Mr. Michael Robinet serves as managing director of the Automotive Global Advisory practice at IHS Markit. His responsibilities include production forecasting, tracking future product programs (FPPs), analyzing sourcing and production strategies to serve OEM/component manufacturer, supplier and government entities throughout the industry. He has been widely quoted on global automotive industry trends and topics in leading print, radio and TV, and he frequently presents at global OEM and supplier conferences and symposiums. Mr. Robinet helped design the world’s first contiguous database developed to forecast sales, production and sourcing linkages for the global automotive industry. He has over two decades of experience in automotive forecasting, strategic analysis and manufacturing finance.
He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Automotive Press Association (APA) and the Detroit Economic Club (DEC). He is also active on several boards. Currently, he is active with the Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA), a past board member of the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) and is a founding director of the Canada-US Business Association (CUSBA). Mr. Robinet’s university degrees from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, include a Bachelor of Social Science in Developmental and Macro Economics and an MBA with an emphasis on Finance.