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Southern Automotive Conference (SAC)

October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm

The roster of speakers scheduled to attend this year's SAC reads like a who's who of the South's smartest and savviest automotive thought leaders. Don't miss this opportunity to gain exposure, garner insight and network with new business prospects at the Premier Automotive Event of the South.

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THE HEADS-UP ON WHO'S WHO

KAY IVEY
Alabama Governor
GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER

JAY TIMMONS
President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER

 

LINDSAY CHAPPELL
Industry Editor,
Automotive News
OEM PANEL MODERATOR

STUART C. COUNTESS
Chief Administrative Officer, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia
OEM PANELIST

JASON HOFF
President and Chief Executive Officer, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International
OEM PANELIST

CHRIS SUSOCK
Vice President, Production Operations, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC
OEM PANELIST

 

JEFF TOMKO
President, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC
OEM PANELIST

DAVID FERNANDES President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Inc.
OEM PANELIST

 

MITCH BAINWOL
President and CEO,
Auto Alliance
GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER

BRIAN SULLIVAN
Vice President, Powertrain Operations and Battery Plant, Nissan North America, Inc.
GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER

ED CASTILE
Deputy Secretary of Commerce for Workforce Programs
GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER

NICK PATTERSON
Journalist,
Southern Automotive Alliance
GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER

FRANK CHESTNUT
Continuous Improvement Manager, AIDT
GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER

GREG CANFIELD
Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary
GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER

 

TOM LAKE
Vice President,
North American Purchasing,
Honda North America, Inc.
GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER

LEE THUSTON
Managing Partner,
Burr & Forman
GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER

BILLY CANARY
President and CEO,
Business Council of Alabama
GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER

JULIE FREAM
President and CEO, Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
DIAMOND CELEBRATION SPEAKER

KIM WILLIAMS
Regional Director of Operations,
Tenneco Clean Air North America
INNOVATION TEST TRACK JUDGE

BOB JOHNSON
Engine Plant Manager, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC
INNOVATION TEST TRACK JUDGE

ROBERT CRUTCHFIELD
Executive Director,
Innovate Birmingham
INNOVATION TEST TRACK JUDGE

INGA VON SEELEN
Vice President, Product Group NAFTA Hub USA, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
INNOVATION TEST TRACK JUDGE

RYAN MILLER
Associate Director for External Relations, Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence,
The University of Mississippi
BREAKOUT SESSION MODERATOR

JASON CRAIN
PE, CCM, Construction Management Leader, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKER

BHARAT BALASUBRAMANIAN
Ph.D, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, The University of Alabama
BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKER

TONY COMELLA
SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Account Executive, Supply Chain Services International, LLC (SCSI)
BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKER

JOHN BRADBURN
Global Manager of Waste Reduction, General Motors
BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKER

LISA DECAROLIS
Risk Control Consultant, CNA
BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKER

ERIK FIELDS
Director, Process Engineering, Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant, Nissan North America, Inc.
BREAKOUT SESSION PANELIST

PASCAL AUBURTIN
Vice President and General Manager, EFI Automotive
BREAKOUT SESSION PANELIST

ASHLEY FRYE
Executive Director, Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association
BREAKOUT SESSION PANELIST

STEPHANIE MANGINI
Corporate Communications Manager, Volvo Car U.S. Operations
BREAKOUT SESSION PANELIST

CATHY FISHER
President, Quistem, LLC
BREAKOUT SESSION PANELIST

WILLIAM WAPPLER
President and CEO, Surgere
INDUSTRY 4.0 PANELIST

SVEN DHARMANI
Global Supply Chain Leader, Automotive Sector and Principal, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
INDUSTRY 4.0 PANELIST

GUILLAUME QUENTIN
Senior Manager, Finished Vehicle Logistics Strategy and Quality, Nissan North America
INDUSTRY 4.0 PANELIST

JOHN MACK
Director of Business Development and Government Affairs, FORCAM
BREAKOUT SESSION PANELIST

SCOTT SHORROCK
Vice President of Operations, voestalpine AG
BREAKOUT SESSION PANELIST

RICK YOUNGBLOOD
Director of Powertrain Manufacturing, Nissan North America
BREAKOUT SESSION PANELIST

FRANK W. ERVIN III
Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Project, MMSDC
BREAKOUT SESSION PANELIST

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Details

Start:
October 4 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 6 @ 5:00 pm

Organizer

AAMA

Venue

BJCC
Birmingham, AL United States + Google Map