Hearing: China’s Impact on the U.S. Auto and Auto Parts Industries

Hearing Transcript: 

Monday, July 17, 2006

University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus
19000 Hubbard Drive-Fairlane Center, Southern Entrance
Dining Rooms B & C
Dearborn, Michigan 48126

Co-Chairs: Commissioners George Becker and Daniel Blumenthal



Opening Statements

  • Opening Statement of Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew [Reamarks]
  • Opening Statement of Hearing Commissioners George Becker [Reamarks]
  • Opening Statement of Hearing Commissioners Dan Blumenthal [Reamarks]

Panel I – Congressional Perspectives

  • Representative John Dingell, Dearborn
  • Representative Thad McCotter, Livonia
  • Representative Sander Levin, Royal Oak [Testimony]
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow, Lansing

Panel II – Labor Perspectives

  • Mr. Ron Gettelfinger, President, United Auto Workers, Detroit, MI
  • Mr. Leo Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers (USW), Pittsburg, PA [Testimony]
  • Mr. Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC [Testimony]

Panel III – Perspectives of Experts, Trade Associations, and Analysts

  • Dr. Susan Helper, Professor of Economics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH [Testimony]
  • Mr. John Moavenzadeh, Executive Director MIT International Motor Vehicle Program, Philadelphia, PA [Testimony]
  • Mr. Bruce Belzowski Senior Researcher, Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI [Testimony]

Panel IV – National Security Perspectives

Representatives of US ARMY

  • Dr. Sheila Ronis, Director of the MBA Program, Walsh College, Vice President, National Defense University Foundation, Troy, MI [Testimony]
  • Primary: Mr. Brian Suma, US Army, TACOM, Manager, Army DMSMS INFO System, Warren, M [Testimony]
  • Secondary: Randal Gaereminck, Assoc. Director Engineering, Tank-automotive and Armaments, R&D and Engineering Center (TARDEC), Warren, MI

Panel V – Perspectives of Parts Manufacturers

  • Mr. Terrence J. Keating, Chief Executive Officer, Accuride Corporation, Evansville , IN [Testimony]
  • Mr. Larry Denton, President, DURA Automotive Systems, Rochester Hills, MI [Testimony]

Panel VI– Perspectives of Tool & Die Manufacturers

  • Ms. Laurie Moncrieff, President, Schmald Tool and Die, Flint, MI [Testimony]
  • Mr. Mark Schmidt, President, Atlas Tool, Inc., Roseville, MI [Testimony]

Statement for the Record

  • Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, Michigan [Testimony]
  • U.S. Representative Dale E. Kildee [Testimony]