AISI Appoints Michael Davenport Auto/Steel Partnership Executive DirectorMarch 10, 2020
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Southfield, MI, has named Michael Davenport the new executive director of the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP). A/SP is a partnership of North American automotive companies, manufacturers, major sheet steel producers and tier suppliers who collaborate on research, innovation, technical development, validation and education to reduce vehicle mass and increase safety and durability. Davenport succeeds John Catterall, who recently became vice president of the automotive program for AISI.
Davenport will facilitate technical research projects to ensure steel remains in the forefront and the best solution for efficient weight reduction, fuel economy, vehicle range, environmental stewardship and added value to the auto industry. He has extensive experience in body-in-white, closures, sealing, exteriors and vehicle assembly. Most recently, he worked as director of application engineering at U.S. Steel Corp., and was responsible for developing, directing and leading the product applications department teams. Prior to his role at U.S. Steel, Davenport worked at FCA (formerly Chrysler Corp.) with positions in product development, management and technical leadership.
Davenport holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technology University and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Oakland University.
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