SP 4th Quarter Meeting on November 16, 2010 Hosted by Chrysler Group LLC and DENSO

SP 4th Quarter Meeting on November 16, 2010 Hosted by Chrysler Group LLC and DENSO

Over 75 participants attended SP’s 4th Quarter Meeting

On November 16, 2010, SP held its 4th Quarter Membership Meeting at Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI. Special thanks to Chrysler Group LLC and DENSO International America for hosting the meeting.

Kim Korth, President, IRN Inc., gave a presentation on the New Economic Reality of the Automotive Industry including a review of the macroeconomic environment, specific outlook for the automotive industry, and key issues for suppliers.

Bill McElnea, International Economist, Office of Trade Policy Analysis, Department of Commerce gave a presentation on Commerce’s Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative (SMI) and a planned Sustainable Manufacturing American Regional Tour (SMART): “Energy Efficienct, Sustainable Detroit”.

The Membership Meeting also included presentations from SP members Chrysler Group LLC, DENSO International and BAE Industries; updates on SP’s Work Group activities – including Chemical Issues, Energy, Materials Efficiency and, Technology and Networking; and an update on the Michigan By Product Synergy Initiative. Following the membership meeting, SP held the first meeting of its Energy and Water Utility Managers Forum

SP’s Chair Randy Leslie, JCI and Bill McElnea, Dept. of Commerce

Kim Korth, IRN meeting with participants at SP’s 4th Quarter Meeting