The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn. is forming an organization geared specifically to the needs of original equipment suppliers. The Automotive Original Equipment Suppliers Assn. will provide benefits and services to companies supplying original equipment materials, components, subsystems, systems, modules, equipment, and contracted services to motor-vehicle manufacturers.
The new organization will promote the growth and success of its members with activities such as directing cooperative research and promoting networking among automotive suppliers.
Neil De Koker, a veteran of General Motors and former president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Assn. (Canada), has been appointed managing director of the organization at its metropolitan Detroit headquarters.