Innovative executive with outstanding record of strategic planning, public policy advocacy, team leadership, and business development demonstrated across all phases of the international automotive business. Industry strategist and spokesman on public policy issues related to motor vehicle safety and international regulatory harmonization. Responsible for development of public policy positions for US based automobile manufacturers regarding both domestic and international technical regulations.
· Developed the strategic action plan and provided Congressional testimony, both House and Senate, on air bag safety issues that led to a significant rewrite of the Federal air bag regulation
· Led the technical negotiations with the Department of Commerce that resulted in bilateral agreements between the US/Russia, US/Japan and US/Korea, which provided an immediate direct savings of $300 million to US automakers.
· Directed the US automotive industry activity under the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialog. This led to a new global regulatory initiative, the 1998 Agreement, which is administered by the United Nations Working Party 29.
· Provided expert testimony to Working Party 29 in support of the USDOT and EPA actions resulting in the adoption of nine new global technical regulations.
· Led development of voluntary industry performance requirements for; 1) testing out-of-position occupant interactions with side impact air bag systems and 2) assessing driver distraction concerns with new in-vehicle telematic devices.
· Managed twelve expert groups responsible for developing technically sound public policy positions on advanced crash worthiness (passive safety) and crash avoidance (active safety) technologies, ITS, and vehicle regulations worldwide.
Western Michigan University - Bachelor of Science, Automotive Engineering
Eastern Michigan University - Public Policy and Administration
Palm Beach Atlantic University - Dynamics of Executive Leadership
University of Michigan - Negotiating with the Japanese
Thomas J. Carr
Experienced executive with 40 years of expertise in domestic and international regulatory development, 35 years as the US automotive industry participant in United Nations Economic for Europe motor vehicle regulatory development, and 30 year hands on management of expert technical teams related to electromagnetic, vehicle safety, biomechanics and test device R & D.
Extensive contacts with overseas vehicle manufacturers and government regulatory officials
Paul T. Eichbrecht
Management responsibilities for automotive safety regulatory engineering group dealing with all crashworthiness, crash avoidance and other Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and regulations.
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
Barbara D Wilber
Professional office manager with a range of experience in both the public and private sectors. Customer service and fiscal discipline are key strengths.
Skills include interdepartmental coordination, direct supervision of staff and outside contractors, government grant preparation and budget management.
City of Farmington Hills, Farmington Hills, MI
City Clerk Office – Approval and filing of public records. Assisting customers with business acticies for which the City Clerk has authority.
Transportation Coordinator – Responsible for budget, staff supervision and vehicle readiness for the city department that provides transportation assistance to senior citizens and handicapped residents of Farmington and Farmington Hills for medical appointments and access to area grocery and retail shopping.
Wellington Mall, West Palm Beach, Florida
Commercial Property Manager - Direct operations for the maintenance, upkeep and security for a 70,000 sq. ft. enclosed mall and two 12,000 sq. ft. office buildings. Responsible for general operations, staff supervision, payroll/accounting, maintenance, tenant liaison, and showing rental property.
Palm Beach Truck Center, West Palm Beach, Florida
Office Manager - Day to day management of general office operations related to the sales and service of Class 8 heavy -duty diesel trucks. Duties included management of the supplier base, parts inventory, payable and receivables and customer satisfaction.
American Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
Secretary - Seventeen years secretarial experience in the areas of Engineering, Finance and Dealer Development.