2024 Confirmed Speakers

Mercedes Figueroa, Stellantis


Mercedes Figueroa

Vice-President North America Transportation Operations

Stellantis


Mercedes Figueroa was appointed VP NA Transportation Operations effective July 2023. In this position, she manages all logistics services for inland transport (known as Regional Logistics Centers) to move production parts and service parts cost effectively and on time across North America assembly and manufacturing plants, as well as the distribution of finished vehicles in North America, and the import and export of material and vehicles in and out of the region. She is also responsible for logistics quality, interregional flows and transport operations in Detroit, Michigan, Toledo, Ohio and Windsor, Ontario. Mercedes Figueroa has more than 25 years of supply chain experience having held a wide variety of management positions in procurement, finance, customs, logistics, operations, and strategic network optimization. She began her career with Chrysler Mexico and has also managed international logistics operations for Europe, Asia and South America. From 2014 to 2017, she was the head of logistics, customs and damage prevention for FCA Mexico.

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David A. Leich

Executive Director Global Supply Chain


General Motors


In the role since January 2020, David Leich leads global supply chain operations along with assembly, propulsion and stamping, material launch execution and the demand/supply planning and scheduling organisations. He represents GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain team on its North American Staff. He joined GM in 1989 and has worked across purchasing, supply chain and production, including working at different plants, executing launching for new vehicles and a greenfield plant. He has also led supply chain for pre-production, launch readiness and risk management, before taking over demand/supply planning in 2019 to lead vehicle and propulsion scheduling and capacity planning. Since 2015, Dave has represented General Motors on the Board of Directors for the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). He has a BS Degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and a MS Degree in Management from Walsh College in Troy, MI.

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Paulo Monteiro

Head of Logistics

Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations


Paulo Monteiro is responsible for program planning, production control, supply chain, inhouse operations, pre-series and logistics planning for Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Prior to becoming the head of logistics in 2019 he was the supply chain manager focusing on plant supply chain management for the North America region (NAR), overseas and just-in-time suppliers, as well as service parts coordination. Monteiro has worked for Volkswagen for more than 30 years. Before relocating to Chattanooga in 2012, he had a 19-year career with Volkswagen Autoeuropa working his way from a shortage coordinator to supply chain management. Paulo Monteiro has a degree in retail and logistics management from IPS-ESCE, the Polytechnic Institute of Setebual in Portugal.

Mike Tickle


Mike Tickle

Director of Supply Chain Planning & Performance


JLR


Michael Tickle, who leads supply chain planning and performance at JLR, has 30 years’ experience in supply chain and the automotive industry as a whole, and has been in his current role since January 2022. In his current role, he wears two hats: with his planning team, he runs all of JLR’s supply chain planning activities, as well as steering the execution of JLR’s Industrial Operations’ performance activities. This includes the industrial transformation activities in support of the Reimagine Strategy, delivering Modern Luxury to JLR’s discerning clients. Michael Tickle has a Business degree in International Business and German and a Master in Organisational Behaviour. He is an openly gay leader, and actively leads, sponsors and advocates for JLR’s LGBTQ+ PRIDE network, one of many DE&I networks at JLR.

Oliver Bilstein, BMW


Oliver Bilstein

Vice-President Production Control, Logistics, Material Control

BMW Manufacturing Co.


Oliver Bilstein is responsible for logistics and production control operations for BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, which is the OEM’s largest factory globally. He oversees inbound logistics, plant logistics and material control across the plant’s multiple warehouses, press, body and paint shops and battery assembly, with responsibility through to outbound logistics shipping and export. Bilstein has been with BMW for 25 years across functions including corporate planning, capacity planning and model allocation, as well as logistics. He spent three years in China leading production projects for BMW’s JV BMW Brilliance, and led logistics and financial controlling for BMW’s plant in Munich before taking on his current role in 2021.

