With nearly 400 attendees, 19 sponsors, and a full two dozen exhibitors, our 2022 Quality Summit was one for the books.
Following introductory comments from AIAG, this year’s event kicked off with General Motors’ Global Director of Supplier Quality and Development, Chris Mailloux, discussing “Robust Quality Management in Changing Times,” a particularly relevant topic for today’s evolving industry.
After a brief networking break, Chris returned to the stage as part of an OEM panel moderated by the IAOB’s Executive Director James Bruin, and featuring Sunita Shahmehri (STA - NA Operations, Ford Motor Company); Amin Alidina (Vice President - Supplier Operations, Stellantis); and Tony Mariucci (Purchasing - Supplier Characteristics Improvement, Honda). Focusing on “high quality parts” and “high quality people” – specifically with regards to reducing the cost of poor quality – the panel responded to audience questions and provided insights from their respective organizations.
Other sessions this year included those from the IAOB (e.g., their IATF Update and IAOB CB of the Year Announcement), along with Kaplan Mobray’s closing keynote address on “excellence as a choice” and embracing the “now normal.”
After the summit’s conclusion, AIAG shifted gears to focus on its 40th Anniversary Party with a “casino night” celebration benefitting Camp Quality Michigan. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, Camp Quality supports children with cancer by providing summer camping and year-round programs at no cost. As the organization runs on donations, AIAG was extremely pleased to donate 100% of funds raised for this anniversary event – $45,000 – to Camp Quality Michigan at the end of the night.
Interested in learning more about our events? Visit the AIAG Event Store today to see what’s up next on our calendar, and stay tuned for details on next year’s Quality Summit, now scheduled for October 4-5, 2023!
Note: For inquires that weren’t addressed during this year’s live event – at our OEM and IATF sessions specifically – we’ve gathered additional explanation from our speakers and compiled detailed Q&As for your review. Click here to head to our new 2022 Quality Summit - Questions & Answers page today!