Confirmed Speakers



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Chris Styles

Vice President, Supply Chain Management, North America

Nissan


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Previously, Styles was senior director of supply chain logistics, Nissan U.S., where he was responsible for finished vehicle and inbound production parts logistics, supplier packaging engineering and logistics strategy for the U.S, Canada, and Mexico.
Styles has worked as director of logistics for the U.S. and Canada in Nissan's supply chain management organization, director of purchasing for Nissan's Mexico operations, as well as director of purchasing for logistics and aftermarket and accessory parts for the Americas region.
Styles joined Nissan in 2002. Prior to joining Nissan, Styles held logistics management positions in auto parts retail and third party automotive logistics companies in the U.S. and Mexico.
Styles holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


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Kelly Bysouth

Chief Supply Chain Officer

IAC Group


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Kelly Bysouth is Chief Supply Chain Officer for International Automotive Components (IAC) Group. In this role, she has global responsibility and operational control for all aspects of the company’s procurement and supply chain activities. Bysouth has more than 25 years of automotive procurement and supply chain experience. Previously, she served as Vice President of Global Procurement and Supply Chain for Adient, a position she held since 2016. Among her many accomplishments, she is credited with building the first centralized Supply Chain function within the organization and delivering benchmark year-over-year cost savings.


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Raman Metha

CIO & SVP

Johnson Electric


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Joe McCabe

President & CEO

AutoForecast Solutions


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Joe McCabe leads data specialist AutoForecast Solutions (AFS), including its global light vehicle production and sales, powertrain, drivetrain, and alternative propulsion forecasts. He leads a team of analysts dedicated to the automotive sector covering data, planning software solutions and in identifying new business opportunities whilst mitigating risk. McCabe has more than 25 years’ experience in automotive forecasting including at leading firms including AutoFacts, PwC and AutomotiveCompass before AFS. He has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.


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Greg Megerian

Director of Logistics

Adient


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Greg joined seat supplier, Adient in February 2019 after spending over 14 years at International Automotive Components as the Global Logistics Manager. His current role as Director of Logistics – Americas encompasses the sourcing and operations of logistics at Adient. Greg studied Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University and is a licensed US customs broker.


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David Klanecky

Chief Executive Officer

Retriev Technologies & Battery Solutions


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David is the Chief Executive Officer of Retriev Technologies & Battery Solutions. His impressive, over 25-year career is in research & development, operations, commercial, and strategic leadership roles across numerous innovative industries, including the global lithium business, energy storage, and several specialty materials industries. While working at Piedmont Lithium, Albemarle, and Dow Chemical he had expansive assignments in Spain, Switzerland, Australia, and China, that brought out his passion for travel and culture. He is a Chemical Engineer with an Executive MBA in Global Management, and focuses on safety, operations, talent development, and innovation.

Previous Automotive Logistics Speakers



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George Grahovac

Department Lead - Supply Chain Delivery

Honda Development and Manufacturing of America


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George leads the teams at Honda that manage the delivery of parts to and from the NA network of 950+ suppliers and the US Domestic Transportation Network. In the past George has also managed the import and distribution of parts from five global regions, the consolidation and export of parts to ten global production hubs, and the management of several supply chain supporting functions. He has been at Honda for 32 years, serving in various supply chain management capacities including assignments within the US, Mexico and Japan. George is passionate about supply chain management and driving greater supply chain efficiency and effectiveness through technology, human relations, and business acumen. He has a degree in industrial engineering and further business education from the Ohio State University Fisher School of Business.


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Raman Mehta

SVP & CIO

Johnson Electric


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Raman is SVP and CIO of Johnson Electric, a multi-national supplier serving the automotive, industrial and medical industries, and is responsible for the digital transformation and acceleration of the company’s industry 4.0 journey. Prior to joining Johnson Electric earlier this year, Raman spent 4 years at Visteon as VP and CIO and leader of global IT, including design, development and implementation of global platforms and processes to increase performance. Prior to Visteon, Ramen held CIO roles at manufacturing service provider Fabrinet and automotive supplier EWIE Company, and was a director at Oracle for more than 13 years. Mehta has an MBA from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, a Bachelor of Engineering in electrical and electronics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India.


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Anu Goel

Executive Vice-President, Group After Sales & Services

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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Steve Brown

vice-president of parts supply chain planning

Toyota Motor North America


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Steve Brown is responsible for parts supply chain planning, which includes Toyota’s production parts and service parts supply chains across North America. He oversees teams responsible for central planning and coordination of parts logistics, route engineering, new model planning, IT systems and sustainability initiatives for logistics. He also works closely with service parts planning as part of Toyota’s integrated parts supply chain function. Steve has worked with Toyota for more than 30 years across assembly, production control and logistics. He is based at Toyota’s North American headquarters in Plano, Texas.


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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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Andrea Budzynski

Manager, Global Logistics Engineering & Planning

General Motors


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Andrea Budzynski is the Manager of Logistics Engineering and Planning for all inbound material movement to production sites for General Motors North America. In this role, she oversees teams that handle future network planning, strategic engineering projects, route engineering, international and domestic mode/route planning and financial forecasting. Upon joining GM in 2014, Andrea led the creation of the in-house strategic engineering team, developing engineering standards and processes. Her previous experience includes working with multiple clients as a manager in third-party logistics solutions design.


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Ryan Etherton

Sr. Manager of Transportation and Logistics

American Axle & Manufacturing


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Ryan Etherton is the Sr. Manager of Transportation and Logistics in the current role with American Axle & Manufacturing for the last 3 years. Ryan’s current responsibilities include supporting the development and deployment of AAM’s Logistics strategies, Policies and Procedures and operational execution. Ryan is AAM’s Global lead over International Air and Ocean Transportation and Transportation representative for AAM’s Sustainability Council. Ryan has over 15 years of professional Supply Chain experience working for Global Tier 1 Suppliers to the Automotive Industry.


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Doug Cantriel

FCSD Head of North America Transportation

Ford Motor Company


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Doug has over 30 years of experience in the warehousing, distribution, transportation, and logistics space; over 20 years in industry and 10 years in consulting. Doug has worked for or with some of the top industry leaders, Blue Yonder, Capgemini, CHEP, Coca-Cola, Costco, Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Dell, Delta Airlines, DHL Express, Johnson Controls, Pepsi, Southwest Airlines, UPS, and YRC Freight.
Doug has run large scale global operations, global consulting practices, and implemented solutions for several Fortune 100 companies. He brings a very pragmatic and straightforward approach while strategically striving forward with big vision transformative ideas.


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Kevin M. Butt

Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability

Toyota Motor North America, Inc.


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Mr. Kevin Butt is the Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability for Toyota’s North American Environmental Sustainability Programs. He is responsible for the development of Environmental Sustainability Programs and related Regulatory/Legislative development for all of Toyota’s North American operations. Mr. Butt serves on several boards including the National Wildlife Habitat Council (Past Chair), Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, World Wildlife Fund National Council, North American Great Plains Advisory Board, Yellowstone Park’s Yellowstone Forever Board (Chairman), National Environmental Education Foundation (Vice Chair) and the Pollinator Partnership Board, Supplier Partnership for the Environment (Chairman).
Mr. Butt has a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science from Georgetown College.