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Ana Lucia Ochoa Lorenzini

Global Director Supply Chain Management, Driveline Division


American Axle & Manufacturing


Ana Lucia Ochoa leads supply chain functions across the driveline division at American Axle Manufacturing (AAM), which produces rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive systems for internal combustion, hybrid electric and full electric vehicles. She took on her current role in February 2024, having most recently led supply chain management for the company’s metal forming division. Based at the manufacturer’s headquarters in Michigan, Ana Lucia Ochoa oversees sales and operations planning (S&OP), plan for every part, inventory management, forecasting and tracking, as well as logistics management. In her corporate role, she also helps define and meet supply chain and logistics targets across the organisation. Ana Lucia Ochoa has more than 15 years’ experience at AAM across both Mexico and the US, and has held a wide range of roles in supply chain, logistics and procurement across the company. She has degrees in supply chain and logistics, and international trade business from the University of Guanajuato in Mexico. As well as supply chain strategy and leadership, she is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion at AAM and the automotive supply chain.

Marzell Bandur


Marzell Bandur

Vice-President Transport Management & IT Innovations

Robert Bosch


Marzell Bandur is responsible for transport management, digital and IT innovations across the tier-1 supplier’s global logistics. He has played a key role in developing data standards and systems to integrate a next generation transport management system that connects all actors involved in transport processes, from suppliers to production plants and logistics service providers to the customer. The system has also had a successful rollout across North America. He joined Bosch in May 2018 with responsibility for logistics optimisation, IT and innovation, and has added further functions including transport management, source-to-deliver and process excellence. Bandur joined Bosch after working 13 years in logistics and supply chain roles at Opel, including as director supply chain planning and director of supply operations.

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Patrick Bauer

Vice President Supply Chain

IAC Group


Patrick Bauer has led supply chain, logistics, inventory management and data analytics activities at global tier-1 supplier IAC Group since 2021. His career spans more than 30 years across manufacturing, supply chain, indirect purchasing, material planning and logistics, including at Ford Motor Company and more than 25 years at major automotive suppliers, including Visteon, Faurecia (now Forvia) and Dana. He has a strong track record in logistics network engineering, optimisation and management, material flow and warehousing and inventory control, optimization and management. He has a BA in material logistics management from Michigan State University and an MBA from Wayne State University.

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Chris Styles

Vice President Supply Chain Management, North America

Nissan


Chris Styles has been vice president, supply chain management, North America since March 2021. He is responsible for supply chain activities for all production parts and finished vehicle distribution in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Previously, he was senior director of supply chain logistics in the US, where he was responsible for vehicle and inbound logistics, packaging engineering and logistics strategy. Styles has worked as director of logistics for the US and Canada in Nissan's supply chain management organisation, director of purchasing for Mexico, and director of purchasing for logistics, aftermarket and accessory parts for the Americas region. He joined Nissan in 2002. He previously held logistics positions in auto parts retail and 3PL automotive companies. Styles holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Benjamin Pohl

Supervisor – Vehicle Shipping Quality, Claims and Damage Prevention

Ford Motor Company


Benjamin Pohl has been with Ford Motor Company for over 12 years, nearly half of which has been spent in Ford’s NA vehicle logistics quality department. He is responsible for overseeing all the operations related to damage claims, shipment quality, transportation damage, and testing of all future model products, focused on improving quality, modernizing the business, leveraging emerging technologies, and improving the end customers’ experience. With a current focus on a major improvement to Ford’s damage-free delivery performance by implementing automated vehicle inspection technologies that are supported with AI at strategic locations and intelligent vehicle tracking sensors to identify where rough rail handling is occurring in real-time, innovation is integral in the strategy on reducing damage while vehicles are being transported. With that, Benjamin is also Ford’s subject-matter-expert on car hauling and rail conveyance along with other modes of vehicle shipping. Previously, Benjamin focused on inbound logistics and manufacturing, leading a small team that delivered defect-free bills of material for various vehicles from prototype builds to final production. When he isn’t working, he enjoys cooking, travelling (especially to wineries) and spending time with friends and family.

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Greg Toornman

Global Vice-President of Enterprise Sales and Operations Planning

AGCO Corporation


Greg Toornman is the Global Vice-President of Enterprise Sales and Operations Planning at AGCO Corporation based in Duluth, Georgia. AGCO is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment with 2023 revenues of ~$14.4 billion. Greg has worked at AGCO since 2004 in several roles in the Aftermarket, Purchasing, Sales and Operations Planning, Materials Management and Logistics areas while leaving in Brasil, Switzerland, and the United States.
Prior to working for AGCO, Greg worked in several industries including heavy truck, automotive, and high-end electronics.
Greg received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Marketing and Operations Management from Western Michigan University and has continued his professional development at Emory and Stanford Universities in the areas of Strategies in Leadership and Supply Chain.

