GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Impact of USMCA on the Global Automotive Supply Chain” features Daron Gifford. Mr. Gifford is Partner, Strategy Consulting Services Leader, Automotive Industry Leader, and Commercial Due Diligence Services Leader for Plante Moran. Mr. Gifford is also one of the automotive industry’s leading experts.
Audio Interview Guest
Mr. Daron Gifford, Partner
In the 12-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Gifford discusses these questions:
• With USMCA on the horizon July 1, what will be the impact on the automotive supply chain? In next few months? Years?
• How does USMCA affect supply chain decisions on sourcing parts and materials? Global impacts? Regional?
• Will USMCA really bring more production back to the US? Does it affect the supply chain from Asia much?
• What are the primary mistakes that OEMs and suppliers are making in management of their supply chains?
• How has COVID-19 impacted global supply chains? USMCA implementation?
• And provides Final Thoughts
About Daron Gifford:
Partner with Plante Moran:
- Strategy Consulting Services Leader
- Automotive Industry Leader
- Commercial Due Diligence Services Leader
My clients look to me to provide insights to help their businesses grow, using objective, data-driven analysis. They appreciate my straightforward advice to help them make decisions; whether it’s good news or bad, I’m always candid because I know, in the long run, it’ll help them reach their goals.
Given my passion for strategic thinking and problem-solving, it made sense that I go into strategy consulting, and I’ve been fortunate to spend the past 40 years focusing on the automotive industry. One of my greatest accomplishments at the firm has been establishing our team as a global leader in the automotive industry through thought leadership and speaking engagements in countries like Mexico, Japan, India, and Germany. I’m currently writing a book on how technology is shaping both automotive and manufacturing sectors. I like looking forward — and to me, a good strategy means one that’s applicable today, tomorrow, and 10 years from now.
Outside of work, my true passion lies with my family. The success of my wife and children motivates me every day, and it’s a personal goal of mine to help them reach theirs. I’m also involved in the community — I like to volunteer with my wife to support the South Oakland Shelter, and I’m associated with the Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, where I’m chairman of the board of trustees, and the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish, where I’m a finance committee member.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in industrial administration from Kettering University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business.