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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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Rick Wishon

Planning and Communication Manager

Toyota Logistics Services


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Rick Wishon has 22 years with Toyota Motor North America. He worked 14 year as a Senior Application Technology Manager on the Toyota Vehicle Systems. Rick has worked in Toyota Logistics Services since 2012 as the Highway Transportation Manager and Planning and Communications Manager. As the Highway Transportation Manager, Rick was part of the team that helped Toyota navigate through the 2013-2014 Polar Vortex supply chain disruptions. In moving into the TLS Planning role he has led large scale Finished Vehicle Transportation Network changes across North America. Rick’s efforts have helped Toyota realize a more cost efficient and resilient Finished Vehicle Logistics Network.


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Monica Schmickler

WW Transport Logistics - Head of Strategy, Purchasing & Quality

Daimler AG


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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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Marc Brazeau

Head of Logistics

FCA US


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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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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.


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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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Steven Jernigan

Director – Finished Vehicle Logistics

Nissan North America, Inc.


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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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Chris Styles

Director Sénior, Gestión de Cadena de Suministros, Logística

Nissan Norteamérica


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Chris es el responsable de logística de vehículos terminados, logística de piezas de producción entrantes, transporte de piezas de servicio, ingeniería de embalaje de proveedores y estrategia de logística de Nissan North America, Inc., que incluye Canadá, EE.UU. y México. Anteriormente trabajó como Director de Logística en Canadá y EEUU en la organización de Gestión de Cadena de Suministro de Nissan como Director de Adquisiciones para las operaciones de Nissan en México, también trabajó como Director de Adquisiciones de Logística y Postventa/Accesorios en la región de las Américas. Antes de unirse a Nissan, Chris ocupo puestos de gestión de logística en la venta de piezas para automóviles y empresas de logística de terceros para automóviles tanto en EE.UU. como en México.


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Mark Boucher

Director of Vehicle Logistics

Volkswagen Group of America


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Mark joined the Volkswagen Group of America in 2008 and has been the Director of Vehicle Logistics since 2015. He currently has full responsibility for the processing and distribution of all Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley and Bugatti automobiles in the United States. Prior to taking on his current role, Mark spent several years as the Senior Manager of Port Operations & Metrics with daily operational responsibility for all 4 port locations and the domestic assembly plant in Tennessee. Mark played a key role in the planning and development of outbound operations for the Chattanooga assembly facility, which opened in 2011. Prior to joining VWGoA, Mark spent many years with the Norfolk Southern Corporation on the Automotive Marketing team and has worked in the finished vehicles logistics field for more than 17 years. Mark completed his BBA in Management at James Madison University and received his MBA from The College of William & Mary.


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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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Anna Weimers

Head of Global Outbound Logistics Engineering & Strategy

Volvo Car Group


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Anna has a broad background from various roles within Supply Chain Management and Business Development from SKF, Schenker and Volvo Cars. Within Volvo Cars Anna have held various roles within procurement spare parts logistics and finished vehicles logistics. Since 2020 Anna is responsible for Global Outbound Logistics Engineering & Strategy which covers a responsibility of defining and implementing Volvo Cars global outbound logistics network of the future.