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NEWS Original Equipment Suppliers Association

2019 Fourth Quarter │ Edition 3

OESA 2019 Strategic Insights Executive Briefing Series IV | December 12, 2019

IN THIS ISSUE... 2 4 5 7

The Suppliers' Voice MEMA News Technology Update Economic Update

9 Guest Column: Baker Tilly 11 OESA Events 13 Welcome New Members

15 OESA Council Highlight 17 OESA Event Calendar

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The Suppliers’

I recently celebrated my six-year anniversary at OESA, and it amazes me how much the industry has evolved in such a short period of time. The global automotive industry continues to undergo dramatic changes across the entire value chain. The three trends substantially driving the future of the industry are: A Shift From Transportation to Mobility Most consumers are not familiar with the term “mobility,” but they have shifted their thinking from the need to have their own transportation to deciding how they would like to be transported. Mobility expands the boundaries between public and private transportation; vehicle sharing and ownership; and who, if anyone, is behind the wheel. A New Global Landscape The recent changes in the global political environment are challenging the automotive sector to adapt to new trade and tariff policies. OEMs and suppliers are reassessing their business models to better navigate new and modified trade policies and tariffs. The political landscape is reshaping the industry now more than ever. Advances in Automotive Technology Rapid-fire advances in vehicle innovation are due, in part, to suppliers bringing them to their OEM customers. Suppliers are working closer with their customers to design safer and cleaner vehicles. Externally, recent supplier mergers and acquisitions are enabling companies to access the talent and resources to produce new technologies. While there are differing opinions on how fast and how much these trends (and many others) will impact automotive suppliers, OESA works continuously on behalf of suppliers to understand emerging issues, explore opportunities and address these challenges. Additionally, OESA strives to foster intelligent collaboration throughout the supply chain and advocate on behalf of the supplier community. It remains an honor to champion the business interests of the automotive supplier community and I am excited about the future of OESA. Thank you for your support and for trusting OESA to represent your voice. As always, please feel free to contact me at 248.430.5963 or

Julie A. Fream President and CEO OESA OESA News - 2019 Fourth Quarter



It is Critical to Pass the USMCA Without Delay Ann Wilson Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, MEMA 202.312.9246 │

One of the first actions the Trump administration took in 2017 was to trigger the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). At almost a quarter of a century old, it was time. The agreement predated the internet, and does not adequately address digital trade, services liberalization, state enterprise restrictions, or emerging labor and environmental issues. The three countries got together to create a new North American trade deal, now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). MEMA participated in the entire process advocating for suppliers. USMCA was signed in November 2018, but it must be ratified by all three countries before it can take effect. Mexico ratified the agreement earlier this year. The U.S. and Canada have not, as of yet, voted to ratify it. The motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry has flourished for a generation under NAFTA, and now it is the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the United States. Together, parts makers are bigger than the auto makers themselves. As an industry, we represent almost 3 percent of the U.S. GDP and a total of 4.26 million jobs. This strength is only possible if a reliable trade agreement with Mexico and Canada is in place. They are our largest trade partners. Our neighbors to the north and the south purchase 20 percent of the total value of U.S. manufacturing output – more than the next 11 countries combined—and this supports about 2 million American manufacturing jobs and 43,000 small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S., according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

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Every other major manufacturing hub around the world, such as Asia and Europe, has a similar trade agreement with its neighbors. Eliminating a North American trade agreement would simply put U.S. companies at a significant disadvantage to their competitors abroad. The playing field would not be even. Finally, with stability comes investments. Putting a North American trade deal at risk puts investments at risk. Without a reliable agreement, companies could become wary of building or expanding production facilities here in the U.S. and may simply move them to where they feel more secure. And with that will go the technologies and advancements that have propelled our industry and set it on the right foot for the future. Of course, there are many other factors at work creating today’s international trade environment. But there is no doubt that the first step we need to take is to stabilize trade with our North American neighbors. It is critical. For this reason, MEMA/OESA has encouraged Congress to pass the USMCA without delay. We live and work in a global marketplace, and we need to make sure our companies can compete. With the USMCA, trade between the U.S., Mexico and Canada will be modernized to remain competitive with other manufacturing centers across the world, foster economic growth and confidence, and maintain stability in the supply chain.

