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Asian Heritage Day Celebration presented by Ford Motor Company
May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the MMSDC, MBDA, and Ford Motor Company as we celebrate Asian Culture at the MGM Grand in Downtown Detroit.
Our first ever Asian Heritage Day event will pay tribute to two of MMSDC’s constituent groups – Asian-Pacific and Asian-Indian Americans – by bringing together networking opportunities, national leaders, and learning under the diverse umbrella of Asian culture.
Hau Thai-Tang was appointed group vice president, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company effective Aug. 1, 2013. Thai-Tang’s global purchasing organization is responsible for more than $90 billion in annual spending on production and non-production goods and services around the world.
Thai-Tang, 47, previously served as vice president, Engineering for Global Product Development. In this capacity, he directed all global engineering for car, truck, SUV and crossover vehicles for the Ford and Lincoln brands in support of the One Ford plan.
Prior to this role, Thai-Tang held several senior leadership positions in Product Development. He was executive director of Global Product Programs, and director of Advanced Product Creation and Special Vehicle Team (SVT). In these roles, he led the delivery of Ford’s mainstream and high performance products from conception to launch across all regions.
In 2001, the Automotive Hall of Fame awarded Thai-Tang the Young Leadership and Excellence Award. He was also named Asian Executive of the Year by On Wheels Inc. in 2006.
Multi-media journalist, WXYZ Channel 7
Mr. Choi comes to Channel 7 from WISC-TV in Madison, Wisconsin where he was a reporter and anchor at the number-one rated station in the market.
Choi won two Emmy Awards in 2012 from the Chicago Midwest Chapter of the National Association of Broadcasters.
He has won national and regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, as well as first and second place awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.
Choi is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.