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Sandy Munro, CEO, Munro & Associates, confirmed for Automotive Megatrends USA 2015

Sandy Munro, Chief Executive Officer of engineering consulting firm Munro & Associates, Inc has been confirmed as a speaker in the Vehicle Lightweighting stream at Automotive Megatrends USA 2015, which takes place on 17 March 2015.

Sandy began his career in the automotive industry and has worked extensively with global automakers and Tier 1 suppliers. His expertise cuts across virtually every segment of the manufacturing sector.

With more than 40 years of experience in designing, building and processing components, Sandy brings clients an unmatched breadth of experience gained in the manufacturing and engineering environments. After beginning his career as a toolmaker, he worked his way up the ranks to designer and eventually became engineering manager at Valiant Machine Tool, a leading Detroit-area specialty tool company.

In 1978, Sandy joined Ford Motor and shifted roles from machine tool and automation designer to manufacturing engineer. After several projects where he helped increase productivity on engine assembly lines, he was promoted to senior automation specialist. There he supervised the installation and development of new, more productive engine manufacturing lines.

At Ford, Sandy was named corporate coordinator – design for automation (DFA) and, in this new position, he helped the company utilise DFA to save billions of dollars, improve quality and reduce development cycles during the early 1980s by improving manufacturability at very early stages. For his efforts, Sandy was twice nominated for the Henry Ford Award.

In 1988, Sandy left Ford to start on his company, which became Munro & Associates, Inc. The company has grown to become a world class engineering consulting firm that specialises in upfront, predictive methods to increase profitability by improving quality, reliability and value, while reducing total lifecycle costs.

Held over two days, Automotive Megatrends USA 2015 Conference and Tech Showcase is a one-day, three stream conference (17 March 2015) and a one-day Tech Showcase (18 March 2015). To register for this event, please go to http://automotivemegatrendsusa.com/#tile_registration

For further details on this event, please contact the event manager, Emma Georgiades: emma.georgiades@automotiveworld.com / +44(0) 2921 286 515

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