• In the last 5 years, nearly 6.2 million
    vehicles have been produced in Kentucky

  • The automotive industry employs nearly 100,000
    workers at over 500 establishments

  • 1,316,137 Kentucky-made vehicle
    were produced in 2016

  • $5.4 billion in Kentucky-made vehicles and
    parts were exported in 2016

  • Kentucky is the #1 vehicle-producing state
    per capita, and #3 overall

Board Of Directors

KAIA’s inaugural 12-member Board of Directors is comprised of Kentucky’s three automotive manufacturers, eight Tier I supplier companies and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. The Board is responsible for setting the strategic vision and implementing policy and program direction for KAIA.

Mandy Lambert
Commissioner
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
*Executive Committee Member

Kim Menke
Manager, Community & Government Relations
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America
*Executive Committee Member

Gabby Bruno
Regional Director State Government Relations
Ford Motor Company
*Executive Committee Member

Eric Henning
Regional Director State Government Relations
General Motors Company

Scott Guenther
Plant Manager
AGC Automotive Americas

Kurt Krug
Vice President of North American Human Resources
INOAC USA, Inc.
*Executive Committee Member

Rich Whitaker
Vice President
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.
*Executive Committee Member

Thomas Bennett
Production Manager, Rack Bar & Steering Nut Manufacturing
Robert Bosche Automotive Steering LLC
*Executive Committee Member

Doug Cain
CEO
Mubea North America
Treasurer

Brandon Kessinger
Vice President & General Counsel
Akebono Brake Corporation
*Executive Committee Member – Secretary

Doug Bowling
VP Global Manufacturing
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.

Ed Thompson
VP Human Resources
Metalsa

 
Latest Events
  • AutoVision 2017
    9.11.17

    The inaugural AutoVision Conference, an initiative of KAIA, was another success in 2017! Geared to showcase the future of the […]

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  • SPARK: Connecting Kentucky’s Automotive Industry
    5.25.16

    The inaugural SPARK Conference was held Monday in Louisville with nearly 150 in attendance. The event drew attendees from 10 […]

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  • Automotive Caucus Announcement
    2.3.16

     

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  • AutoVision Conference
    9.28.15

    The inaugural AutoVision Conference, an initiative of KAIA, was created to showcase the future of the automotive industry from a […]

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  • Regional Forums
    6.25.15

    KAIA hosted six regional forums across Kentucky where attendees heard from UofL researchers as well as from local manufacturers on […]

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  • Automotive Economic Impact Study Announcement
    6.3.15

    KAIA announced the automotive economic impact study results, commissioned by the University of Louisville’s Urban Studies Institute, in Louisville during […]

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Latest News
  • 7.11.17
    AutoVision 2017 conference to provide high-octane insight, networking

    August event offers more matchmaking opportunities than ever in its third year FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 11, 2017) – With the […]

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  • 1.13.17
    Right-To-Work

    Members of the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association, I write to make you aware the Kentucky General Assembly passed and Gov. […]

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  • 12.5.16
    Industry Update

    December 5, 2016   Dear automotive industry leaders:   I wanted to make certain you are aware of a recent, […]

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  • 9.7.16
    AutoVision Conference Nearly Sold Out

    Ticket sales outpacing last year; more than 250 expected in Lexington LOUISVILLE, KY (September 6, 201) – The Kentucky Automotive […]

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  • 9.6.16
    Third-largest auto-producing state in the country? It’s Kentucky

    Tom Martin talked with Dave Tatman, executive director of the Kentucky Auto Industry Association. Tatman completed 34 years with GM […]

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  • 7.25.16
    KAIA Launches ‘AutoVision’ Magazine

    Publication chronicles crucial and thriving state industry that employs 90,000 Kentuckians FRANKFORT, KY (July 25, 2016) – No matter what […]

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Founding Partners
Cabinet For Economic Development Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Toyota General Motors Ford INOAC Metalsa Mubea Akebono Bosch Hitachi AGC