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Alfonso Rodriguez

Sr. Director of Supply Chain Planning & Commodity Purchasing

Zero Motorcycles Inc.


Alfonso Rodriguez is the Senior Director of Supply Chain Planning & Commodity Purchasing at Zero Motorcycles. With over 18 years of experience in automotive and mobility supply chain management, Alfonso leads the corporate global S&OP, material, and finished goods planning, and both direct and indirect purchasing. Alfonso is co-leading the implementation of SAP IBP for enhanced S&OP execution and transitioned the company to SAP S4-Hana. A Mechanical Engineering graduate from Tec de Monterrey with a master’s degree in supply chain management from Michigan State University, he is a seasoned expert in supply chain optimization and vendor partnerships.
Before Zero Motorcycles, Alfonso led the Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing organization at Canoo Technologies Inc. and earlier, held growing responsibility roles within logistics and commodity purchasing at General Motors that led to notable efficiency gains and cost reductions.

Jim Mancini


Jim Mancini

Vice President North American Surface Transportation

C.H. Robinson


Jim has spent over 20 years with C.H. Robinson, serving in a variety of commercial and leadership roles in the company’s Chicago, Miami, and Minnesota offices. He is currently a Vice President in the North American Surface Transportation division, with oversight of the company’s automotive vertical. In this leadership role, Jim is focused on providing a seamless experience, superior outcomes, and continuous improvement for our automotive customers. Jim is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota at C.H. Robinson’s headquarters. He holds a BBA, Finance from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the University of Manchester.

Adam Jones


Adam Jones

Director of Business Development and Sector Strategies

Unipart Logistics


Adam is an experienced Sales & Marketing Director with a career spanning over 15 years with over 10 years in supply chain globally. With a focus on supply chain reliance and managing accelerated growth within organisations Adam and Unipart are ideally situated to present to us today on how they can help in leading the way in the industry and how they could potentially help with the volatile situations we face and especially in global supply chain.

Ryan Rusnak


Ryan Rusnak

CTO & Co-Founder

Airspace


Ryan Rusnak is the CTO and co-founder of Airspace. He leads the engineering and product team and has over a dozen patents, with more to come! He has a Masters in Human Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Ryan’s projects have been featured in Popular Science, on the Discovery Channel, NBC, BBC, WIRED, Gizmodo and other media outlets. Some of the projects in his portfolio include the White House iOS application, web applications for the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Financial Research. Five ladder trucks were once called when his home made electric skateboard caught on fire and he has only electrocuted his wife once.

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Julian Thomßen

Global Automotive & Manufacturing Industry Lead


Celonis


As an Industry Lead at Celonis, Julian is responsible for customer communities, and industry-specific initiatives & use cases in automotive and manufacturing. Julian looks back on 5 years at Celonis which he spent mostly around customer-facing roles in value engineering and account management, serving Celonis’ biggest customers in automotive & manufacturing. Julian holds degrees in industrial engineering with a manufacturing focus from technical universities Darmstadt & Munich.





2023 Speakers

Renee Wawrzynski, GM_executive director logistics (web)


Renee Wawrzynski

Executive Director Global Logistics

General Motors



Renee Wawrzynski has led GM’s global logistics since January 2023, responsible for the carmaker’s multi-billion-dollar annual worldwide transport network across inbound, vehicle logistics, containers and packaging. She has worked at GM for more than 35 years across manufacturing, production control and logistics roles at numerous assembly and component plants. Over the past decade she has had leading central logistics and purchasing roles, including as director of containerisation and packaging in North America, and as director of global logistics, containerisation and future programmes. She later moved into direct purchasing, including as director for raw material purchasing and for body and exterior purchasing. Prior to her current role, Wawrzynski was director of demand and supply planning and scheduling within GM’s global supply chain team. She has a degree in materials management from Kettering University in Michigan, and an MBA in international business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Terri Stevenson, director of materials at Magna Seating


