• NACAT 2017 Conference
    July 17-20, 2017

    NACAT 2017

    Thank you to all our participants and sponsors!

    The CAAT and Macomb Community College hosted the 2017 North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference at our South Campus in Warren, MI.

    The conference included:


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    Keynote Speakers

    Timothy Anness, Head of Jeep® FWD Exterior Design, FCA - North America, one of the keynote speakers for the event, his presentation focused on design expectations for new consumers, and explored the influences of technology and customer expectations. In his position, Anness is responsible for all exterior advance packaging design activities for the Jeep brand's FWD platform. He reports to Ralph Gilles - Head of Design, FCA Global. Since joining the company in 1990, Anness has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in the Product Design Office, including his current position.

    Brian Baker, International Design Consultant, Historian, and Educator, capped our keynote session with presentations to inspire organizations with the history of compelling design. He consults for automakers in Korea, India, Europe, and the Americas, is the founder and former Vice President of AutoArcheology, and has worked on the crew of an Indy 500 top-ten competitor in his hometown of Indianapolis. Baker's presentation will focus on "teaching Automobile passion to the next generation".

    The conference included a trade show on Wednesday evening at Macomb's Expo Center.

    For general conference information, contact us at caat@macomb.edu or 586-445-7126, or visit the NACAT Conference website.


    2017 NACAT Conference
    Drive-in’ the Motor City
    July 17-20, 2017

    Macomb Community College
    Warren, MI

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