Roush To Moderate Panel On Greener Auto Manufacturing: WWJ Technology Editor Matt Roush will moderate a panel discussion June 26, “Championing Sustainable Innovation in the North American Automotive Supply Chain.” The discussion will take place at Oakland University from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is part of a conference on greener auto manufacturing. Register at Roush will moderate a discussion and Q&A of panelists who will highlight examples of sustainable manufacturing innovations currently in practice in the North American automotive supply chain, and discuss opportunities that exist for manufacturers, suppliers and government partners to work together to advance sustainable innovation in North America. Scheduled panelists are Luis Lara, Director, Environment, Ford of Mexico; Gary Vegh, Senior Environmental Toxicologist at ERA Environmental Management Solutions, a Canadian company that builds software to help companies improve environmental management; Matt Bogoshian, US EPA Senior Policy Council in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, who leads US EPA and Obama administration efforts to help manufacturers and their supply chains profit by adopting more sustainable practice; and Amanda Kurzman, Manager of Facility Sustainability Initiatives for GM across North America. The panel discussion will also be webcast. To send in a question or comment during the webcast, Tweet using hashtag #CECTalks and our Twitter handle @CECweb, or connect with us on Facebook at  You can also email a question in to The webcast will be simultaneously broadcast in English, French and Spanish.  For more information on the CEC project Improving the Economic and Environmental Performance of the North American Automotive Industry Supply Chain visit Co-hosted by the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and Oakland University, the Summit on Accelerating Innovation on June 26-27, will bring a diverse group of leaders from across the North American automotive supply chain together to understand and explore barriers presently limiting the widespread adoption of environmentally and economically impactful advanced manufacturing process innovations.  For more information on the Summit visit

Vision Computer Sets Cyber Security Lunch And Learn: Vision Computer Solutions will be hosting a Cyber Security Lunch-and-Learn Event to teach small business owners the importance of privacy, security, and data protection. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at Ginitti’s Hole in the Wall in Northville from noon to 1 p.m. Free lunch, door prizes and gift packages will be provided. The cyber security informational session will begin with a comprehensive presentation from Peter Marsack, vice president of consulting at Vision Computer Solutions. Following the presentation, guests will be invited to participate in an informal question and answer session with members of Vision’s Michigan computer consulting team. Any small business owner or manager interested in attending Vision’s cyber security event can view complete event details and sign up here. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today.


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