Also available in AUDIO ONLY format
1. Thailand Automotive – Sleeping Beauty Waking Up
2. Future from 1.5 Mio to 3 Mio Cars – New Programs between East and West
3. 10 Movers & Shakers – Top 5 OEMs and Top 5 Tier 1s
4. 10 Contacts to behold doing business in Thailand
5. 101 on Thai Culture – how to survive in the ‘Land of Smiles
6. Key to Manufacturing Success in Thailand
Our Guest Speakers / Presenters
The Online Seminar guest presenters are George Strampp and Uli Kaiser.
Who Should Attend
This Online Seminar is for foreign-based companies doing business in Thailand.
Automotive Manufacturing Solutions – located in Thailand’s Automotive Industry
Current o Managing Partner at Automotive Manufacturing Solutions
Past o Global Management Positions at TRW Automotive
References & Awards: “Committee Member” of Auto Council, subset of American Chamber of Commerce – since 2008, “Chairman & Originator” of Automotive Focus Group, subset of Australian Chamber of Commerce, Thailand – 2007 “Author” of exploratory, informative & thought provoking automotive articles in Regional Auto Magazines – 2002~2007 “Panel Member, Presenter & Moderator” of Metalex Expo Symposium – Bangkok, Thailand – 2003 “President & Initiator” of Managing Director’s Club of ESIE-Rayong, Thailand – 1999 – Now called ‘Eastern Seaboard Director’s Club’ ‘Best Plant’ Award, 1986 Regional Leadership award. 1990 ‘Best in Class’ operations award, 1980 ‘Top of Region in Cost Saving & Innovations’, 1977 Specialties o Thailand Investment & Business Development Support o Project Support for new Greenfield Plant Startups o Thailand JV Partnering Search & Support o Thailand Executive Level Recruitment o Lean Manufacturing o Due Diligence Surveys o Manufacturing Feasibility Studies o Project Management o Restructuring & Downsizing o Supplier Search o Asia Pacific Operations Expertise
Managing Partner Automotive Manufacturing Solutions Automotive industry July 2002 – Present (9 years 3 months) To continue working/consulting in International Automotive Operations with either short term direct management control or part time project related consulting responsibilities. I prefer working in Asia having lived and worked in Asia Pacific for the past 25 years. Statement of Specialty Experience: – New Greenfield factory site search & start-up support – Government negotiation (BOI) for investment concessions & benefits – Foreign operation facility expansion and product line augmentation – Sick company “Fix-its” , restructuring and/or close downs – New business development & Introduction programs – Supplier search and development programs
Global Management Positions at TRW Automotive January 1966 – July 2002 (36 years 7 months) 2001 – 2002 – TRW Automotive – Thailand-Dir. Mfg Planning-Asia 2000 – 2001 – TRW Automotive – Nagoya, Japan-Managing Dir. 1997 – 2000 – TRW Automotive – Rayong, Thailand-Managing Dir. 1993 – 1997 – TRW Automotive – Penang, Malaysia-Managing Dir. 1990 – 1993 – TRW Automotive – Resolven, Wales, Project Dir. 1988 – 1990 – TRW Automotive – Reynosa, Mexico-Managing Dir. 1985 – 1988 – TRW Automotive – Seoul, South Korea-Vice President 1982 – 1985 – TRW Energy Group – Singapore-Managing Director 1976 – 1982 – TRW Energy Group- Melb, Australia- Gen Mgr. 1974 – 1976 – TRW Automotive-Birmingham, UK- Gen Mgr. 1970 – 1974 – TRW Automotive-Birmingham, UK- Engr Mgr. 1968 – 1970 – TRW Automotive-Port Elizabeth, So. Africa-Engr Mgr 1966 – 1968 – TRW Automotive-Cuernavaca, Mexico-Process Engr. 1966 – 1966 – TRW Inc.-Cleveland, Ohio-Process Engineer 1961 – 1966 – American Motors Corp.- USA.-Process Engineer -
Education University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee BS, Mech Engineering
Mr. Uli Kaiser
Uli Kaiser has been working since 1992 in the Automotive sector providing manufacturing systems from Europe for Automotive suppliers in Asia.
He is based in Asia Pacific Region since 1998, were he took over the Asia-Pacific sales management for CHIRON WERKE and EMAG, two leading German machine tool manufacturers with projects for chassis and powertrain components for OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in Australia and South East Asia. Clients were OEM’s such as FORD and MITSUBISHI and also multinational tier 1 suppliers such as GKN, ZF, BOSCH, DANA who produce for local markets as well as for export. Since China has come into the spotlight for Automotive manufacturing in 2004/2005, Uli Kaiser has supported a number of manufacturing footprints in China and Korea for TRW, ILJIN and domestic Chinese manufacturers. Since 2010 Uli has taken over responsibility Business Development in South East Asia for the EMAG Group, who currently is Germany’s No.1 1 machine tool exporter to Thailand. Uli lives with his wife and seven children in Bangkok, Thailand.