Terri Stevenson

Director of Materials


Magna Seating – North America


Terri Stevenson is the Director of Materials at Magna Seating. In her role she leads the materials teams by creating and implementing materials management objectives, policies, and procedures to ensure key objectives are successfully achieved, primarily related to cost and delivery. Terri plays an instrumental role in the company with her deep knowledge and expertise in seating that continues to support 19 divisions across North America. Stevenson started her career at Magna as a Production Associate at Qualtech Seating in 2003. She has held various roles throughout her career including Material Handler, Material Planner, Production Control Manager, Launch Manager, Assistant General Manager, and Director of Materials at four divisions. Stevenson has a Bachelor of Psychology from University of Western Ontario. She has participated in the Magna’s Mentoring Matters Program for the last two years, as a Pod Mentor and recently as the US Facilitator.

Michael Schad


Michael Schad

General Manager, Toyota and Lexus Service Parts Fulfillment

Toyota North America


Michael Schad has oversight of Toyota’s front-line service parts and accessory fulfilment centers & Distributors that service dealers across North America; Logistics Operations; Brand Protection; and TPS Promotions for service parts supply chain. The network includes 13 fulfilment centres, all modes of transportation oversight, and operations with 10+ North American and Global Distributors. He has worked for Toyota for more than 20 years across parts operations, including network planning and project management, as well as roles in post-production processing and vehicle logistics. He oversaw Toyota’s Baltimore and Boston parts distribution centres operations and went on to lead parts operations across the region. Michael Schad has a BA in business logistics from Penn State University and an MBA from Boston University.

Sarah Pero


Sarah Pero

Senior Buyer - Logistics, Transportation & Customs Services

Brose North America


Sarah Pero has held the role of Senior Buyer of transportation, logistics and customs services at Brose North America since 2016. In this position she supports the complex domestic and international transportation and customs needs for 10 North American manufacturing locations while driving processes, service standards and cost savings. With more than 20 years of purchasing and logistics management experience, she has held various OEM, Carrier and 3PL roles within the automotive vertical. She is based at Brose's North America headquarters in Auburn Hills Michigan. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University and a Supply Chain & Logistics certification from Georgia Tech.

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Kiki Nice

Manager Supply Chain

Daimler Truck North America


Kiki Nice is responsible for supply chain planning & operations for Daimler Truck North America’s powertrain division, Detroit Diesel. In this role, she has been responsible for transport management, freight consolidation center network, third-party logistics management, as well as logistics planning for new product launches. Kiki Nice has 12 years’ experience in the automotive industry across commercial and passenger vehicles, including half of her career abroad on assignments in China and Germany. She is now happily back in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. She has been an Associate Professor of Supply Chain at Aalen University in Germany and holds a degree in International Business. She enjoys creating strategy with her team and developing a culture of coaching leadership. She believes that everything in life is a negotiation and feels energised when solving supply chain challenges.

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Wei Chen Lin

Cybersecurity Advisor

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency


Lin serves as a Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), where he supports CISA’s mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure. As a CSA, Wei Chen introduces organizations to various CISA cyber security products and services, along with other public and private resources, and act as a liaison to CISA cyber programs. Mr. Lin is a licensed attorney in Illinois and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He earned a Juris Doctor (JD) degree with a Certificate in Health Law from DePaul University College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Information Assurance and Security Engineering from DePaul University.

Anna Markett, Stellantis North America


Anna Markett

Senior Vice-President Supply Chain


Stellantis North America


Anna Markett has been in the leading role for supply chain management at Stellantis North America since August 2022. She is responsible for instilling and executing the carmaker’s Dare Forward 2030 plan, including demand, production and long-range planning, order-to-delivery processes, supplier capacity, inbound and outbound logistics, as well as managing the flow of parts and materials to the carmaker’s 35 plants across the region. Markett joined the carmaker in 2000 at Windsor Assembly Plant in her native Canada and has worked across leadership roles in manufacturing and supply chain, including in material logistics, supplier delivery risk, world class manufacturing and logistics and as vice-president of North America supply. Anna Markett has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Windsor.

