Original Equipment Suppliers Association

Supply-chain collaboration, image of industry are OESA chief's top tasks

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
For the past three months, Original Equipment Suppliers Association founder Neil De Koker has been easing the reins of his organization into the hands of its new CEO, Julie Fream. That transition now is over as Fream leads the organization solo, as of Jan. 1....
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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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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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Suppliers need equipment, workers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
Buying equipment and adding workers are North American automotive suppliers' top priorities as production orders soar....
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Parts makers reluctant to build plants, survey says

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
To meet rising production orders, North American suppliers are hiring employees and purchasing more capital equipment, but they are less willing to finance plant expansions, a new industry survey shows....
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