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Aug 2014
August 18, 2014

Tom Manganello joins WJR’s Paul W. Smith to discuss top issues facing auto suppliers today

On WJR’s Under the Hood show, Tom Manganello and host Paul W. Smith discussed the top four issues facing automotive suppliers.

Manganello, who leads Warner’s Automotive Industry Group, offered his thoughts on top issues, including:
  • The wave of recalls
  • Capacity, constraints and contracting
  • Antitrust investigations
  • Autonomous vehicles
On recalls, Manganello said that the first six months of 2014 have already seen 37 million vehicles recalled - more than double the total number of vehicles sold in all of North America in 2013.  As a result, suppliers are increasingly finding themselves in an uncomfortable position between their OEM customers and NHTSA investigators.

The complete interview can be heard HERE.  Note: Tom Manganello is the show’s first guest. 

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