Industry and Trade
Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association
Sometimes, just one word can drive home the gravity of a situation.
When Flavio Volpe warned of a “Carmageddon” for Canadian auto-parts makers if the United States imposed a 25-per-cent tariff, the entire country took notice. The head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) is modest about his role in trade talks, but he was key in securing an increase in regional value content for automotive suppliers in the new USMCA.
This MBA grad from Toronto’s York University tells the world about Canada’s automotive innovations, helping suppliers develop new markets. As an articulate and informed advocate for Canadian suppliers, Volpe, 42, has been published in several prestigious publications, including in The Economist, New York Times and Wall Street Journal.