Rich Schostek, Honda of America Mfg. senior vice president, will discuss the company’s 30 years of building vehicles in the U.S. at the July 19 meeting

The concept of foreign nameplates building vehicles in the United States today is the “norm,” but 30 years ago when Honda began turning out cars in Ohio things were not quite the same. Rich Schostek, Honda of America Mfg. senior vice president, will discuss how the company bucked the conventional wisdom of the time and, it says, embarked on a dream which sparked innovations in American manufacturing at the July 19 meeting.

Schostek also will explain how Honda’s North American responsibilities have blossomed into global capabilities for manufacturing, research, development and engineering – with more than 20 million domestic vehicles built along the way.

The program begins with a noon reception followed by lunch, Schostek’s presentation and a Q&A session at the 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street, New York. Tickets are $35 for members, $45 for others.