MEMA NEWS MEMA is working to urge Congress to follow Mexico’s footsteps in passing USMCA. MEMA also continues to hold a series of roundtable events, inviting legislators to connect with motor vehicle parts manufacturers in their state to learn more about key issues affecting the industry, including USMCA. MEMA also joined more than 400 organizations and businesses in signing a letter

to Congress requesting that the USMCA is passed during the autumn season. MEMA, OESA, and representatives from member companies met in person with Vice President Mike Pence recently to emphasize our support for the USMCA. In addition, MEMA is urging members to visit its Action Center to send messages to Capitol Hill and encourage the passage of the proposed trade agreement.

Standing: (L-R) Peter Butterfield, Chairman and CEO, Omega Holdings; Jens Schuler, President Global Sales & Marketing Automotive Aftermarket, Schaeffler Group USA, INC.; Julie A. Fream, President and CEO, OESA; Vice President Mike Pence; Ramzi Hermiz, President and CEO, Shiloh Industries, Inc.; Mike Mansuetti, President, Robert Bosch LLC, Eric Sills, President and CEO, Standard Motor Products, Inc.; Ann Wilson, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, MEMA Sitting: (L-R) James Tobin, Chief Marketing Officer and President, Magna Asia, Magna International, Inc.; Bill Long, President and CEO, MEMA; Charles Johnson, CEO, OptiCat; Françoise Colpron, President, Valeo North America

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Future U.S. Fuel Economy Standards are Becoming More Complicated and Uncertain Brian Daugherty Chief Technology Officer, MEMA 248.430.5966 │

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that 13 out of the 18 major OEMs selling vehicles in the U.S. fell short of the 2017 model year fuel economy standards before credits were applied. 2017 is the last year for which official data is available. The U.S. fleet was 1.5 mpg below the required fuel economy standard – which represents a significantly greater shortfall than the 0.5 mpg shortfall in 2016. Most OEMs used banked credits to fill the gap, but FCA is expected to pay a $79M fine for 2017 – even after applying credits purchased from Tesla and others. As fuel economy standards continue to tighten further over the next two years, the gap is expected to widen, and OEMs will need to continue using banked credits to make up for the shortfall. NHTSA also stated that more automakers were failing to comply with fuel economy standards in MY2018 and MY2019 and that penalties would therefore continue to increase.

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The U.S. is nearing the release of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Green House Gas (GHG) regulations rulemaking to cover MY2021 – MY2026. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by NHTSA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 2, 2018, had a wide range of possible options, so the content of the final rulemaking is the subject of much speculation. After initially signaling that the favored approach was to “flatline” the standards after MY2020, it now appears that a gradual increase will be proposed – probably in the range of 0.5 percent to 1.5 percent per year. This is good news for suppliers of the advanced engine technologies that will allow OEMs to meet these stricter targets. Meanwhile, California and 22 other states sued the Federal government on September 20th after the U.S. revoked California’s exemption that allows it to set state fuel economy regulations separate from those established by the EPA and NHTSA. The exemption allows other states to adopt California’s stricter standards. The prospect of a lengthy legal battle adds further uncertainty to the fuel economy requirements that are just around the corner in terms of vehicle planning. OEMs and their suppliers face the prospect of having multiple fuel economy standards along with the potential for sudden changes in those standards based on court decisions. MEMA and OESA will continue to advocate for in discussions with regulators for one national fuel economy program.


In addition, California and four OEMs announced on July 25th that they had reached a voluntary agreement to further improve fuel economy. Under this agreement, OEMs gain a lower rate of fuel economy increases than those proposed by the Obama Administration for MY2021 – MY2025 for California and the 13 follow-on states that have adopted California’s CO2 emission and fuel economy standards, but higher than those expected to be proposed by the U.S. It also allows each Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) to be counted twice in state OEM fleet fuel economy calculations and PlugIn Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) to be counted 1.6x. The existing U.S. fuel economy standards currently have similar BEV and PHEV multipliers, but they phase out quickly over the next several years. While multipliers can incentivize use of a particular technology such as BEVs, they essentially count non-existent, high mpg vehicles in the fuel economy averages. This falsely increases the fleet average and doesn’t help the environment as much as adding additional fuel saving technologies to the rest of the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles being produced.

