ATW #2213 – OESA Guides Suppliers Through the Automotive Minefield

April 19th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 4/19 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 4/22 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Julie Fream, President & CEO, OESA
Dustin Walsh, Crain’s Detroit Business
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automotive suppliers are critically important to developing new technology, they account for 70% of the value of a car. But they face a number of important issues, like possibly losing NAFTA and the impact of aluminum and steel tariffs. Joining us on this edition of Autoline This Week is Julie Fream, the President and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, to discuss the issues facing suppliers.

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ATW #2212 – The Psychology of Painting Cars Different Colors

April 12th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 4/12 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 4/15 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Paul Czornij, Head of Color Design, BASF NA
Nancy Lockhart, Color Marketing Manager, Axalta
Jane Harrington, Global Color Styling Manager, PPG
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers spend a great deal of time and money developing a new vehicle and surprisingly one of the most time-consuming parts of the process is choosing its colors. It takes two to three years to get a color certified for a car. On this edition of Autoline This Week, we’re joined by color experts from Axalta, BASF and PPG, to discuss everything from how color will play a role with autonomous cars, to how it can affect the way people feel about a vehicle they’re in.

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ATW #2211 – Why Auto Execs Are Paid So Well to Make Bad Decisions

April 5th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 4/5 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 4/8 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Rande Somma, Author
Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Is corporate America too focused on the short term? That’s what author and former President of JCI’s North American Automotive operations, Rande Somma says. On Autoline This Week he shares why he thinks Boards of Directors aren’t properly incentivizing management and why executives are paid too much.

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ATW #2210 – Tomorrow’s Auto Designs

March 29th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 3/29 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 4/1 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Chris Benjamin, Head of Fusion Studio & Jeep, Passenger Car & UV Interior Design, FCA
Therese Pinazzo, Design Manager, Buick Exteriors
Garen Nicoghosian, Design Manager, Ford
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

It’s an exciting time to be an automotive designer but creating a new style for a brand isn’t an easy task. Designers must be able to predict the future and identify styling trends years before a new car is launched. On this edition of Autoline This Week, John McElroy sits down with designers from Jeep, Buick and Ford to discuss how they go about creating a new car design.

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ATW #2209 – Guarding Industrial Secrets

March 22nd, 2018 at 2:12pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 3/22 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 3/25 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Jim Cleland, Brinks Gilson & Lione
Carla Bailo, The Center for Automotive Research
Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The auto industry is going through enormous technological change right now, with the development of electric vehicles, autonomous cars and mobility services. But there’s a lot of fights developing behind the scenes over the patents, the trade secrets and the intellectual property that backs up that technology. On this edition of Autoline This Week, our panel of experts discuss the best way to protect those industrial secrets.

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ATW #2208 – Lincoln Rekindles its Luxury Lineup

February 22nd, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 2/22 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 2/25 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Kumar Galhotra, GVP, Lincoln & CMO, Ford
Eric Noble, The CarLab
Jim Henry, Freelance
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Ten years ago analysts were advising Ford to bury its luxury brand Lincoln; the Germans & Japanese had too much of the market they said, plus its U.S. competition, Cadillac, was already in the midst of making a comeback.

However, Ford ignored the naysayers and resurrected the brand with new product, new leadership and even reviving some of its historic nameplates to boot. This week on Autoline, we talk with our special guest Kumar Galhotra the head of Lincoln about where the brand is today and where it will be going as we move into the 2020s.

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ATW #2207 – RAM Making Its Move

February 15th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 2/15 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 2/18 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Jim Morrison, Head of Ram Brand
Ryan Nagode, Chief Designer, Ram
Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Despite the fact that it has six different brands, last year the two that made the most money for FCA were Jeep and RAM. And this year both brands are debuting new product. However, today there seems to be nothing more important to the public than a truck, and RAM has a dynamite light-duty version, which it unveiled recently at the North American International Auto Show. This week’s Autoline talks to the two men responsible for the interior design and marketing of the truck. Join us for a deep dive into the 2019 RAM 1500 half-ton pickup.

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ATW #2206 – Moving Mobility at Ford

February 8th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 2/8 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 2/11 @ 10:30am ET

SPECIAL GUEST:
Marcy Klevorn, EVP, President of Mobility, Ford Motor Company

Many analysts say that automakers who continue to make cars like the ones produced the last 100 years, may find themselves out of business in the not too distant future if that continues to be their concentration. And that’s a big reason why OEMs like Ford have made a big investment on mobility.

Whether it’s technology, ride-sharing or product planning, the executive in charge of all mobility for the Blue Oval is Executive Vice President Marcy Klevorn. Autoline recently caught up Ms. Klevorn at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Nevada where she sat down with Autoline to share the Ford mobility story.

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ATW #2205 – Leading GM Design

February 1st, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 2/1 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 2/4 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Michael Simcoe, VP of Global Design, General Motors
Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend
Todd Lassa, Automobile
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

It’s one of the most coveted design jobs in the automotive world. Only seven talented men, throughout its 90-year history, have been lucky enough to hold the title “Head of GM Design.” The most recent is Michael Simcoe, the first Aussie to steer the ship.

This week he sits down with John McElroy along with Alisa Priddle from Motor Trend and Automobile’s Todd Lassa as they talk about this historic job and where he’d like to take General Motors Design.

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ATW #2204 – Inside Ford’s Product Development

January 25th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 1/25 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 1/28 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Hau Thai-Tang, Ford Motor Company
Keith Naughton, Bloomberg
Mike Martinez, Automotive News
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Imagine how difficult of a job it is to be in charge of Ford’s Product Development. And then how about if we put you in charge of Ford Purchasing as well. This combination is the latest job description of Ford executive Hau Thai-Tang. He joins John as Autoline THIS WEEK’s special guest as he discusses his engineering past, his latest roles with the company and his nearly three decades with Ford Motor Company.

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