Alexander Preston of ANXeBusiness Corp., Richard Radecki of Delphi Automotive Systems Corp. and Kevin Vasconi of Covisint will join a Jan. 16 panel on collaborative e-commerce at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.
Preston, a 17-year industry veteran, joined ANX in August as CEO. He had been vice president of supply and logistics at Visteon Corp. Before that he managed process re-engineering and computer-integrated engineering and manufacturing at Ford Motor Co.
ANX was conceived by the Automotive Industry Action Group in 1995 as a reliable and secure medium for automakers and suppliers to transmit data online. The company now is owned by Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego.
Radecki has been Delphi's corporate director of e-business since January. He is responsible for leading cross-functional and regional teams in applying e-based technologies to Delphi's business processes.
He also is a member of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association e-business Council, a 42-member group formed in May to represent 235 suppliers with a combined $270 billion in global automotive sales. The council studies e-procurement, collaborative development and supply-chain management.
Radecki began his career in 1972 as an industrial engineer with General Motors and went on to hold marketing, sales and manufacturing positions with Delphi. Before his current post, he was director of marketing and customer development.
Vasconi is chief technical officer of Covisint, the Internet joint venture among Ford, GM, DaimlerChrysler, Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co.
The exchange began trading in October and has more than 250 customers.
Before joining Covisint earlier this year, Vasconi had been with Ford since 1988. His most recent post at Ford was chief technical officer of the company's ConsumerConnect e-business unit. He was part of the Ford management team that formed a joint auto-exchange with Oracle Corp.
Sue Unger, DaimlerChrysler's chief information officer, and Larry Jutte, Honda of America Manufacturing's general manager of parts and procurement for motorcycle and auto powertrain, also will be on the panel, as previously reported by Automotive News.