Automotive OEMs and suppliers have produced many fuel economy innovations over the last several decades including downsized and turbocharged engines, advanced transmissions, continuously variable valve timing, electrification of pumps and valves, higher pressure fuel rails and injectors, and selective cylinder deactivation. These innovations will continue, as well as the development of new high thermal efficiency Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) and other technologies, that will continue to improve ICE efficiency. U.S. Highway Fatalities Decreased in 2018 NHTSA announced that U.S. highway fatalities dropped 2.4 percent to 36,560 in 2018. This is the second year in a row of reduced fatalities and NHTSA credited advanced safety technology as a primary factor. Unfortunately, both pedestrian and cyclist fatalities increased – up 3.4% and 6.3% respectively – and most of these occurred after dark. As Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology continue to improve and application rates increase – especially with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), we will hopefully continue to see significant further decreases in fatality rates.

Contact Brian Daughtery to learn more about new vehicle technology trends and its impact on the industry. He can also share information about the quarterly Mobility Supplier Forums held in Silicon Valley and the OESA Advanced Technology Council. Both are designed to keep industry stakeholders informed of new vehicle technology. OESA News - 2019 Fourth Quarter



Light Vehicle Sales Environment Offers Risks and Rewards Mike Jackson Executive Director, Strategy and Research 248.430.5954 │

Today’s global automotive planning environment encompasses a dynamic time in our industry. A tremendous number of opportunities exist as the industry looks to deploy a broader range of advanced technologies of safety and convenience, while boosting fuel efficiency and reducing emissions. Since the great recession, global vehicle sales and production have consistently marched toward new industry highs, fueled by China’s ascendancy to the largest vehicle market in the world. In 2018, the global economy grew by 3.6%, benefitting from strong growth in core markets including the U.S. (2.9%), China (6.6%) and India (7.4%). A range of headwinds have surfaced in 2019, pulling global GDP down to 3.0% in the current year, while maintaining a holding pattern at 3.0% growth in 2020. The slowing global economy has contributed to sharply lower new vehicle demand in 2019. After slipping 1% in 2018, global light vehicle sales are set to fall 4% in 2019 to 90.5 million units, a decline of nearly 4.0 million units. The magnitude of the sales collapse is compounded by the speed of the sales

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reversal, due to sharply lower sales in China, set to plunge 7% in 2019. Though China’s impact dominates the global sales decline, the global vehicle demand environment is broadly negative. In 2019, every region is set to post a material sales decline, aside from Western Europe, which only manages to achieve flat sales, maintaining its no-growth pace from 2018. Closer to home, the U.S. light vehicle sales outlook continues to benefit from a protracted economic expansion that has now stretched beyond 10 years. Looking back at 2018, though late in the cycle, the vehicle sales environment reflected surprising strength as U.S. sales posted a modest increase (+.6%) to 17.3 million units. The economy grew by 2.9% in 2018, helped in part due to the passage of tax reform, which supported a meaningful increase in fleet sales due to an accelerated depreciation provision. Through mid2019, fleet volume posted a 6% increase from year ago levels to 1.63 million units. While positive, even more encouraging is the balanced growth of 6% between commercial and rental fleet volume, which offset weaker governmental fleet volume, which slumped 2%.


For 2019, the U.S. economy remains healthy, yet the pace of growth has slowed to 2.2% for the year. Through September, U.S. light vehicle sales slipped 1.4% to 12.8 million units, for a decline of nearly 180,000 units. Despite lower aggregate sales to date, the trend favoring light trucks continues, with Truck sales (Pickups + LCV Vans) up 3% to 2.96 million units (+94K units), while SUV sales grew 2% to 6.1 million units (+143K units). The passenger car market remains sizable, holding 28.9% of U.S. light vehicle sales, yet remains in decline. Facing profitability pressures, the category continues to erode with year-to-date sales down 10% to 3.69 million units. Looking ahead, U.S. sales in 2019 are forecast to maintain the current 1.4% rate of decline, slipping to 17.1 million units, down nearly 250,000 units. Heading into 2020, U.S. auto sales are forecast to fall by nearly 400,000 units, to 16.7 million units, according to the latest OESA Affiliate Forecast Matrix. This accelerated shift toward light trucks has ushered in a significant change in the industry but also a tremendous opportunity. Industry transaction prices reflect that both passenger cars and sport utilities have achieved a nearly $2,000 increase in average

transaction price between 2010 and 2018. More importantly, SUVs have established and maintain a tremendous advantage in pricing power over passenger cars, holding a nearly $7,000 advantage in average transaction price over the past nine years. As of 2018, light trucks, including SUVs, accounted for more than 70% of U.S. light vehicle sales, opening a door to an expanded revenue stream of more profitable content and program opportunities. Though consumer adoption of vehicle electrification strategies has grown more slowly than many had anticipated, regulations are expected to accelerate such efforts, especially within the light truck category. Suppliers can benefit by capitalizing on their deep expertise within light truck segments to offer a broader range of products and solutions. Higher margin trucks and SUVs offer unique product attributes, for a growing customer demographic that is willing and able to pay a considerable premium due to inherent functionality, duty cycle and prestige.

