Events » 20th West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium

The West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium is celebrating its 20th YEAR of bringing together business owners, senior management, and decision makers from all tiers of the automotive industry. This year we will focus on Planning for the Future - Managing Today for Tomorrow ! This premier automotive suppliers event provides the most up-to-date industry forecasts, latest issues, and trends, with opportunities to network and learn from others in the increasingly challenging and ever-changing industry of automotive. Join us as we hear from Gentex, GHSP, IHS Markit, and more!

Featured Speakers


Dave Jerovsek, President of North America

Dave Jerovsek, is the President of North America at GHSP. He has over thirty years of electronics industry knowledge spanning across the Automotive, Industrial Trucking, Appliance & Marine markets in the European, North American, and Asian regions. 

Marc Smeyers, Chief Technology Officer

Marc Smeyers, is the Chief Technology Officer for GHSP with responsibility of Product Development and Technology Integration. Prior to joining GHSP, he served 20 years in leading product design and development for Automotive, and Aerospace in the North American, Asian, and European markets.


Phoebe O’Berski, Human Resource Manager

Phoebe O’Berski is a Human Resource Manager at Gentex Corporation. In her 7+ years at Gentex, Phoebe has overseen the implementation of cutting-edge recruiting and benefits software and worked to adapt, grow & manage many areas of HR as Gentex has grown to over 6,000 employees.


Mike Wall, Executive Director, Automotive Analysis

Mike Wall serves as the Executive Director of Automotive Analysis at IHS Markit. He brings over 20 years of financial analysis, forecasting, consulting & manufacturing experience to IHS, with a focus on assisting financial firms and manufacturers, as well as in-depth analysis of vehicle markets & trends.  


Title Sponsor: Plante Moran

Sponsors: Warner, Norcross & Judd, IHS Markit, Chase Bank, Morrison Industrial EquipmentMichigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), The Right Place, BEHCO-MRM

Event Brochure


Thursday, March 7, 2019
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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