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board of directors-blog.jpgThe Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) announces the appointment of Michael G. Sinnaeve to chair and Kevin Piotrowski to vice chair of the AIAG board of directors. More than 20 executives from the automotive and transportation OEM and supplier community currently serve on the AIAG board, representing a cross-section of its member companies.

AIAG’s board of directors is responsible for maintaining the organization’s commitment to a seamless, efficient, and responsible supply chain by providing strategic direction and overseeing the organization’s collaborative effort to build and enhance the industry’s competitiveness.

Michael G. Sinnaeve is global vice president operational improvement and quality for Magna International, a position he has held since September 2013. With over 40 years of automotive business experience, Sinnaeve is responsible for Magna’s world class manufacturing implementation, capital approvals, real estate and construction approvals, sustainability, and energy and oversees all global quality systems and processes.

Since joining Magna in 1992, Sinnaeve has held various corporate and group vice president positions overseeing quality, operations, and technical training. He began his career working with Livingston Industries and AMC/Chrysler for 17 years. During that period, he held various management positions in the operations, material management, supplier development, engineering, and quality. He joined the AIAG board of directors in September 2009.

“I am both eager and honored to serve as the new AIAG board chair,” says Sinnaeve. “Further aligning the board, company executives, and members to drive efficiency into the industry — while at the same time taking costs out of the process — is a high priority for me. Better alignment will help us create stronger global partnerships, establish common standards, and identify new initiatives for the future.”

Kevin Piotrowski is vice president of solution consulting for Infor’s North American, Latin American, and Asia-Pacific regions. In this role, Piotrowski focuses on maximizing growth in Infor's key manufacturing verticals, including automotive, advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, equipment/rental, distribution, food and beverage, and fashion. He is responsible for demonstrating industry-specific Infor CloudSuite solutions and synchronizing efforts with sales, implementation consultants, and product management teams.

Among his 33 years in manufacturing, 12 of those years have been with Infor. Piotrowski got his start in automotive in 1984 with General Motors Corporation and has also worked at Delphi Automotive Systems and Supply Solutions, Inc. He joined the AIAG board of directors in November 2008.