Contact Mike Jackson to learn more about economic and industry trends. He can also share information on the quarterly Automotive Supplier Barometer and the OESA CFO and CPO Councils. OESA News - 2019 Fourth Quarter



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OESA EVENTS Members-Only Ford Purchasing and Engineering Town Hall Meeting / Dec. 4 OESA members are invited to attend the 14th Annual OESA Members-Only Ford Purchasing and Engineering Town Hall on Dec. 4, 2019, at the The Henry, Autograph Collection in Dearborn, Mich., featuring Hau Thai-Tang, chief product development & purchasing officer, Ford Motor Company. Thai-Tang will provide Ford purchasing and engineering update and participate in an interactive Q&A. Executives joining Thai-Tang include Matt Godlewski, director, government relations, who will provide a government relations update, and Ted Cannis, global director, electric vehicle, who will provide an update on Ford’s electrification strategy. Lisa Drake, vice president, global powertrain and purchasing operations, and Dave Filipe, vice president, powertrain engineering, will join them for the Q&A session. Additional Ford Motor Company purchasing executives will be available for one-on-one networking. Current and prospective Ford Motor Company suppliers and those interested in learning more about Ford's future strategic plans are encouraged to attend this annual event. Executive Industry Sponsor:

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Industry Disruptors Series Meeting Featuring Karma Group / Dec. 11 OESA is pleased to host the 2019 Industry Disruptors Series with thought leaders that are defining the new mobility landscape. The next Disruptors event will feature Lewis Liu, vice president of business development and strategy, Karma Automotive, on Dec. 11, 2019, at The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Mich. Southern California-based Karma Group, best known as a creator of luxury electric vehicles, has emerged as a high-tech incubator to help innovators prove their emerging technologies. Featured at the meeting will be the Revero GT - a luxury electric vehicle powered by dual electric motors that embodies Karma’s goals of offering leading automotive design, technology, customization and an outstanding customer experience. Karma Automotive is looking for suppliers, innovators, engineers and designers that want to work with a different kind of car company. OESA members and industry guests may register for events at For registration assistance, contact OESA at 248.952.6401 or 11 │ OESA News - 2019 Fourth Quarter

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OESA EVENTS Strategic Insights Executive Briefing Series IV / Dec. 12 OESA invites supplier industry executives, analysts and strategy professionals to gain expert insights at the next OESA Strategic Insights Executive Briefing, for an Automotive Outlook and Industry Risk Assessment on Dec. 12, 2019, at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Michigan. Attendees will gain on actionable intelligence to inform strategic planning frameworks. Jeff Schuster, president, Americas operation and global vehicle forecasting, LMC Automotive, will share a detailed automotive sector outlook and provide a strategic assessment of North America including a discussion on electrification strategies. Schuster will expand on rising risks within the global landscape that offer headwinds and opportunities. Jason Coffman, U.S. automotive consulting leader, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, will share compelling takeaways from Deloitte’s detailed market and consumer research. Then Neal Ganguli, U.S. automotive supplier practice leader, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, and Ryan Robinson, automotive research leader, Deloitte LLP, will address the impact of disruptive forces shaping the industry and sophisticated global supply chains.

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OESA 2020 Consumer Electronics Show Supplier Briefing / Jan. 6, 2020 OESA announces the OESA 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Supplier Briefing on Jan. 6, 2020, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. Senior industry experts from KPMG and IHS Markit will discuss megatrends and provide attendees with a panel-style expert preview of what to look for and be aware of at the 2020 CES. Gary Silberg, partner and the Americas head of automotive, KPMG LLP, will discuss the foundational layer for many of today’s major megatrends. IHS Markit experts David Trippany, associate director, automotive supply chain and technology, Mark C. Boyadjis, global technology lead, automotive advisory services, Egil Juliussen, Ph.D., director of research & principal analyst, automotive technology, Brian Rhodes, connected car research lead, and Phil Amsrud, senior principal analyst, automotive electronics and semiconductors will share insights on automotive electronics, connectivity, mobility futures, software trends, ADAS and more. Note: Separate registration is required to attend the CES. Exclusive Sponsors:

OESA members and industry guests may register for events at For registration assistance, contact OESA at 248.952.6401 or OESA News - 2019 Fourth Quarter

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ATCO Industries, Inc.

