Export Growth Drivers

May 31, 2010 |  by  |  No Comments

I wasn’t disappointed at the May 26 luncheon sponsored by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  Jim McNerney, president and CEO of The Boeing Co., and chairman of the re-established President’s Export Council, spoke to a packed house.  My take-aways about export growth drivers:

1. US-China interdependence in business is growing…

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Automotive Industry Trends, Part 2

May 8, 2010 |  by  |  No Comments

Electrification of the motor vehicle is an area of much increased R&D activity of late. The popularity of new powertrain technology will only grow. Market leaders will be those companies that have their fingers on the pulse of consumer trends and behavior.

 Strong consumer demand and the need for environmentally friendly…

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Automotive Industry Trends

April 26, 2010 |  by  |  No Comments

I’ve been following the automotive industry for several years. Recently it’s become clear to me that the growth of hybrids will drive demand for new technologies. At last week’s SCIP meeting in Milwaukee, I heard a great discussion that helped me get a better fix on some of these trends.
By 2015, the supply of…

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