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OESA and Harbour Results Inc. 2017 Automotive Tooling Update

November 2, 2017, The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and Harbour Results, Inc. (HRI) announce the 2017 Automotive Tooling Update on Nov. 2, 2017, at The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI. This meeting will provide attendees with automotive tooling market intelligence and insights critical for the health of the entire automotive industry.

OESA President and CEO, Julie A. Fream, will open the meeting with an update and insights from OESA’s Tooling Council – a peer group of tooling company executives that address issues of common concern among tool makers. Joining Fream will be HRI experts including: Laurie Harbour, president and CEO, James Ricci, chief technology officer, James Murphy, senior manager, Robert Kimmel, senior manager, and Scott Walton, chief operating officer. The HRI team will provide valuable information and in-depth analysis of current tooling practices while exploring tooling industry trends. Harbour will also offer a high-level breakdown of “What Does the Future Hold?”

In addition, Jeff Schuster, senior vice president, forecasting, LMC Automotive, will provide a forward-looking industry forecast and Troy Nix, executive director, American Mold Builders Association (AMBA), will offer his insight into how to lead through uncertain times.

The event will conclude with a panel of OEM tooling representatives that will share insights into working with each company, as well as their tooling needs and plans for the coming years. OEM panelists include:

  • Mike Burns, Global Vendor Tooling Manager, Ford Motor Company
  • Ronald Evans, Senior Manager, TAG, FCA USA, LLC
  • James Mastronardi, RNPO Vendor Tooling, Nissan Group of North America

This meeting is geared toward Tier 1 suppliers, OEM purchasing, and sales, marketing and engineering professionals in the automotive mold and die industry. Thought leadership on the automotive tooling industry, hallmarks of a robust tooling process, best practices and lessons learned will be key takeaways.

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