Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association
He has been an outspoken advocate for Canada’s automotive suppliers, tackling weighty issues such as free trade and U.S. protectionism and advocating for parts makers to diversify into new, untapped markets.
In October, Volpe, 43, described U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to unilaterally define rules for parts makers under the United States-Mexico-Canada free-trade deal as “breathtakingly stupid,” saying it’s imposing on the U.S. market is exactly the kind of interference Trump complains about with regard to China.
And while Volpe supports the new deal, he also argued vociferously against dismantling the old North American Free Trade Agreement and said while the new deal was being negotiated “it was a fight that should never have taken place because it made it difficult for companies on both sides of the border to do business.”
Volpe has led the APMA since 2014.