Each has made outstanding contributions to the association and the industry, earning them elevated positions within the organization.
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Board members represent key MEMA market segments: aftermarket, commercial vehicle, original equipment, remanufacturing, and sustainability.
New structure will strengthen the voice and influence of vehicle suppliers and align MEMA with the industry’s transformation.
From its inception, the award was not intended as an annual award, but is only presented when truly deserving candidates are found.
Handschuh dedicated his 40-year career to the automotive aftermarket industry and led MEMA from 2013 to 2018 when he retired for health concerns.
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association gives the award to recognize members of the House or the Senate who have worked diligently on behalf of motor vehicle parts manufacturers.
In the House, Congresswoman Stevens helped improve the auto rule of origin provisions of the USMCA and built Congressional support for the measure. She is a leading House advocate of the CHIPS Act, and its legacy chip provision for the motor vehicle and parts sector. She has a track record of working across the aisle to deliver for Michigan’s manufacturers supporting broad competitiveness, manufacturing and business priorities in the House and often articulating these to House leadership. As Chair of the House Science Committee Research & Technology Subcommittee, she has championed federal funding and training programs to assist the motor vehicle parts sector in its transition to an EV future.
“I am unbelievably honored to receive this recognition. I’ll never stop advocating in Congress for our Michigan manufacturers and automotive suppliers,” said Rep. Stevens (MI-11). “They are truly the backbone of the booming SE Michigan economy and are leading the industry in innovating our future.”
The Industry Champion Award is presented in the memory of Joseph M. Magliochetti, a former MEMA chairman who also served as the chairman and CEO of Dana Corp. until his death in 2003. He was widely recognized as a leader and a visionary in the supplier industry, and as MEMA chairman, he left a legacy of advocacy and outreach on behalf of all vehicle suppliers.
Automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers are the largest employer of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., contributing nearly 3 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product.