“The Auto Industry Comes to Tennessee” – a panel discussion


Watch video of Sen. Lamar Alexander who joined other key players from the history of Tennessee’s auto industry March 12 for a panel discussion at Vanderbilt University’s Central Library.  “The Auto Industry Comes to Tennessee” was co-sponsored by Vanderbilt Libraries and Owen Graduate School of Management.

The panel discussion was part of special programming scheduled in conjunction with the exhibit “Come on along: Lamar Alexander’s Journey as Governor,” an exhibit drawn from the prized pre-Senate papers that Alexander and his wife, Honey Alexander, recently donated to the university. The exhibit, which includes the first pickup truck produced in Tennessee by Nissan Motor Co., is free and open to the public.

The other panelists were Bill Krueger, vice chairman, Nissan North America Inc.; Guy Briggs, retired General Motors executive and former vice president in charge of manufacturing operations for Saturn Corporation; and Carlyle Carroll, vice president of economic development for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Jim Bradford, dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, served as moderator.