Italian American Alliance for Business and Technology
The Italian American Alliance for Business and Technology was created to serve the needs of Italian industrial companies wanting to do business in the United States and U.S. industrial companies seeking to do business in Italy. More specifically, the goals of The Alliance are:
To promote the image of its members with regard to their technological, scientific, research and development, design and manufacturing capabilities
To promote the exchange of ideas and experiences between its members
To foster business opportunities between its members and North American companies, including trade, investment, joint ventures and other strategic alliances
To keep North American companies informed about technological, scientific, research and development, design and manufacturing opportunities that exist in the Italian business community
- To work on technological, scientific and cultural matters of mutual interest to individuals and organizations in North America and in Italy
The Italian American Alliance for Business and Technology, under the auspices of the Consul of Italy in Detroit,
Dr. Maria Luisa Lapresa,
Cordially invites you to join us for an exciting program
Creating the North America
Car of the Year - Cadillac ATS
Plus, enjoy a Wine Reception and Strolling Dinner.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
The Townsend Hotel
100 Townsend Street (main entrance on Merrill)
Downtown Birmingham, MI
Please join us for an informative evening.
More Information: 248-376-4076
Guest Speaker David Leone is General Motors Executive Chief Engineer for Performance Luxury Vehicles. He previously was Global Vehicle Line Executive for Global Rear Wheel Drive and Performance Cars. Prior to that, Mr. Leone held key engineering and leadership roles for numerous GM products, particularly Cadillac vehicles.
In his present position, he leads the team that developed the new Cadillac ATS, the brand's compact luxury sport sedan. In January, the ATS was named 2013 Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Not only does it serve as the brand's entry into the world's most significant luxury car segment, the ATS's nimble, quick and fun driving performance is challenging the world's best, and expanding Cadillac's customer base in a dynamic new way.
Recently, Mr. Leone's team announced a new 420-horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine that will power the 2014 Cadillac CTS and reach a top speed of about 170 mph. The new CTS is 5 inches longer than today's car and, at the same time, 250 lbs lighter. This was achieved like it was on the ATS, with more efficient designs from bumper to bumper and smart use of lighter-weight materials.
Dave, an Italian American, will speak to the group about how the ATS was developed and why it is performing so well on the road.