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Howard Chang

Senior Manager, North American Vehicle Logistics and Port Operation

Porsche Cars North America


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Howard is responsible for overseeing all vehicle logistical activities from Port to Dealer in the United States. His task is to plan, organize and manage the process to ensure all Porsche vehicles are properly received and delivered. Prior to this position, Howard was responsible for Delivery Quality. Howard has been with Porsche since 2003 and held various positions within the company.


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Patrick Manzi

Chief Economist

National Automobile Dealers Association


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Patrick Manzi is NADA’s Chief Economist. In this role, Patrick works with both NADA as well the American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of NADA. Patrick regularly speaks to various audiences about the auto industry and is responsible for many of the association’s monthly and annual economic reports including NADA Data and ATD Data. Prior to joining NADA Patrick was a graduate research assistant at the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research where he co-authored several economic impact reports for public and private clients in West Virginia and the surrounding regions. A native West Virginian, Patrick received both his undergraduate and doctorate degrees in Economics from West Virginia University. Patrick currently resides in Falls Church, VA.


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Chris Styles

Senior Director Supply Chain Management Logistics

Nissan North America


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Chris Styles is vice president, supply chain management, North America. He was appointed to this position in March 2021. In this role, Styles is responsible for overseeing supply chain activities for all production parts and finished vehicle distribution in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. 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.


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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. Steven holds degrees in Business Administration from University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and a Masters of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.


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Anu Goel

Executive Vice-President, 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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Alfredo Riquelme

Finished Vehicle Logistics Manager

Renault Mexico


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Alfredo Riquelme is a graduate from UNAM university in Mexico city with a degree in Electromechanical engineering. With over 30 years of experience working in the Automotive and Equipment sectors, he has held a number of senior purchasing and logistics roles. He joined Renault in 2000, leading projects within the purchasing function. For the last 15 years he's responsible for the Finished Vehicles Logistics and Distribution in Mexico, ensuring a fluid and efficient supply chain from production to dealer networks.


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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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Nick Thompson

Operations Manager, Finished Vehicle Logistics

FCA North America


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Nick Thompson was named manager of Finished Vehicle Operations at FCA - North America in July 2017 overseeing vehicle distribution activities within North America, including imports and exports. Prior to this, Thompson worked in Supplier Delivery Risk Management operations. Since joining the Company in 2012, Thompson has held various roles within the Finished Vehicle Logistics group. Initially overseeing operations for its vehicle distribution centers as well as multiple assembly plants in the region. Thompson also completed a rotation in Truckload Procurement as well as Network Optimization. Thompson began his career working for J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., in its Dedicated Contract Services division. Thompson holds a master’s degree from Ferris State University (2011) and a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management from Michigan State University (2005).


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Ivan Hernandez

Director

NAFTA Transportation


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Ivan leads the transport procurement team for Daimler in North America, which sources supply chain solutions for all Daimler business units in North America including MBUSA, MBUSI, Daicom, MB Extra, MB Canada, MB Mexico and all the Daimler Trucks North America sites. His department covers all modes and types of transport including air freight, full and part truckloads, parcels and intermodal transport across inbound, aftermarket and finished vehicles. Ivan joined Daimler in 2002 and has held positions in transport, operations, production and aftermarket operations. He has led the Worldwide Transportation Team in North America since 2014.


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Scott Cornell

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Glovis America Inc.


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Scott Cornell is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Glovis America Inc., responsible for all aspects of Glovis Operations including Finished Vehicle Logistics, Non - Core Business Units, Strategy and Business Development. Cornell has over 30 years of logistics experience which includes responsibility for global divisions while domiciled in both Europe and the US. Cornell started his career as a Merchant Marine officer after receiving his degree in Transportation from SUNY Maritime College. He rose to the rank of master for unlimited tonnage vessels. During that time, he also served in the US Naval Reserve. His first shore side employment was with Hoegh Autoliners. Cornell then led the commercial activities of Liberty Maritime Corporation and then at Hyundai Glovis, where he establish the US Ocean commercial activities. He was appointed to Chief Operating Officer at Glovis America Inc. in June, 2019.