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    Finished Vehicle Logistics 2022


    The in-person Finished Vehicle Logistics conference is returning! We are thrilled to announce that our 12th conference will be held on June 7-9, 2022, at the stunning Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach!

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    Javier Quijano
    Senior Manager - Global Trade

    Javier Quijano is a Senior Manager in EY’s Global Trade practice based in Detroit. He has over 10 years experience in trade and compliance issues specifically for the automotive industry, managing trade related activities across multiple jurisdictions. An active leader in advising US and Mexican government and ...

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    Kevin Takai
    Senior Manager, Logistics Operations


    Originally from the Metro Detroit Area, Kevin has worked in the Automotive Logistics Industry for the past 9 years. With a bachelor’s degree in packaging engineering from Michigan State University, that is where he began his career before making the transition to logistics operations in ...

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    Tara Brewer
    IT Analyst Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) Program, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security


    Ms. Brewer serves as a cybersecurity analyst for the Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) program with Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CISA is the Nation’s risk manager, empowering partner organizations to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and ...

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    ​Eric Francucci
    Carlisle & Company, Inc.


    Eric Francucci manages the execution of Carlisle’s Operations Excellence portfolio. As part of his role, he has been based in Europe on a multi-year engagement supporting the improvement of three 3PL-run motor vehicle facilities. Eric has completed multiple other Carlisle engagements including an inventory strategy project for a European auto parts manufacturer. Eric holds a B.A. in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University.

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    Amy Marzonie
    Director of Operational Excellence
    Carlisle & Company, Inc.


    Amy Marzonie is Director of Operations Excellence at Carlisle & Company, focusing on the optimization of global supply chain operations through network design, inventory management, and warehouse layout and processes. Previously, Amy held leadership positions at General Motors in Global Business Planning, ...

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    Joseph Comartin
    Consul General of Canada
    Government of Canada


    Joe Comartin was appointed as Canada’s Consul General to Detroit in autumn of 2018, and is responsible for the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. His career spans the private and public sectors, and most recently academia. Mr. Comartin began his career as a civil litigation ...

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    James Buckingham
    Director Customs & Logistics
    Nikola Motor Company


    James Buckingham has over 25 years of experience in logistics and international trade. He joined hydrogen fuel cell truck manufacturer and electric vehicle start-up Nikola Motor Corporation in March 2019. Prior to this, he spent over 13 years leading Volvo group’s Customs and Trade function in North America. James started his career at Yusen Global Logistics as an export clerk, working his way up to Assistant Branch Manager. He then spent time as both Import Manager and Customs Compliance Manager for retailer, Dollar Tree Stores. James is a U.S. Licensed Customs Broker.

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    Michael Pipia
    Global Logistics Manager
    Guardian Glass


    Mike has 40 years plus of international logistics experience. His career started with FedNav Ltd, an international ocean carrier based in Montreal CA., in port and vessel operations, sales and marketing in the US. Spending 19 years at General Motors Corp., he managed both import/export of built-up ...

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    Greg Slawson
    VP Global Vertical Lead - Automotive
    DSV Air & Sea Inc.


    Greg brings nearly 30 years of senior automotive experience at OEM, tier one and logistics service provider level. He has also worked as a supply chain consultant for a big four consultancy and as CEO of a clean technology company. Greg’s deep and broad experience of ...

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    Eric Thorsen
    GVP Technical Presales and Field CTO
    JDA Software


    Eric Thorsen has been part of innovative technology for nearly 20 years, starting his Enterprise software career as a NetWeaver Technical Solutions Engineer at SAP. Eric helped to craft and deliver the NetWeaver story as a competitive advantage, winning strategic deals at Luxottica, Target, and Walmart ...

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    Joseph Gemma Jr
    CEO - Americas
    KUKA Robotics Corporation US


    Mr. Joe Gemma has 30 plus years of experience working in the automation industry, 12 years working for a System Integrator and the last 20+ years working for a Robotics OEM. Strongly supporting the industry by participating on the RIA Board of Directors as Vice-Chair and has ...

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    Amy Paulsen
    Vice President, Logistics
    Rivian Automotive

    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 ...

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    Kendra Phillips
    CTO & VP New Products
    Ryder System, Inc.


    Kendra Phillips is Chief Technology Officer and Vice President New Products for Ryder System, Inc, a Fortune 500 commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions company. In this position, she is responsible for overseeing the evaluation, development and deployment of new technologies and digital products for the Supply Chain and Dedicated Transportation Solution businesses.

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    Jeffrey Richards
    JSR Supply Chain Solutions


    Jeffrey Richards has spent his career in the automotive industry with General Motors, Delphi, and Aptiv. After receiving his Masters and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, he spent the first part of his career in Engineering before focusing on Supply Chain. Since 2000, he has been responsible for Supply Chain Operations and had various Sr. Executive roles in Logistics, Production Control (Materials Management) and Supplier Quality. He has also spent 3 years located in Shanghai, China, responsible for Asia Pacific Logistics for Delphi. Jeff has led all elements of Supply Chain Operations and has had responsibility for more than $1B in inventory, $700M in logistics, and Supplier Quality for more than 7B parts received per month. Jeff left Aptiv and formed JSR Supply Chain Solutions LLC, a Supply Chain Management Consulting company, in April 2019. He is now focused on applying his leadership experience and knowledge to other companies and industries.

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    Trish Zarik
    Consultant Finished Vehicle Logistics


    Trish Zarik joined AIAG as a Consultant to lead the Finished Vehicle Logistics Group. Zarik is an innovative thinker with broad-based expertise in automotive logistics and supply chain management. Her previous leadership positions include Vice-President/Managing Director of the Automotive Logistics Group at Circle International (now known as ...