Automotive OEM Plants Update: Dates for Plant Openings, Closings Worldwide’s latest Audio Interview, “Automotive OEM Plants Update: Dates for Plant Openings, Closings Worldwide” features Thomas Kowal. 

Mr. Kowal is Vice President of Business Development of Seraph, a US-based management consulting firm with offices in the US, Mexico and Ireland.  Thomas has over 15 years of OEM / Supplier sales, plant operations, and product launch experience.

In the 16-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Kowal discusses these questions:

  • Why did Seraph decide to post the OEM opening schedule? What was the value for the industry?
  • What do you think the impact of the OEM’s and Tier 1’s have for each region, and are there any overlapping concerns/constraints?
  • Are there any lessons learned between countries?
  • What can OEM’s and suppliers do to handle the ramp up when we get started again?
  • What do you think is on most of the people’s minds at the moment?