Neil DeKoker

EDITORIAL

A job well done

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Neil De Koker is retiring this year after a half-century in the auto business, including a long, successful run as head of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association....
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Q&A: NEIL DE KOKER

A voice for suppliers for 15 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
This fall, De Koker is in the process of stepping down as CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, the trade group he founded 15 years ago. With 450 member companies representing $300 billion in annual sales, OESA arguably has become the voice of North America's automotive suppliers. Yet De Koker, 70, ruefully notes that he is still wrestling with some of the same issues -- such as one-sided purchasing contracts -- that he did when he launched OESA in 1998....
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CRASH FLASHBACK

De Koker: 'The worst moment'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Neil De Koker joined GM in 1962, when insiders were shooting for 60 percent of the U.S. market. Nearly a half century later, as head of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, he was in Washington, watching GM CEO Rick Wagoner and his peers petition Congress for bailout funds. The fate of his member companies hinged on the survival of the Detroit 3....
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