Seminar Registration

Thank you for your interest in the complimentary Automotive Thought Leadership Seminar on Thursday, September 13 at 2-5 p.m. at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights. The presentation will start at 2 p.m. followed by a networking reception, hosted by Plex Systems and Plante Moran.

Explore some 600 classic vehicles and archives of the GM Heritage Center. The Center is not open to the public, so do not miss the opportunity to see GM’s 100-year product story.

Hear from Neil De Koker, Founding President and CEO of OESA, about the challenges of meeting growing demand, fostering efficiencies and controlling costs. Learn from a real-life case study presented by Kellie Dobek, Director of Lean Manufacturing, Fisher & Company. Share insights about ERP implementation with Doug Hockenbrocht, Partner, Plante Moran.

Seating is limited. We look forward to hosting you for this exclusive afternoon of industry insight and thought leadership.

RSVP by Monday, September 10, 2012: Please submit form below, or contact Amy Horgan at 248-391-7190 or


Seminar Overview

What is the event about?

Learn: Supplier Efficiency And Meeting Growing Demand

Who should attend?

Keynotes: Kellie Dobek
Kellie Dobek, Director of Lean Manufacturing/Plex, Fisher Dynamics

Neil De Koker, Founding President, CEO, OESA

Doug Hockenbrocht, Partner, Plante Moran

When and Where will the event take place?

When: Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012
Time: 2–5 p.m.
WhereGM Heritage Center, Sterling Heights





Meet the Speakers:

Kellie Dobek, Director of Lean Manufacturing/Plex, Fisher Dynamics
Kellie Dobek is the Director of Lean Manufacturing/Plex Online at Fisher Dynamics. Kellie is a project leader for the Plex Online implementation at Fisher Dynamics, implementing Plex Online in eight manufacturing and stamping facilities spread across four countries. Kellie continues to lead the project through continuous improvements to the system.

Neil De Koker, Founding President, CEO, OESA
Neil De Koker’s 50-year career in the automotive industry includes 23 years with General Motors Corporation, four years at Magna International serving as senior vice president, and four years as President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association of Canada. In addition, he served as senior vice president for Tier 2 supplier companies, The Woodbridge Group and MascoTech Inc.

Doug Hockenbrocht, Partner, Plante Moran
Doug Hockenbrocht is a partner with the technology consulting practice of Plante Moran. He focuses on improving the operations of manufacturers through ERP evaluation, selection and implementation, ERP assessment, project management, best practices in business processes and information technology.

Tim Burke, Director of Global Automotive, Plex Systems, Inc.
Meet Tim Burke, showcased with a classic car on the cover of Crain’s Detroit Business.

Please direct all questions to Amy Horgan at:
248-391-7190  or