Join the SAA on April 14, 2015 for a special workshop on how to effectively network. Effective networking can increase performance and help maximize sustainable revenue. Many people agree that networking is an important part of their professional activity, but are not getting the results from their efforts that they would hope. In this workshop, we’ll discuss best practices for targeting your networking efforts, setting goals and following up, differentiating yourself and building relationships quickly. We will work on building a networking plan and leveraging key relationships to meet your professional goals. Click here for more information and to register.
The Society of Automotive Analysts' vision to be recognized as the platform that provides automotive thought leadership. The SAA aims to provide outstanding networking opportunities, timely and useful data and a forum for the discussion and dissemination of ideas, concepts and solutions.
SAA members include every automotive industry professional interested in timely and useful auto industry data, discussion and dissemination of ideas, concepts and solutions.
Working capital efficiency and cash flow availability are crucial for any industry, but none more so than in a capital intensive sector that's going through a growth cycle, such as the automotive industry. Read more about this topic in the current Featured Article from PrimeRevenue. Click here to read the article.
Meet the New SAA Scholarship Winner: Anthony Wnoroski
Anthony Wnoroski of Northwood University is the 2014 recipient of the SAA's Thought Leadership of Tomorrow Scholarship.
Q) Where did you grow up?
A) I was born and raised in Green, Ohio. This is located just south of Akron, Ohio.
Q) When did you know you wanted to have a future in the automotive industry?
A) Growing up in the Rubber City, my passion for the industry has always been written deep in my bones, but I realized it was truly my path after studying Advertising for two years at Kent State University. After being introduced to the opportunities at Northwood, I knew the Automotive Aftermarket Management degree was for me.
Q) What interests you most about the industry?
A) I find myself most interested in the versatility of the industry. Although most view the Aftermarket as a niche, I view it as a world of opportunity that involves every aspect of learning from art to business, and journalism to technology. Everything can be found in the Automotive world in one form or another.
Q) Where would you like to see your career go?
A) Down the road my goal is to open my own Automotive Repair and Performance shop, and with this shop, I would like to help create new and revolutionary processes to help companies get work done faster, better and cheaper.
Are Emerging Markets the New Achilles Heel of the Automotive Industry?
The global light vehicle market is expected to remain in positive territory this year with growth at 3 percent to over 87 million units, according to LMC Automotive. However, several emerging markets are underperforming and the outlook for vehicle sales in some of these previously high growth markets is being downgraded. Slower growth in the emerging markets is creating pressure for the global automotive industry and adding an element of uncertainty for key players that have invested heavily in these markets. Click here to read more
SAA is proud to offer its members access to the AutoBeat Group publications (a $300 value). Members can now access AutoBeat Daily, AutoTech Daily, AutoBeat Asia and AutoBeat Europe. Get instructions on how to access these publications by clicking here.
Looking to fill a position? Or are you looking for a job? The SAA's new Career Center may be able to help. This new members-only service can be found in the members-only section by clicking here.
The Young Professionals Network (YPN) provides networking opportunities and facilitates the exchange of ideas, insights and opinions among the next generation of automotive industry thought leaders. The YPN consists of career-minded automotive industry professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest trends while at the same time expanding their network of contacts.
For more information on the YPN, click here.
SAA President Paul Wheeler provides his message to SAA members.
Join SAA on LinkedIn
SAA now has a LinkedIn group page. Please join the discussion, network with other automotive executives and be on top of the latest news and information from SAA. Click the logo to go to the SAA LinkedIn group page.
“The United States can't get energy independence by requiring automakers to sell fuel-efficient vehicles. It will help our balance of payments a bit, but America can't substantially affect world oil prices or availability by using less auto fuel or bumping oil production. As long as OPEC has 78 percent of global petroleum reserves, if the U.S. cuts consumption, OPEC will simply pump less oil and keep prices high. ”