Gerardo de la Torre Garcia


Gerardo de la Torre Garcia

Senior Director & Advisor Supply Chain Management

Nissan North America


Gerardo is an experienced automotive supply chain executive with extensive experience leading Nissan’s regional and global supply chain and manufacturing operations, currently responsible for supply chain improvements in North America. He recently led Nissan Americas Semiconductor Supply Crisis Management Strategy enabling incremental production volume during the severe global supply crisis, receiving the 2021 Global Nissan President Special Award in recognition of his leadership and his teams’ contribution.

Since joining Nissan in 1989 he has successfully implemented global innovations, improvements and strategies across new model launches in Mexico, Brazil and USA, dealer and manufacturing order-to-delivery and vehicle allocation in the Americas markets, and global sales planning and car flow management in Japan. In 2015 Gerardo received the Global Nissan-Renault Alliance SCM Innovation award in Paris.

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Greg Toornman

Vice President Global Materials, Logistics, and Demand Planning

AGCO Corporation


Greg Toornman is the Global VP of Materials, Logistics, and Demand Planning at AGCO, a global manufacturer of agricultural equipment. He has worked at AGCO since 2004 in the Aftermarket, Purchasing, Sales and Operations Planning, Materials Management and Logistics areas. He now leads the transformation of AGCO’s global end-to-end Sales and Operations Planning. He has previously led successful global transformation initiatives while being based in Brasil and Switzerland, and prior to that worked in heavy truck, automotive, and high-end electronics. He received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Marketing and Operations Management from Western Michigan University and has studied further at Emory and Stanford Universities in Strategies in Leadership and Supply Chain.

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Bridget Grewal

Director Packaging Continuous Improvement


Magna International


Bridget joined Magna International in September 2013 and is currently assisting its 136 plants in North America achieve cross-group synergies. She has built a Packaging and Transportation Steering Committee to optimise this non-core business area by identify cost-saving opportunities across all the plants in North America, Europe and Asia. She holds the position of Great Lakes Regional Vice-President for the Institute of Packaging Professionals and has also served as President of the MSU School of Packaging Alumni Association. Bridget has considerable experience in the automotive industry, including roles at Ford and The Budd Company, and in 2008 started the Packaging Consultant Group, helping firms like Mobis, Polaris and Caterpillar with packaging optimisation.

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Martin Oberman

Chairman

Surface Transportation Board


Martin J. Oberman was designated Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) by President Biden on January 21, 2021. The STB is an independent federal agency responsible for economic regulation of surface transportation, primarily freight rail.
With an extensive career in the public and private sectors, Marty served as General Counsel to the Illinois Racing Board from 1973-1974 and later as Alderman of Chicago City Council’s 43rd Ward from 1975 to 1987. He became Chairman of Metra, the Chicago region’s commuter railroad, the second-largest U.S. commuter railroad, in 2014. Marty also served on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning board until November 2018. Additionally, he has maintained a successful legal practice in Chicago as both a trial and appellate lawyer since 1975. Marty graduated with honors from Yale University and the University of Wisconsin Law School, serving as a Note Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review.

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Amy Broglin-Peterson

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Supply Chain Management

Michigan State University


Amy Broglin-Peterson works as full-time faculty within Michigan State University's #1-ranked Supply Chain Management program, teaching logistics, transportation management and capstone courses within the undergraduate, graduate and MBA programs. As an entrepreneur, Amy partners with clients across the manufacturing, automotive, EV, start-up, packaging and tech industries, in addition to the federal government, to confront end-to-end supply chain challenges. Amy is a Subject Matter Expert to Big 4 consulting firms, advisor to academia and research groups, and Board member to several businesses. She is an expert witness in commercial litigation and contributes regularly as a guest lecturer and keynote speaker at academic and industry events.

Amy previously worked as a supply chain executive within many global companies, including Dana Corporation, Ford Motor Company, American Axle, Robert Bosch, Panalpina and CEVA Logistics.

Paul Roosen


Paul Roosen

Vehicle Logistics Planning Manager, North American Vehicle Logistics

Ford Motor Company


Paul currently serves as Ford’s North American Vehicle Logistics Planning Manager, overseeing planning activities that include the network design, distribution strategy for upcoming new model launches, freight payment, and facilities. He has worked within Ford’s Finished Vehicle Logistics team for over 10 years and prior to starting his current position in 2022, he has held number of different roles including Network Planning & Strategy, New Model Planning, Global Ocean Logistics, Homologation, and Security & Theft Prevention. He has served on AIAG’s Finished Vehicle Logistics Advisory Group since 2017.
He holds a Bachelors of Science in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business and a Masters in Finance from Wayne State University’s Mike Illitch School of Business.

