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AAH #226 – Hey, Lighten Up!

January 24th, 2014 at 5:10pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Truck Strategy: Aluminum vs. Compact.
- What happened to the Green buzz?
- The IIHS Smear Campaign.

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Joe White, The Wall Street Journal; and Tony Swan, KBB & Car and Driver

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Autoline LIVE Presents: Inforum with Ford COO Mark Fields

January 17th, 2014 at 6:00am



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We’re LIVE at 8AM ET/13:00 GMT from Inforum’s 12th Annual Auto Show Breakfast featuring Ford Motor Company COO Mark Fields!

Autoline Supplier Symposium 2014 – Day Two

January 17th, 2014 at 5:30am

Join John McElroy as he moderates panels organized by groups such as OESA, the Canadian Consulate and the US-China Automotive Exchange.

Guests Include:
Jim Buczkowski, Director of Electrical and Electronics Systems, Ford Motor Company
Julie Fream, President and CEO, OESA
Michael Martini, President, Consumer OE, Bridgestone Americas
Jim Teets, President and CEO, ADAC Automotive
Jason Luo, President & CEO, Key Safety Systems
Dazong Wang, Chairman, Ophoenix Capital Management and USCAE
Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang America Corporation
Jay Baron, President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research
Matthew Marks, Chairman, American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Senior Business Manager, SABIC
Randall Scheps, Aluminum Associations Group (ATG) and Marketing Director, Alcoa, Inc

Autoline Supplier Symposium 2014 – Day One

January 15th, 2014 at 11:27pm

Join John McElroy as he moderates panels organized by groups such as OESA, the Canadian Consulate and the US-China Automotive Exchange.

Guests Include:
Hau Thai Tang, Group Vice President Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company
Michael Finney, CEO, MEDC
Laurie Harbour, President & CEO, Harbour Results
Daryl Adams, CEO, Midway Products Group, Inc
Delko Prebeg, Chief Operating Officer, Omega Tool Corporation
Linda Hasenfratz, President & CEO, Linamar Corporation
Steve Rodgers, President, APMA
Swamy Kotagiri, EVP Corporate Engineering and R&D, Magna International
Olga Alavanou, Executive Vice President, US OEM Business Unit, Yazaki
Andrica Nuechterlein, Vice President, Global Sales, Lear Corporation Electrical Division
Sandy Stojkovski, President, Scenaria Inc., An AVL Group Member

Autoline LIVE from NAIAS 2014 – Day Two

January 14th, 2014 at 7:04pm

John McElroy and the Autoline team cover the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Guests Include:
Bob Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Global Cadillac
Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America
Mike Manley, President & CEO, Jeep Brand
Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer, Kia
Tom Kearns, Chief Designer, Kia Design Center America
Tony Nicolosi, President & CEO, Volvo Cars NA
Jose Munoz, Executive VP & Chairman, Nissan Americas

Autoline LIVE from NAIAS 2014 – Day One

January 13th, 2014 at 8:04pm

John McElroy and the Autoline team cover the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Guests Include:
Al Gardner, President and CEO, Chrysler Brand
Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America
Doug Scott, Truck Group Marketing Manager, Ford
Tim Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer, Global Chevrolet
Tom Salkowsky, Head of MINI Marketing, MINI USA
Heiko Schmidt, Head of C-Class Product Planning, Mercedes-Benz USA
Filip Brabec, Product Planning Manager, Audi of America

AAH #225 – 2014 Detroit Auto Show Preview

January 10th, 2014 at 3:57pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Is the U.S. car market really slowing down?
- Why Alan Mulally decided to stay put at Ford.

PLUS:
- Who will steal the headlines at the 2014 Detroit auto show?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Scott Burgess, Motor Trend; and Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press

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AAH #224 – Collecting Cars: Inside the Henry Ford Museum

January 3rd, 2014 at 4:41pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Why did John Krafcik abruptly leave Hyundai?
- The Fiat-Chrysler takeover is complete. We’ll tell you why the UAW is the big winner.
- Despite prohibitive fuel prices and a lack of incentives, VW’s diesels are handily outselling the EV/hybrid competition.

SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Casey, Curator of Transportation (Ret.), The Henry Ford
- We talk to the man John McElroy calls a “walking encyclopedia of automotive knowledge and a true car guy.”

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

Thanks to our sponsor who makes Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone.

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Coming Soon: Autoline LIVE from the North American International Auto Show and Autoline Supplier Symposium

January 3rd, 2014 at 10:34am

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John McElroy and the Autoline team are hitting the ground running in the New Year by bringing you a week of LIVE webcasts from North America’s premiere auto show, headquartered in the heart of Detroit!

The week starts off with two days of broadcasts on January 13 and 14 from the floor of the North American International Auto Show where we’ll bring you interviews with the show’s biggest newsmakers and get up close with the most important vehicle reveals of the show. Then join us on January 15 and 16 as we come to you LIVE from the second-annual Autoline Supplier Symposium, held during Industry Days at the Detroit auto show. We’ll take a deep dive into the issues that matter most to the auto industry’s all-important supplier community. So, mark your calendar for these LIVE webcasts you don’t want to miss!

Send your questions and comments via Twitter. Just use the hashtag #NAIASLIVE.

Autoline LIVE from NAIAS 2014
January 13 and 14
1PM ET/10AM PT

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Autoline Supplier Symposium 2014
January 15 and 16
2PM ET/11AM PT

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AAH #223 – Presents & Coal: The Best & Worst of 2013

December 20th, 2013 at 3:52pm

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Who was naughty and who was nice in 2013? It’s time for our third-annual Presents and Coal awards. Find out who we liked and who gets lumped.

John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist; Scott Burgess, Motor Trend; and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

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