Re: Veteran Automotive/Aerospace Journalist/Analyst Available For Interviews on State of The Industry, Its Product, and Risk/Benefit Analysis of Western Auto Companies Doing Business in The People’s Republic of China; One of Industry’s Stongest Advocates for Boeing C-17 Long Beach Production Line Retention
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Myron D. Stokes –
Los Angeles, CA -( LA Auto Show ) November 28, 2012 – Veteran Automotive/Aerospace Journalist/Analyst, ZINTRO Expert and eMOTION! REPORTS.com Publisher Myron D. Stokes, an award-winning former Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, Newsweek International special correspondent and Interim Bureau Chief, will be available for interviews covering a wide range of automotive/aerospace industry subjects inclusive of product technology,emerging markets, crisis management, the short sightedness of offshoring manufacturing capacity and the technology associated; a re-emergent US auto industry, and the economic and national security implications of failing to protect and secure the country’s ability to manufacture things of value. http://ht.ly/fGPOO
“The US cannot exist as as consumer/service economy in the manner of Las Vegas,” says Stokes, “and expect to maintain its status, in symbiotic relationship with Great Britain, as THE world power economically and militarily.”
Moreover, Stokes is convinced, along with colleagues in the US policy shaping arena inclusive of the United States-China Economic and Security Commission (www.USCC.gov), that US, European and Asian auto companies are at profound risk of losing virtually all control of manufacturing operations in China. http://ht.ly/fGWAY http://ht.ly/fGWsA
“It is critical that we change that conversation in light of the economically devastating effects of overly permissive trade regulatory processes that forced US automotive and aerospace entities to compete as companies, while their international competitors operated as countries, with the full power and resources of their parent nations,” Stokes said. “Free trade must be fair, and our Chinese colleagues, despite having performed an economic miracle in recent years that rivals that of Japan in the ’80s and ’90’s and membership in the WTO, are not interested in relinquishing one iota of the economic advantage they have given their ‘indigenous’ auto companies.” http://ht.ly/fGRqr
Stokes has proven capable of discussing virtually every aspect of auto industry analysis with a particular focus on the China presence of western car firms. He can discuss the risk/benefit of such presence by GM, Ford, Chrysler, the Europeans inclusive of VW; and the Japanese car companies who have been declared for all intents and purposes “enemies of the state”. Among other topics: whether the “bailout” of GM and Chrysler was really necessary and why Ford refused; the uncomfortable role that Wall Street played in creating a circumstance that made GM, Ford and Chrysler vulnerable to offshore takeover in the interest of short term gain.
GM Bankruptcy/TATA/Jaguar Land Rover
Stokes was directly involved in an effort to stop the declaration of GM bankruptcy through re-evaluation of global assets; coordinated with concerned European governments -excluding Germany – to prevent GM’s attempts to offload Opel resulting in an intervention by those governments; and a very specific role in changing the circumstances under which the Jaguar/Land Rover sale to TATA would occur by bringing Mahindra and Mahindra back to the acquisition table in conjunction with one of the world’s most powerful investment banking institutions working through Ford’s then CFO.
Chrysler/Kerkorian Toyota Intelligence Gathering
Among archived industrial base preservation activities, Stokes helped prevent the
Kerkorian takeover of Chrysler by bringing a “White Knight” into the mix and presented
to the Chrysler board through a senior communications executive. The intervention was
conveyed during an overseas call from Tokyo during the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show. It is now possible to reveal that the late Sir Alex Trotman approved Ford Motor Company’s acting in this capacity following a lengthy interaction with Stokes during a Ford media program.
Toyota Intelligence Gathering – As Toyota grew in power, profit and influence through its US and global marketing presence which led to its supplanting GM as the world’s largest manufacturer of automobiles, the company’s public comments seemed to be increasingly dismissive of their US counterparts who were complaining about the trade imbalance and quite limited access to the Japanese market. A trade war was averted in 1995 when Japan agreed to relax its market access requirements subsequent to discussions with then SECCOM Ron Brown (later killed in a Croatia plane crash) and Deputy Mickey Cantor.
In the ensuing years, not much changed relative to Toyota’s view of GM, Ford and Chrysler as competitors, and despite the fact that the company’s US presence was quite legal in addition to an emergent symbiotic relationship between the US and Japan economies, the preservation team decided that a modification of Toyota’s strongly influential position was in order. Approval was sought in 2002 from US intelligence services to reveal the results of a 1988 global analysis of intelligence gathering activities by major powers, and rather than confirming that the various agencies reviewed were at the top of their game (CIA, NSA, KGB, MI-6, Mossad, et al) Toyota was assessed as the best intelligence gathering organization in the world.
