June meeting Friday, June 17 – George Magliano, senior principal economist, Americas, for IHS Automotive, will address a topic encompassing everyone in the automotive industry – the U.S. Economic and Automotive Outlook

George Magliano, senior principal economist, Americas, for IHS Automotive, will address a topic encompassing everyone in the automotive industry – the U.S. Economic and Automotive Outlook – at Friday’s June 17 meeting (yes, June has three Thursdays so the 16th is the meeting date).

The program begins at noon with a reception followed by George’s presentation and a Q&A session.

The meeting spot: 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street, New York. Tickets are $35 for members, $45 for others.

George’s “official” bio:

IHS Automotive
George Magliano is a Senior Principal Economist, Americas for IHS Automotive. In that role he is the North and South American groups’ auto economist, responsible for relating the overall economic and market environment of North and South American light vehicle sales. He has focused on the automotive industry since 1989.

Magliano became director of Automotive Research when ECAP was acquired by WEFA, Inc. several years later. For WEFA, he supervised all global automotive research, primarily specializing in forecasting North American vehicle sales and production, as well as many Asian countries. Magliano also has developed models of international trade flows for vehicles and parts and conducted studies of the U.S. aftermarket. In addition, he has directed studies involving customer segmentation, price elasticity, and the outlook under alternative forecast scenarios.

Prior to joining ECAP and WEFA, Magliano was the senior corporate economist for J.P. Stevens, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of textiles. While there, he was responsible for all economic and industry forecasting and assisted in the development of the annual corporate business plan.

Magliano is a graduate of St. Francis College and has a Master’s degree from Fordham University. He is also a member of the National Association of Business Economists, New York Association of Business Economists, and the Society of Automotive Analysts.