Shaw assumes leadership of MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers

Collin Shaw

Collin Shaw assumed the presidency of MEMA's Original Equipment Suppliers group. He succeeds Julie Fream, who served for 10 years. 

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"Our strength lies in our collective voice and actions of all diverse members across both light- and commercial-vehicle sectors. As we welcome new supply chains, evolving technologies and changing geographics, MEMA is committed to creating an environment where the supplier's voice is heard and we, together, enable a profitable ecosystem," says Bill Long, president and CEO of MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association. "We are fortunate to have Collin's passion, energy and vision in further advancing the business interests of the original supplier community." 

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MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers will leverage technology to enhance connectivity with members, expand its reach to meet the changing dynamics of the industry and promote global competitiveness, it says. 

"For the past 120 years, MEMA's vision has been to foster a profitable, innovative and influential ecosystem for its supplier members. As I look forward to the future, the vision remains consistent," Shaw says. "Myself and the MEMA OE team will remain focused on helping suppliers navigate the significant paradigm shift in vehicle architecture due to electrification and software defined vehicles, adopting and leveraging technology such as AI, and embracing the fresh perspectives brought by new leadership demographics to drive our industry forward." 

Shaw says he is focused on strengthening the position of suppliers at the forefront of innovation and sustainability. 

"We are on the brink of transformative change," Shaw says. "Your insights and feedback are invaluable as we navigate this journey together. We will continue striving to represent the automotive and transportation supply base with the dedication and excellence it deserves." 

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