Join Actify at the MEMA Vehicle Supplier Conference

Stop by Booth #516 I November 6-7 I Novi, MI
MEMA 2023 VSC PANEL – Actify, Modineer & Plante Moran, moderated by Jason Stein

Accelerating Launch Processes Out of the ICE Age

OEMs aren’t just building vehicles; they’re revolutionizing how vehicles are made. From skateboard platforms to simplification initiatives, they’re shaking up the game for suppliers. With fewer platforms that allow lightning-fast model development and replacement, the entire industry must adapt to an unprecedented pace. This is the new reality, challenging suppliers to revamp their launch processes, which have long been fragmented and outdated.

Our panel will delve into the strategies suppliers need to embrace to scale up launch operations and stand out in a redefined competitive landscape.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 7th at 8:00 AM and join us for this electrifying discussion!

This panel is one of two pre-event sessions happening on Tuesday morning. We hope to see you there!

But that’s not all! Actify is excited to share that we’ll also have an exhibit booth at MEMA’s 2023 Vehicle Supplier Conference: Navigating the Industry’s Evolution on November 6-7, 2023.

Visit us at Booth #516 and discover how we’re driving change in the industry. We can’t wait to see you there!


Dave Opsahl
CEO, Actify
Mike Lewandowski
Vice President of Information Technology,  Modineer Company
Mark Barrott
Partner, Plante Moran

Dave Opsahl, CEO, Actify

Dave Opsahl, as the CEO of Actify, leads the company mission to transform automotive program management. Dave has three decades of experience in the engineering and manufacturing technology sectors and has a track record of leading innovation at growth stage companies spanning North America and international markets. Throughout his career, Dave has fostered partnerships and alliances that drive industry-wide technology advancement. His unique ability to transform visionary concepts into tangible products and solve complex challenges has been a hallmark of his professional journey. Prior to his role at Actify, Dave served as the VP of Corporate Development for Tech Soft 3D. Notably, Dave is also the founder and inaugural executive director of the 3DPDF Consortium.

Mike Lewandowski, Vice President of Information Technology,  Modineer Company

Mike Lewandowski is the VP of IT at Modineer Company and an industry expert with proven technical leadership and project management experience. In three years, Mike Lewandowski has put Modineer well onto the path of digital transformation starting with the consolidation of 7 ERP systems across 14 plants. This quickly expanded to multiple systems (program management, HR, finance, cybersecurity, etc.), and led to standardizing processes and gaining critical visibility. The improved operational efficiencies helped position the company to stay competitive in the changing automotive market and experience significant company growth, which includes multiple acquisitions. Modineer is a leading manufacturer and fabricator of low to medium volume complex metal components and assemblies for the automotive, military, truck/trailer and industrial markets utilizing stamping, roll forming, welding, machining, painting, e-coating, and other specialty processes.

Mark Barrott, Partner – Automotive/Mobility Practice Leader, Plante Moran

As the leader of Plante Moran’s automotive/mobility practice, Mike Barrott is dedicated to assisting automotive clients in defining future strategies, crafting executable plans, and achieving their long-term objectives. Recognizing the substantial and rapid changes occurring within the industry, Mike emphasizes the importance of strategic foresight complemented by practical expertise. His client base predominantly consists of automotive suppliers striving to navigate the evolving landscape of emerging technologies, market dynamics, and associated risks. His clients value his ability to introduce innovative solutions to address their most intricate challenges.

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