August 20, 2020
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced the establishment of its Automotive Component Council (ACC) to increase manufacturer collaboration in the changing and expanding automotive component market. The ACC will develop a deeper understanding of the automotive supply chain market, advocate for policies and regulations that impact the market, and develop baseline Standards qualification programs in its key aspects. The ACC will enlist NEMA Members and interested parties that share its goals for broader collaboration in a market that is increasing in sensor technology and component electronics as well as transitioning to electric vehicles.
“The automotive landscape is transforming into one that is increasingly connected, electrified, and autonomous. A key aspect of this includes the components, products, and systems that constitute a vehicle, whether its power-driven via an internal combustion engine, electric power, or a hybrid of power sources. NEMA Members represent an integral part of the supply chain,” said NEMA President and CEO Kevin Cosgriff. “This Council will advance industry interests in a changing market and explore how these changes can impact the manufacture of electrical products and systems.”
“NEMA and its Member companies have thoroughly explored and identified new opportunities in this space,” said NEMA Transportation Systems Division Industry Director Steve Griffith. “Creating this Council provides a great opportunity to establish a venue for collaboration, networking, and partnering with auto manufacturers and their associations on relevant companies. I encourage manufacturing and technology firms to join the ACC in this effort, which encompasses an integral part of the overall automotive sector.”
“I am eager to apply my more than two decades of experience in the electric motor industry with this new NEMA Council,” added Exro Technologies CEO Sue Ozdemir, who will serve as ACC Chair. “Having worked at General Electric, I have obtained a wealth of knowledge in motor design, automation equipment, and market trends. Transportation electrification is happening, and it will have profound effects on the automotive component market. It is important to stay aligned with this rapidly growing landscape, and NEMA is an ideal location for this undertaking.”
The ACC will unite companies that provide products and systems that make up the internal components of passenger vehicles, vans, commercial and industrial trucks, buses, and more. To join, contact Steve Griffith at email@example.com.