Tesla and Byton. Her role there encompasses global logistics operations, trade compliance and development of transportation and trade IT architecture. Amy, who has studied maritime and international law as well as business administration in the US, Austria and Denmark, is an expert in logistics operations and sourcing, developing high-performing logistics organisations and consulting on logistics and supply chain issues in the electric vehicle space. She is a member of Women in International Trade (Orange County, California) and the Florida Bar Association (inactive status).


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Anu Goel

Executive Vice-present, Group After Sales & Service

Volkswagen Group of America


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Anu and the parts logistics team are responsible for the total supply chain management of service parts for Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA), including product definition, cataloging, procurement, materials management, quality, dealer support, warehousing and transportation. Along with the vehicle logistics team, he is also responsible for activities (including port operations) supporting the distribution of finished vehicles in the US. Prior to working with Volkswagen, Anu spent over three years with Case New Holland (Fiat Group), most recently as as Vice-President, North and South American Parts Operations; and 23 years with Ford, where he served most recently as Director, Global Parts Supply and Logistics.


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Susanne Lehmann

Director Production, North America Region

Volkswagen de Mexico


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Since March 2019, Susanne Lehmann has been responsible for steering vehicle and component production for the Volkswagen brand across North America, including optimising synergies in processes, planning, production and digitlisation. She has been with Volkswagen for more than 20 years, and started her career in logistics planning at Volkswagen de México, before leading logistics planning at Shanghai Volkswagen and later key roles at Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden and ramping up VW’s US plant in Chattanooga. She has also led pre-series and technical change management at VW Commercial Vehicles, and was responsable for the definition and alignment of product concepts across VW Group Production for all brands from 2016-2019.


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Maxim Serov

Supply Chain Director North America

BENTELER Group


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Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Maxim Serov manages the overall regional supply chain operations in North America which includes material planning, freight & logistics, customs & trade, lean logistics and SCM information systems. Maxim leads Benteler’s 440 strong supply chain organisation, responsible for a €45m annual spend, €105m inventory (inc. MRO) and manages over 450 suppliers. Maxim has extensive experience in the automotive supply chain having developed his career with PSA Group and multiple tier suppliers. Prior to his move to North America in 2018, Maxim developed his career in Russia, spending a a combined 6 years with Benteler as Supply Chain Manager, Plant Lean Leader & Group Logistics Manager, responsible for logistics & supply chain performance as well as Kaizen and lean implementation across multiple plants in Russia & Poland.


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Greg Henninger

Director Global Logistics

Lucid Motors


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Greg is an experienced supply chain leader, currently leading electric vehicle start-up Lucid Motors’ global logistics team as Director, Global Logistics. He is highly successful at building high performance teams and leading sophisticated manufacturing and service. Prior to Lucid, Greg has led and developed supply chains at several high profile automotive and non-automotive organisations including Vantec Hitachi Transport Systems, Stonecrop Technologies, Panalpina and Tesla Motors where he was Director of Global Logistics and Containerisation between 2010 and 2012. Greg also spent 4 years with General Motors, managing NA inbound logistics, purchasing and safety after starting his career in the rail sector.


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Greg Toornman

Vice-president, Global Materials, Logistics and Demand Planning

AGCO


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Greg is the Global Vice-President of Materials, Logistics, and Demand Planning at AGCO Corporation, a global manufacturer of farm equipment with revenues of over $9.0 billion (2019). He is responsible for AGCO´s global materials and logistics management across 41 assembly and manufacturing sites and leads the transformation of AGCO’s global materials, logistics and demand planning functions into an integrated and innovative global organization. Greg assumed his current role in 2012 after three successful transformational assignments within AGCO´s Global Purchasing organization in Brazil, Switzerland and the United States. Prior to joining AGCO in 2004, Greg held senior supply chain and operational roles with CIENA Corporation, PACCAR, Peregrine Nippondenso Corporation.


