Dearborn, Michigan (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
The growth of the American auto industry has played a heavy role in the country’s overall economic recovery, and the latest figures suggest that the market is making a steady comeback. According to a recent article from MLive.com, “August U.S. vehicle sales topped numerous analysts’ expectations, and continue on a selling pace of more than 14 million vehicles, which would top last year’s total sales by about 1.5 million units.” Although much of the success of the industry can be linked to the recent government bailout provided to General Motors and Chrysler, Julie Nguyen Brown of Plastech is one auto industry professional who believes the market, as a whole, is now making the right decisions to help determine future growth.
Julie N. Brown, Plastech Holding Company CEO, comments, “The upturn of the auto industry is one that has provided optimism to the entire American economy. Although many citizens doubted how the bailout would impact the industry, recent job growth and increased sales have proven that the auto industry is planning for long-term viability.” To add to the optimism, in the article, Kurt McNeil, GM vice president of U.S. sales operations states, “We think this gives a more encouraging picture of the industry. Autos have been a bright spot for the economy all year long and we see that trend continuing.”
The article notes that much of the success has been built upon the efforts of manufacturers to strengthen consumer relations. For instance, GM recently led a “Chevy Confidence” program, which allowed customers to benefit from “a special return policy.” Other automakers have been handling increased demand for certain models, such as the 2013 Ford Escape, which has reportedly made up “almost 80 percent of the Escape models sold last month.”
Julie Brown of Plastech responds, “Looking at the new products that auto manufacturers have been able to develop, it is obvious that they are paying attention to the needs of modern consumers, especially in terms of cost-effectiveness, engineering and overall innovation. In addition, the increased spending of American consumers not only highlights more financial confidence overall, but a widespread desire to have new cars that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle.” Brown concludes by noting that the success of the industry today will help lay the foundation for continued market growth.
Julie Nguyen Brown of Plastech is a skilled professional with an affinity for auto manufacturing and engineering. Following her graduation from Tulane University, Julie Brown earned her Master’s Degree in Engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Julie Brown of Plastech initially began her career as a product design engineer at Ford Motor Company. From that experience, Julie Brown knew that she wanted to become a leader in improving auto manufacturing in America. It is an issue she continues to remain committed to today.