Member Representative: Evan Quasney, Senior Director Solutions Alternate Representative: Paul Mullens, Regional Vice President

Member Representative: Dan Kendzior, Director, Sales Alternate Representative: Sarkis Atikian, CEO

50 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Country: United States (415) 742-8199

Anaplan, Inc. (NYSE: PLAN) is pioneering the category of Connected Planning. Its platform, powered by proprietary Hyperblock® technology, purpose-built for Connected Planning, enables dynamic, collaborative, and intelligent planning. Large global enterprises use its solution to connect people, data, and plans to enable real-time planning and decision-making in rapidly changing business environments to give customers a competitive advantage. Based in San Francisco, Anaplan has over 20 offices globally, 175 partners, and more than 1,250 customers worldwide.

ATCO Industries, Inc. 7200 15 Mile Road Sterling Heights, MI 48312 (586) 531-2736

ATCO Industries was formed in 1980, when its co-founder and president found that many quality inspection companies provided services that were less than extraordinary for automotive suppliers. Thus, ATCO Industries was born. ATCO uses full-time employees in its quality inspection and containment programs, thus ensuring the customer is provided with exceptional and highly-efficient service. Over the past four decades, ATCO has grown beyond its inspection and containment roots to include additional services such as supplier development, warehousing/logistics, manufacturing and technical services.


1050 Crown Pointe Parkway, Suite 170 Atlanta, GA 30338 (470) 747-8632 Member Representative: Kurt Wyman, Chief Revenue Officer Alternate Representative: Bo Hagler, CEO Since 2000, LiveSource has helped some of the world’s largest complex manufacturers know what’s coming. It’s the only solution that is built for direct spend, built to connect all the moving parts, and built to adapt quickly to change. Born in the cloud, the application platform specializes in strategic sourcing, quality, tooling and supplier performance management. That’s why industry leaders across the world like Dana, Plastic Omnium, Vibracoustic, Safran, and Goodman Manufacturing turn to LiveSource to avoid hidden risks and stay competitive in a world of shrinking margins.

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Member Representative: Dimitri Podcerob, Vice President NA Alternate Representative: Dimitrios Kanakis, Application Engineering Manager NA

Member Representative: Diptii Tiiku, Senior Director Corporate Marketing Alternate Representative: Mark Thomas, Vice President, Marketing and Alliances

11525 Brougham Drive Sterling Heights, MI 48312 (586) 713-5533

Pfinder is represented in around 70 automobile production locations throughout the world as a problem-solving partner. Beyond this, Pfinder products have been deployed with great success for many years by automotive industry companies. Alongside the core products for “corrosion protection in vehicle manufacturing,” Pfinder also has a series of high-quality specialty products, including industrial cleaners, products for non-destructive testing and temporary and long-term corrosion protection for metallic building components

514 Bryant San Francisco, CA, 94107 (415) 608-8112

Ridecell helps companies build and operate profitable shared mobility businesses. With the company’s High-yield Shared Mobility™ toolkit of intelligent software, business services, and ecosystem partners, Ridecell customers maximize three key profit drivers: customer experience; fleet utilization; and operational efficiency. Today Ridecell powers some of the most successful shared mobility services in cities across Europe and North America. These services include ZITY from Ferrovial and Groupe Renault, Gig Car Share from AAA, Blu Smart, and Karma Mobility Experiences from Karma Automotive.Ridecell is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with more than 150 employees in offices across the globe.

Velcro USA, Inc.

95 Sundial Avenue Manchester, NH 03103 (603) 260-0810 Member Representative: Michael Neubert, Marketing & Communications Manager Alternate Representative: Roger Beech, OEM Business Development Manager Velcro Companies is a technology-driven, global organization that provides versatile, strong, reliable and durable fastening solutions that solve problems in simple, elegant and surprising ways. VELCRO® Brand products are used by businesses and consumers around the world and can be found in the Transportation, Medical, Packaging, Construction, Personal Care and Industrial markets. It has a heritage of innovation spanning more than 60 years and hold more than 400 active patents and numerous trademarks, including the VELCRO® trademark. To buy genuine VELCRO® Brand products and find out more about our company, visit