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Mike Schober

Vice-president, Parts Supply Chain Operations

Toyota Motor North America


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In his current role, Mike is responsible for Toyota’s North American service parts and accessories distribution center operations, serving Toyota and Lexus dealers nationally as well as global affiliates in more than 40 countries. With more than 20 years of operations management experience, he has helped to position Toyota’s service parts supply chain as a driver of customer retention and competitive advantage. Leveraging his experience in various production management roles, Mike continually strives to bring Toyota’s lean manufacturing methods to warehousing. Mike completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA and holds an MBA from Loyola Marymount University.


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Chris Styles

Vice-president Supply Chain Management, North America

Nissan


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Chris is responsible for finished vehicle logistics, inbound production parts logistics, service parts transportation, supplier packaging engineering and logistics strategy for Nissan North America, Inc., which includes Canada, the US and Mexico. Previously, he worked as Director of Logistics in Canada and the US in Nissan's Supply Chain Management organization as Director of Procurement for Nissan's operations in Mexico, he also served as Director of Procurement of Logistics and Aftersales / Accessories in the region of the Americas. Prior to joining Nissan, Chris held logistics management positions in auto parts sales and third party auto logistics companies in both the US and Mexico.


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Steve Jernigan

Director, Finished Vehicle Logistics

Nissan North America


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Steven Jernigan is Director for Finished Vehicle Logistics. A position to which he was appointed in April 2020. He is responsible for Finished Vehicles, Exports and SCM Strategy. Steven joined Nissan in 2010 in the Purchasing Service and Support area as Regional Supplier Performance Manager of Supply Chain Services. In 2014 Steven took over as Director of Purchasing with various responsibilities over the last six years in Service and Support as well as Bought out Parts. Prior to joining Nissan Steven worked for Dell Inc and Fedex Ground with various increasing levels of responsibilities within Manufacturing, Materials, Six Sigma, Project management, Inventory Control, Supply Chain Management and Procurement.


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Marc Brazeau

Head of Logistics

FCA


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Marc took on his current position in July 2017 and is responsible for logistics and transport activities to support the entire FCA US manufacturing footprint, including shipment of finished vehicles, inbound transport of manufacturing parts and materials, and the operation of FCA Transport, the FCA US-owned truck fleet. He has previously worked in various supply chain roles at FCA US and elsewhere, including periods as Director of ADMi Supply Chain Consulting and Manager of Global Supply Chain Strategy & Systems at DaimlerChrysler. Born in Montreal, Canada, Marc holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta and is a former Chairman of the AIAG’s Finished Vehicle Supply Chain Visibility committee.


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Adam Pieniazek

Senior Manager Logistics North America

Magna Powertrain


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Adam is responsible for the development and implementation of state-of-the-art logistics processes and activities across Magna Powertrain in North America, including optimizing material and information flows for products and components across the logistics network. He first joined Magna 15 years ago and has held a number of positions including Production Planner, Supervisor, Cycle Count Coordinator, SAP Warehouse/Shipping Lead, and Production Control Supervisor – Raw & Purchase Parts. Adam joined the MPT Corporate Purchasing Team in 2012 as Supply Chain Manager for US and Mexico plants. Most recently, he is the Logistics Manager – North America; US, Canada & Mexico. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the State University of New York – Oswego.


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Bo Andersson

President & CEO of North & Central America. President of Europe & Africa

Yazaki Corporation


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Bo Andersson is President and CEO of Yazaki North and Central America and President of Yazaki Europe and Africa. He is responsible for driving the short and long-range strategic vision for the company. Prior to joining Yazaki in 2017, Andersson served as the President of JSC AvtoVAZ, the largest car manufacturer in Russia and spent 21 years with General Motors rising to the role of Group VP of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. A graduate of Sweden’s Military Academy, he holds degrees in business from Stockholm University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.


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Faith Wandrie

Vice President Global Supply Chain

American Axle & Manufacturing Inc


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With over 30 years of broad experience in the tier one automotive environment, Faith has a proven track record as a versatile professional and has mainly concentrated on supply chain transformation over the last 10 years. She has a solid history of leveraging organisational improvement through design and implementation of global supply chain strategies to reduce costs and improve cash flow. She is an empowered, dynamic leader who is skilled in identifying and implementing effective solutions. Faith is known for overcoming challenges, building an agile framework and delivering sustainable results.