Neil De Koker

Distinguished Service Citation Award 2013

Neil De Koker is the founding president and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). Founded in August 1998, OESA represents suppliers of components, modules, systems, materials, equipment and services used in and by the original equipment automotive industry.

OESA provides a forum for members to address issues of common interest, provides a voice for the industry and promotes the interests of the OE supplier community. The association currently represents over 450 companies with global automotive sales of more than $300 billion.

His 50-year career in the automotive industry includes 23 years with General Motors Corporation where he played a lead role in the organization and development of GM’s energy management programs and later in the development and organization of Saturn Corporation with a focus on the unique partnership with the UAW.

De Koker is recognized as an industry expert on issues facing the automotive industry with a particular emphasis on customer-supplier relations.

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