Utilizing a dedicated satellite, 250,000 encrypted messages per day were sent between Toyota City and Torrance. The CIA was sending half that amount at the time globally…
As a professor of economics at Wayne State University who was made aware of these data proffered at the time: “Does Toyota have the right to encrypt potentially sensitive corporate data in the form of memos, reports, marketing strategies and Research and Developmental activities? Absolutely yes. But, did they provide the de-cryption codes to US intelligence services as required and agreed to between the respective governments? Apparently no, they didn’t, and by failing to do so placed the entire Toyota organization operating in the west at profound risk. Had they chosen to do so, the US government would have been perfectly within its rights to confiscate the company’s manufacturing operations, freeze its financial assets, and detain its executive personnel. Obviously, and perhaps wisely, they didn’t.”
“In spite of the US deciding no punitive actions were required, Stokes observed, “Toyota’s stance changed remarkably, even to the point of defending and offering assistance to GM, Ford and Chrysler during the quite regrettable Congressional ‘bailout’ hearings of 2008.”
Boeing Dreamliner/C-17 Globemaster III
On the aerospace side, a recent analysis of Boeing Dreamliner with specific focus on the issues of a nearly unprecedented conjoining of composites to metal within critical
aircraft structure, induced a rethinking of this approach and questioned, as did a GAO analysis, the viability, accuracy and appropriateness of FAA certification processes for aircraft extensively utilizing composites. (Google -Boeing Dreamliner Analysis).
Stokes, along with national security strategist and Walsh College Academician
Dr. Sheila Ronis, has been one of the strongest voices in advocating Boeing C-17
Globemaster III Long Beach production line continuance and preservation
of over 250,000 core manufacturing positions in the US – when one correctly
invokes Keynesian Economic Multipliers – of which at least 5,000 are in California.
Potential interviewers will find it useful to google the following terms: –Veteran Automotive Journalist-; -GM China Analysis-; -Auto Industry Analysis 2013 – (5 of 55 million); -2010 Auto Industry Analysis- (1, 2, 3 of 12 million) ; -Myron D. Stokes, China Auto Industry Analysis- ; -Boeing, Myron D. Stokes-;-Boeing Dreamliner Analysis- -Boeing C17, Stokes- ; -Richard Holbrooke’s World- ; -Deadra’s Flight- ;-GM’s Transition to China-; – eMOTION! REPORTS.com –
Afghanistan Emergency Airlift Relief Mission
Lastly, in his capacity as Managing Director of Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc, an entity involved in the creation of a new air transportation industry subset, Stokes has just completed coordination, in conjunction with Kalitta Air US, DHL UK, AviaPartner and Fast Forward Freight of Belgium, and the British Afghan Women’s Society, of a second emergency private airlift relief mission into the refugee camps of Kabul, Afghanistan. The mission was named “Deadra’s Flight” in honor of Stokes’ wife who recently succumbed to illness. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/urgent-appeal-ukuseuasiamiddle-east—help-with-airlift-of-winter-childrens-clothes-to-afghanistan-wanted-174768661.html
Publisher’s note: A second phase of this mission will bring critically ill Afghan children to the US for treatment, with Phoenix, AZ medical facilities having been designated for this effort. A pediatric review team consisting of physicians and other area healthcare professionals is being formed as of now.
Media avails: Stokes will be available throughout the media previews and during the public show. He will also be accessible for comment during near future auto shows, inclusive of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) http://www.naias.com/ and the New York Auto Show. http://www.autoshowny.com/
ZINTRO LINK: http://blog.zintro.com/2012/11/08/electric-cars-struggling-for-public-acceptance/
Analysis: GM’s Transition to China: http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC2/20092010-auto-industry-analysis-gms-transition-to-china-2714948
2008 Automotive Industry Analysis: http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC/automotive-industry-analysis-2008-martha-hindes-e-motion-reportscom3-presentation
Main Site: http://www.emotionreports.com : Call For Restoration of Dewar Trophy in Accordance With 1907 Royal Automobile Club International Rulesets (Parts Interchangability; endurance, reliability)
Archived Press Release: (PR Newswire 2003) Reports Says Department of Defense May Consider US Auto Industry ‘Irrelevant’ to National Security – Analysis – “Super-Globalism: Strategies For Maintaining A Robust Industrial Base Through Technological, Policy and Process Improvement” http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/report-says-department-of-defense-may-consider-us-auto-industry-irrelevant-to-national-security-71247952.html