BBQ Chat Duo with John McElroy and Tom Apostolos

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Private Home in Farmington Hills
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 Dinner, Wine and Valet Parking Included (No tipping)

Time: 6 pm to 8:15 pm
Directions to private residence will be sent to all registrants the the day before the event. 
Member-only event, space is limited
This dynamic duo will discuss industry trends and a sure to be talked about wild card topic with attendees. 

John McElroy PhotoJohn McElroy

McElroy is the host of “Autoline Daily” the first industry webcast of industry news and analysis. He is also the host of the television program “Autoline This Week,” an Emmy Award-winning, weekly half-hour discussion program featuring top automotive executives and journalists. McElroy also hosts “Autoline After Hours,” the first regularly scheduled live webcast about the industry. The shows can be seen online at  McElroy also broadcasts five radio segments daily on WWJ Newsradio 950, the CBS affiliate in Detroit. He writes a monthly op-ed article for Ward’s Auto World.

His past experience includes five years at Detroit Editor for Road & Track, and as the American correspondent for World Cars, which was published by the Automotive Club of Italy. He was also invited to write the annual automotive entry for the Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook. He spent most of his career at the trade magazine Automotive Industries where he ultimately rose to Editorial Director.


Tom Apostolos PhotoTom Apostolos

Thomas Apostolos was named Vice President Operations Global Exteriors for Magna International in August 2014. In this position, Apostolos is responsible for 32 divisions and over 12,000 employees in North America and the U.K.

Apostolos was previously President of Ricardo, Inc. – the North and South American subsidiary of Ricardo plc, a technical, environmental and strategic consultancy to the transportation and other industries.
Prior to becoming President of Ricardo, Inc. in October 2012, Apostolos held a number of positions with Magna in his 19 years with the company. Apostolos joined Magna in 1993 at Co-Ex-Tec Industries, a manufacturing division of Magna, as Engineering Manager and was promoted to General Manager in 1994. He moved to Polycon Industries, a division of Magna Exteriors, as General Manager in 1998. Apostolos joined Intier Automotive in September 2001 as Vice President – Manufacturing and was later promoted to Global President - Intier Automotive Interiors in October 2002. In 2007 he became President of Magna Exteriors & Interiors Asia Pacific.
Apostolos began his career at General Motors, where he held various senior engineering and manufacturing positions, including Technical Manager at Delphi Thermal Operations.
Apostolos earned his Bachelor’s of Engineering Science (BESc) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario in 1985. In addition, he has completed leadership programs at Harvard, the Sloan School of Business at MIT and York University.