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john wormald Dr John Wormald is worldwide Managing Partner of autoPOLIS, with a particular focus on Europe. He has worked on a wide range of projects for vehicle manufacturers, components suppliers and government agencies across the world. He has a particular expertise in the aftermarket. He previously worked for Booz.Allen.Hamilton, Renault and the Boston Consulting Group. He is co-author of Driving Over a Cliff? and Time for a Model Change, and is a regular speaker and conference chairman.

patrick guiraud Patrick Guiraud is a director with autoPOLIS and heads up the firm's Paris office. He has extensive consulting experience in the components industry and the automotive aftermarket throughout Europe and has chaired a major automotive industry commission in France. Prior to joining autoPOLIS Patrick had a 35-year international career with the automotive division of SKF during which he gained extensive line and staff experience.

kim rennick Kim Rennick heads up the firm's Australian office. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and has experience with many global blue-chip corporations in a wide range of industries, including IT, Mining, Steel Telecommunications and Petrochemicals. Prior to joining autoPOLIS , he had a 20-year career with Honeywell. He has experience working in Australia, US, UK, Europe and Asia Pacific.

john monk John F. Monk is Managing Partner of autoPOLIS in Detroit, responsible for North America. He has 20 years of experience in the global automotive sector, in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to autoPOLIS, he was a senior executive with ASC Speciality Vehicles, Renault and CITIC, China's high-profile investment group. John serves on several advisory boards, including the Economist (EIU) and Eastern Michigan University's International Business School. He is frequently published and quoted in the media.

thomas hughesThomas J. Hughes is a leading expert in the automotive industry. Tom specializes in engineering and manufacturing firms interested in expanding into alternative and renewable energy sectors, including wind power and electric vehicles. His 20 year automotive career began as OEM Planner, Sr. Program Mgr and Director of Ford Motor Company and ASC Specialty Vehicles. He managed a business unit p&l, with responsibility for sales, program management, engineering and finance. Tom has also served as lead consultant to such companies as Quantam Technologies/Tecstar Automotive, Lear Corporation and the Kaufman Foundation.

can gurocakCan Grocak is based with autoPOLIS in Istanbul, Turkey. He has more than 25-years of industry experience, including 20 years in some Turkey’s leading automotive companies. His focus is strategic management working for vehicle manufacturers, distributors, importers and dealers as well as for retail and fleet operators. He also focuses on the design and implementation of new management tools and techniques to increase the performance of automotive retail companies.

pearce flanneryPearce Flannery is the founder and CEO of Pragmatica, Ireland's premier automotive management consultancy. Prior to establishing Pragmatica in 1994, he spent over 15 years in senior positions within the Automotive sector, including such companies as Mapfre Assistencia of Madrid and FIAT Auto Spa. He is widely regarded as Ireland's foremost authority on matters automotive and currently provides services to most of the major players in the Irish motor industry and most of the industries representative bodies and many Governmental agencies.