SRMSDC webinar to feature auto industry execs

Executive Roundtable
Join the Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council's for an informative executive roundtable discussing "Using technology to surpass customer expectations and how to use technology to generate profit."

Guess speakers

Kirk Lewis
President, Blue Springs Metals LLC

Lewis is the chairman and president of Blue Springs Metals, Georgetown Metal Processing and Madison Metal Processing. Blue Springs Metals is a supplier of steel products to the automotive and the oil and gas industry. The company is headquartered in Northeast Mississippi and has annual sales of $160 million. Georgetown Metal Processing is a supplier of aluminum and steel products to the automotive industry.

Arthur Harrison

Senior Vice President, Toyota Tsusho America

Dr. Lawrence Crawford

Chairman and CEO, Diversity-Vuteq LLC
Crawford, a cancer survivor, has a noteworthy career in health care, civic service and business that has spanned nearly four decades. Diversity-Vuteq LLC an automotive supplier of molded plastic parts and assemblies for the automotive industry. 

The company is an international joint venture between Crawford and Vuteq, a major Japanese automotive parts supplier that supports Toyota operations in Indiana and Mississippi.


Keith Porta
Managing Member, APC Construction LLC
As the founder and president of APC, Porta is responsible for overall business operations, client development, high-level recruitment efforts, marketing and executing growth strategy for APC’s heavy/civil, deep foundations, building construction and field service divisions. 

After graduating Louisiana State University, he worked for an environmental contractor prior to starting APC in 2006.

John A. James
Founder and Chairman, James Group International
A native of Starkville, Mississippi, James received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi, in 1964. He also studied guidance at the University of Toledo in 1965 and business administration at Wayne State University from 1969-1972. James makes every effort to share his knowledge and expertise with other minority business entrepreneurs.

Event presented by SOUTHERN REGION MSDC

Event Start Date & Time: January 26, 2022 9:00 AM

Event End Date & Time: January 26, 2022 9:27 AM

Time Zone: (GMT -6:00) Central Time (US & Canada), Mexico City

Location: Remote

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