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Tis The Season...For Joint OESA Council Meetings OESA Executive Peer Group Councils are rated as one of the most valuable member benefits for automotive suppliers. They are designed to bring together supplier executives with similar job functions and industry challenges. Quarterly council meetings provide a forum to address issues of common concern, share best practices, and hear from industry thought leaders and subject matter experts. As with any business topic or industry challenge, topics cross functional lines. For times like this, OESA holds joint council sessions. These sessions provide industry executives the opportunity for cross functional conversation and idea sharing. Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability and Human Resources Joint Council Meeting In January, the OESA Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Council and the Human Resources (HR) Council will come together to discuss points of convergence in their roles and responsibilities. Designed specifically for the automotive supplier industry, members of the EHS&S Council meet quarterly to discuss relevant topics, such as health and safety standards implementation and audits, workplace performance improvement, and sustainability initiatives. Meeting agendas revolve around peer sharing and subject matter expert presentations from industry, government officials and MEMA’s legislative affairs group. Recent areas of focus include: EHS 2020 Mega-trends in the Changing World of Work; Collaborative Robots; and ISO 45001 Implementation Best Practices. Known for lively roundtable discussions, the HR Council draws on the specialized expertise of human resources executives. Subject matter experts discuss and share best practices on various topics, such as attracting and retaining specialized talent, developing benefits packages, implementing policies and expatriate assignments. Recent areas of focus include: Benefits Disruptors; Security in Mexico and Beyond; and Best Practices for an Aging Workforce. The joint meeting is January 30th at the OESA Conference Center. Scheduled Topics Include: • Return to Work – The Opportunities and Challenges • Creating and Executing a Safety Culture • An Update: Opioid, Marijuana and Drug Testing • Bringing Active Shooter Training to Your Company – A Panel Conversation To join the conversation on January 30th, please contact Karen Bohannon at or 248.430.5965. OESA welcome EHS&S and HR partners from the same organization to attend the meeting together for cross functional exchange

2020 EHS&S Meeting Dates May 12th August 11th November 13th

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2020 HR Meeting Dates April 30th July 30th October 29th

OESA EVENTS Automotive Public Relations and Communications Executives Joint Council Meeting In February, the Automotive Public Relations Council will join the Communications Executive Council members for a joint meeting as well. The topics will address relevant concerns of automotive marketing, communications and public relations professionals in the supplier space. The APRC is a network of corporate communications and public relations professionals within the automotive industry. The APRC is designed to provide professional development discussions and best practices that relate to issues and topics affecting public relations. Discussion topics include industry updates, media panels and working with OEM customers. Communications and marketing executives from supplier member organizations meet to address common marcomm issues, such as measuring marketing initiatives, improving global communications, social media and improving media relations with OEMs. CEC members are regularly invited to comment on industry topics in the media. The joint meeting is on February 5th at the OESA Conference Center. To join the conversation, contact Abby Napier at or 248.430.5957.

2020 APRC Meeting Dates April 1st July 22nd (joint with CEC) October 7th

2020 CEC Meeting Dates April 15th July 22nd (joint with APRC) November 18th

Learn more about any of the OESA Peer Group Councils at To determine eligibility requirements for councils, or to be a guest at a meeting, contact Ginger Juncker, Executive Director, Councils and Member Services, at or via 248.430.5953. OESA News - 2019 Fourth Quarter

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OESA EVENTS Upcoming OESA Events (Open for Registration)

Ford Purchasing and Engineering Town Hall

Dec. 4

The Henry Hotel, Dearborn, MI

Dec. 11

Industry Disruptors Series: Karma Group

Dec. 12

Strategic Insights Executive Briefing Series IV

Jan. 6

OESA 2020 Consumer Electronics Show Supplier Briefing

The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI

MSU Management Education Center, Troy, MI MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV

Upcoming Council Meetings:

Dec. 5

Sales Executive Council

Dec. 5

Warranty Management Council

Dec. 10

Chief Financial Officers Council

Dec. 11

Chief Executive Officers Council

Dec. 12

Enterprise Leadership Council

Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI OESA Conference Center, Southfield, MI OESA Conference Center, Southfield, MI The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI

OESA Conference Center, Southfield, MI

Upcoming 2020 OESA Town Hall Meetings Mark Your Calendar for the Members-Only OEM Town Hall Meetings

Feb. 5, 2020

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May 5, 2020

VW Town Hall - Save the Date

Aug. 20, 2020

FCA Town Hall - Save the Date

Nov. 19, 2020

Nissan Town Hall - Save the Date


Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI TBD

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