1 day
Oakland University
Oakland Center
Founders Ballroom, 2nd Floor
312 Meadow Brook Road
48309-4454 Rochester, MI

Meeting Point for the Automotive Industry


For the eighth time colleagues, experts and interested parties will meet for professional exchange and networking at the beautiful campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
Ideas for improving quality, making better use of knowledge and reducing quality costs will be presented and discussed here. This year, the following companies, among others, will speak with presentations on current topics in the automotive industry: General Motors, AIAG and Plastic Omnium.

    The PLATO User Conference features:

    • dialogue with colleagues on current challenges in the automotive industry,
    • Best Practice examples from well-known representatives of the industry,
    • innovative ways that can effectively bolster your product development and reduce your costs.

    Take a look at the agenda below.
    We look forward to meeting you in Rochester.


    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 - 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    PLATO Welcome and Introduction
    Stephen Dunn, Director PLATO North America
    CEO´s Address
    Andreas Großmann, CEO, PLATO AG
    Knowledge Management for Improving Quality − e1ns in GM
    Marvin Loucks, Global DFMEA Leader, General Motors
    Managing Intellectual Property using e1ns Template Management
    Pierre-Emmanuel Carlier, Product Engineering Processes Manager, Plastic Omnium
    AIAG Quality Update
    Scott Gray, Director Quality Products and Services, AIAG
    Value of Pro Active FMEAs Leveraged Consistently Through Cultural, Processs and Technology Change
    Panel of Suppliers and OEMs (to be announced)
    Final Words on the 8th Annual PLATO User Conference
    Networking Session
    (Beverages & Snacks Provided)
    Additional Speakers and Topics will be announced.


    James A. McDermott
    +1 416 705-4761


    Scott Gray

    Director, Quality Products & Services, AIAG

    Marvin Loucks

    Global DFMEA Leader, General Motors

    Pierre-Emmanuel Carlier

    Product Engineering Processes Manager, Plastic Omnium

    Andreas Großmann

    CEO and Founder, PLATO