Oleg Gusikin


Oleg Gusikhin

Supply Chain Analytics Senior Manager


Ford Motor Company


Oleg Gusikhin has led Ford Global Supply Chain Analytics since January 2023 where he is responsible for delivering data-driven decision support and actionable insights to Ford’s supply chain and material planning and logistics business units. Oleg Gusikhin has over 30 years of experience in application of advanced technology and analytics in the automotive industry. For over 20 years, he has been working at Ford Motor Company in different functional areas. Dr. Gusikhin delivered many high-impact contributions to production scheduling, supply chain risk management, and connected vehicles technology and services.

He is a recipient of three Henry Ford Technology Awards, the 2014 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Advanced Analytics and Operations Research, and the 2009 Institute of Industrial Engineers Transactions Best Application Paper Prize in Scheduling and Logistics. Dr. Gusikhin is a Fellow of INFORMS, Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Control by the Association for Supply Chain Management and a Lecturer in the Industrial and Operations Engineering department at the University of Michigan.

Daniel Pace


Daniel Pace

Transportation Unit Leader

Honda Development & Manufacturing of America


Daniel Pace has been Transportation Unit Leader, Honda Development and Manufacturing of America (HDMA) since April 2022. He is responsible for overall logistics strategy, 3PL performance, supply chain design and execution for production parts supplying all US frame and powertrain factories. Previously, he was transportation engineering and design manager for HDMA.  Prior to that he served as Transportation Manager for Honda’s Alabama factory, where he was responsible for inbound logistics and logistics strategy. He joined Honda in 2013. He previously held logistics positions in the 3PL automotive space and a large dedicated truckload carrier. Pace holds a bachelor's degree from Auburn University.

Laurie Wimmer


Laurie Wimmer

Advanced Logistics Manager


Magna Seating – North America


Laurie Wimmer has more than 20 years’ experience in global logistics, trade and customers roles across automotive manufacturing, energy and third-party logistics providers. She plays a key role across Magna Seating’s logistics and supply chain activities as advanced logistics manager, including in domestic and international transport operations, customs, as well as driving processes and standards. She has held this role since April 2022 after joining Magna Seating in 2018 in procurement. She previously worked more than 12 years in customs and logistics management in the Americas at tier-1 supplier Draexlmaier. She has a degree in languae and trade from Clemson University.

Maxim Serov


Maxim Serov

Director Supply Chain Management NAO


Benteler


Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Maxim Serov manages the overall regional end-to-end supply chain in North America, responsible for material planning, freight and logistics, customs and trade, and supply chain operations including lean logistics and SCM information systems. Maxim leads Benteler’s 400 strong supply chain organisation, responsible for a €70m+ annual spend, €125m inventory and manages over 450 suppliers.  
Maxim has extensive experience in the automotive supply chain, and prior to moving to North America in 2018, he held international supply chain management roles with Benteler as well as with Robert Bosch and PSA. He has successfully overseen new project and new plant launches across Europe, holding positions in Russia, Poland and Germany. During his 4-year spell with Robert Bosch, he also obtained a PhD in Economics.

Jessica Hanson


Jessica Hanson

Vice-President Logistics

Bosch in North America


Jessica Hanson is vice president of logistics for Bosch in North America. In this position, she oversees the coordination of all logistics functions across North American operations, including production planning, packaging, transportation, customs, warehousing and distribution. Hanson’s team is responsible for supply of raw materials, just-in-time delivery, as well as warehousing and distribution. She manages an operating budget of approximately $244m, along with $4 billion in sales turnover and $490m in freight spend. Hanson supervises 2m square feet of warehousing space and leads roughly 1,100 associates. She joined Bosch in 2018 and is based in Farmington Hills, Mich. She previously leadership positions at Yazaki North America, including manufacturing planning, logistics management and supply chain. She as most recently vice-president of programme management and engineering, where she led a team of programme managers and engineers focused on the pre-development, launch, production, model year change-over and balance out of about $1 billion in annual wire harness sales globally.