N. RAY HEDDING
Vince has over 32 years of Global Japanese Tier 1 automotive and non-automotive experience in the areas of general management, strategic business planning, sales, marketing, finance, accounting, engineering, manufacturing, quality and supply chain.
He is the former president of Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, where he led the teams that grew the OEM business growth from $40 M to $1.4 B. He has extensive experience and expertise working with global automotive OEM's and OEM suppliers and is highly accomplished in the art of cultivating and sustaining long term relationships by uniquely combining solid cross-cultural interpersonal skills with sound business-side customer growth strategies.
He has worked in the consulting arena specializing in strategy formation, new business development, product planning, business planning and unique special projects.
Vince has a proven ability to create innovative growth strategies, resulting in numerous first to market automotive products. He is highly experienced in analyzing and successfully negotiating strategic alliances and is highly accomplished in leading high level cross functional teams.
Vince has work experience in the automotive industry, industrial components and devices industry, consumer electronics industry, parts and service and small package delivery.
Vince holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
N. Ray Hedding, as a Senior Advisor, supports and guides Kyyba in its strategic software services and client engagement.
Ray has more than 39 years of experience with some of the United States leading automakers in various manufacturing management and executive positions in processing, launching and producing vehicle assembly and automotive related body panels in the areas of production, tools, engineering and manufacturing computer systems.
As a Director – Advance Stamping Manufacturing Engineering (ASME), DaimlerChrysler, Auburn Hills, Michigan, Ray was responsible for all new model stamping manufacturing engineering including:
- Process, Design and build for dies and stamping assemblies, corporate tool and die construction facility – Mt. Elliott
- New Technology for Stamping, Stamping planning, new press room equipment and facilities
- Manufacturing computer Hardware and Software Technology Development for Vehicle Assembly, Power train and Stamping
- Advance technical training for all manufacturing and new model products
As a General Manager – Manufacturing, Mazda Motor USA Corp., Flat Rock., Michigan, Ray was responsible for all vehicle manufacturing operations including stamping, body, plastics and vehicle assembly along with maintenance and new model preparation. This includes launching a Greenfield "State of the Art" stamping facility.
At General Motors, Pontiac, Michigan, Ray held various positions including die designer, process engineer, production general foreman, Assistant Superintendent – Industrial Engineering, Superintendent – Stamping Manufacturing Engineering and Superintendent – Major panel stamping plant operations.
Ray received BSME from General Motors Institute, Flint, Michigan, MBA from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan and MSIOE from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.Download Pdf Version N. Ray Hedding
Prior to his retirement from the Ford Motor Company in February 2006, Dave McNamara was the manager of Advanced Infotainment Systems, part of Ford's Research and Innovation Center located in Dearborn, Michigan. His charter at Ford Research was to develop new infotainment features and functions that provide superior customer value and enhance brand differentiation. He led a key connectivity project called MyConnected World for the Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo brands. This new infotainment product, the "Audio Connectivity module," enables drivers to bring the latest digital music and video media into their vehicle and is now deployed across all Jaguar/Land Rover brands as an option. The MyConnected World project was a forerunner of the highly successful Ford SYNC, first announced by Ford and Microsoft at the 2007 Consumer Electronic Show.
With extensive product development experience (business strategy, supplier mentoring, project management, etc), he is highly knowledgeable in the areas of electrical/electronic architecture, user interfaces, vehicle networks, Intelligent Transportation Systems, wireless networks and consumer device connectivity.
In 2006, Dave launched his consulting business, McNamara Technology Solutions, and worked with several clients in the area of active safety (mmWave radar based systems), automotive electrical/electronics architecture and automotive wireless technology. He is active in the Society of Automotive Engineers, IEEE, and is an invited speaker to several conferences, which include the Telematics Update Events and the annual Consumer Electronics Show. He co-authored an invited paper for the Proceedings of the IEEE with other of his former Ford Research colleagues titled, "Control, Computing and Communications: Technologies for the Twenty-First Century Model T." He is a regular contributor to ITS International Magazine having written several articles on Diagnostics/Prognostics, IntelliDrive (SM), User Interface Technology and the Consumer Electronics Show.
He received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1973 and his Masters Degree in solid-state physics from the University of Florida in 1975. He holds six patents in the areas of prognostics, navigation and security systems.
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Tim is a creative, highly motivated, and results-oriented leader with 35 years of diversified experience in sales, marketing, business management, and new business development. A strategically focused director who has expertise in managing globally diverse teams remotely to accomplish specific business plans and growth goals. A decisive team leader who possesses a proven record of accomplishment in planning and directing all aspects of business operations including the ability to analyze critical financial data.
During his career, Tim has been involved in business from Regional to Global in size. He has often been working in offices and locations in Europe, Asia, and North & South America. He started his career as a stock boy and has held the offices of CEO, Global Sales Director, Location Manager, Buyer, Account Manager, and Product Developer in cross section of industries. He has worked in the Auto Components Manufacturing, Photography and Digital Imaging, Computer & Accessory, Electronic and Housewares industries to name a few.
Tim has facilitated the launch of new products and technologies of global introduction for top fortune 500 companies and has been successful in managing the global sales team to exceed the revenue projections.
Tim has an extensive background in Data & PC electronics, Data Connectivity & Digital Photography and combines this with exceptional team leadership, communication, & customer service skills.
Tim's business focus is in the building and structure of a company's front end, the sales team. He has a unique ability to target, chart and track business development and to motivate the team to exceed the required goals. Download Pdf Version Tim Ross
Mark is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Mark has spent his twenty plus year career in manufacturing, business development, and processes engaged with the automotive industry. Mark is the president and owner of a long-standing industry supplier.
Over the course of his career, he has worked globally facilitate business in the Asia Pacific, European & North America markets.
Mark maintains competency is several product and brand disciplines such as Plastics, Metals, Electronics, and Textiles.
He has successfully lead initiatives that have brought new technologies to market taking them from concept to commercialization.
Mark has extensive experience creating and facilitating extended enterprise relationships, developing relationships globally and developing ventures to provide regional and product solutions to meet market demands.
Marks primary interests are in business strategy, relationship building and the conquest sales and business development process to establish potential markets, develop market strategy and lead sales and marketing initiatives.
Previously, Mr. Goyal was with Ford Motor Company for 40 years and held management positions in Powertrain engineering and Vehicle Program management and launch. He retired as a Senior Management Executive in November 2005. During his career with Ford, Mr. Goyal held several international assignments including the Vehicle Line Director for Ford/Mazda joint programs (based in Hiroshima for 6 years); Director of the Ford Hiroshima office; Ikon Program Director (designed Ikon for India, South Africa and Mexico markets); Launched Ford Escort in India in record time; Directed the launch of the Escape/Tribute/Mazda 3 in China, ASEAN, and South Africa. From a strategic perspective, Ashok was responsible for developing the strategies to launch Ford of Europe vehicles in the Asian markets.
Also, Ashok led Product Development team for the Daewoo acquisition "Due Diligence", and directed development of Ford Motor Powertrain strategies.
Mr. Goyal has received several patents and has published numerous articles. He holds a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Rajasthan University (Jaipur, India); a BSME from Jodhpur University; and a Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the University of California-Berkeley.Download Pdf Version Ashok Goyal