Reiterating its commitment to assisting the Chinese automotive industry and its current members in manufacturing activities in China, AIAG has named Steven Hiseih, PhD, as General Director of Asia Pacific.
Southfield, Mich., May 23, 2022 (GlobeNewswire) – The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) today announced that it will establish a new representative office in Shanghai, China to enhance the company’s ongoing cooperation with Chinese OEMs and their Tier-1. Suppliers support the sub-tire supply base and strengthen AIAG’s relationship with Chinese regulatory and supervisory authorities. Steven Heisie, Ph.D., has been named as the AIAG General Director, Asia Pacific, and the chief representative of the AIAG China office.
Dr. His has more than three decades of autonomous experience in China and the United States, and enjoys extensive professional networks in both countries. It also has extensive OEM experience – holding leadership positions in purchasing, quality, logistics, product design and operations – and has been instrumental in bridging the work of OEMs and suppliers and developing the supply chain in China. This skill and experience will enable him to perform well in his new role as he collaborates with industry leaders to identify unique emerging quality issues for the Chinese market and help OEMs and suppliers reduce risk, manage uncertainty, achieve more predictable production results and delight future vehicles. By Buyers
“The COVID transition demonstrates how interdependent we are and how important China is to the future of the global automotive industry,” said AIAG CEO J. Scott Sherland 6 “We are excited to have Dr. Hsiyeh join our team and look forward to working more closely with Chinese OEMs, suppliers of all sizes and government regulatory and supervisory authorities to help accelerate the supply chain. The highest quality product for new car buyers worldwide. ”
Prior to joining AIAG, Dr. Hesieh spent more than thirty years at Ford as STA Director China, Vehicle Operations Manager NA, and Ford Production Systems Line Manager NA, and John Derette Purchasing and SQU Director Asia. Dr. Hsiyeh continues to work with the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) and the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to strengthen and support supplier compliance with the IATF 16949 Global Quality Management System Standards in China. Advisory Committee (ACQAC) and currently serves as its Secretary General.
About AIAG: Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is a unique non-profit organization where OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government agencies and academics have worked together for over 40 years to reduce costs and complexities from the automotive supply chain. With more than 4,300 member companies, AIAG provides a legal, non-competitive forum for collaborating on innovative solutions to common industrial problems. https://www.aiag.org/ (English), https://www.aiag.org.cn (Chinese).
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