National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Cain, Herman (speaker), Peterson, John P. (speaker), Gillman, Ramsay H. (speaker)
Shane Wilson, Executive Director for Metro, Atlanta NADA introduces featured speaker Herman Cain, who speaks on leadership. Speech is followed by convention video montage. The session following is hosted by 1997 NADA Convention Chairman, W. John [Dahl?] and features a dealer advertising awards presentation and NADA Charitable Foundation video. 1996 NADA President John P. Peterson introduces video on new 1997 president Ramsey Gillman. Gillman introduces NADA executive committee and begins speech.
Rick Goings, President, Avon U.S. Inc., addresses what Avon needs to do to succeed in the 1990s. Avon representatives respond to what they want from Avon. Ron Wolfe, V.P. Senior Officer, Sales and Customer Service, explains new career opportunities for representatives.
Halaby, Lisa Najeeb, 1951- (spk), National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Smith, Charley R. (speaker), Underriner, William (speaker), Ostaski, Michael (performer), Braley, Buzz (speaker), Kain, Jack (speaker)
Day 3 NADA 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Begins with entertainment, portrait painter Michael Ostaski. Hosted by Buzz Braley. NADA Chairman 2005 William P. Underriner. Video montage of convention highlights. Charley Smith introduces 2005 Chairman Jack Kain who introduces executive committee and addresses convention. Featured speaker is Queen Noor of Jordan, who speaks of the importance of seeking common humanity and shared values globally in efforts to build tolerance, justice, and peace.
Magazine program for General Electric. Interview with Chairman and CEO Jack Welch; Nick Pirna, GE Staff Economist; Len Vickers, Vice President for Corporate Marketing; Jack Peiffer, Senior Vice President for Executive Management; Frank Doyle, Senior Vice-President for Corporate Relations and John Peterson, Corporate Ombudsman. Overview of 1985 discussing the successes and future focus of the company.
Avon Products, Inc. (spn), Avon Video Network (production company)
Employees talk about what they love about Avon and their subsidiaries, including medical research company, Mallinkrodt, Foster Home Health Car equipment and Avon Direct Mail Division. Interviews with Hicks B. Waldron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Avon Products, Inc.; James E. Preston, President, Avon Division; Raymond F. Bentele, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mallikrodt; John H. Foster, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Foster Medical; William H. Willet, Vice President, Direct Mail Division. Other on-camera employees credited at end of program.
TV Personality Linda Gray hosts a program on Avon's "Anew" Skincare system. Neil Scancarella, Vice President -Global Research and Development and Dr. James J. Leyden, Dermatologist discuss the product.
National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Sykora, Annette (speaker), Manning, Archie, 1949- (speaker), Mulally, Alan R. (speaker)
Day 1 of 2009 NADA convention held in New Orleans. Includes entertainment provided by a jazz band and the Storyville Stompers brass band. Patriotic songs and National Anthem performed by the Cactus Cuties. Hosted by NADA Convention Chairman Jeff Carlson, Louisiana Lt. Gov Mitch Landreau opens with welcoming message. After an invocation by Ed Sykora, a NADA year in review video is shown, which focuses on NADA's response to the 2008 financial crisis. 2008 NADA Chairman Annette Sykora introduces the Executive Committee of NADA Board of Directors and speaks about the impact of and NADA's response to the financial crisis. Sykora's address is followed by Time Magazine Dealers of the Year award presentation and featured speaker, former professional football player Archie Manning.
Du Pont, Irénée, 1920- (interviewee), Smith, John K. (John Kenly), 1951- (interviewer), Oates, Mike (videographer), 302 Stories, Inc. (production company), Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation (originator)
Irénée du Pont, Jr., describes his early life and later career with the DuPont Company. After World War II, he joined the DuPont Company where for the next two decades he held a variety of jobs. He describes his time on the DuPont executive committee, which he joined in 1967, during which the company had to deal with increasing competition, social unrest in Wilmington, equal opportunity legislation, and environmental regulation. Among other anecdotes, du Pont describes how his father, along with his brothers Lammot and Pierre, set off large fireworks displays at Fourth of July celebrations in the 1920s. He also remarks that he believes Pierre continued to play an important role in the affairs of the company until his death in 1954.
National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Ghosn, Carlos, 1954- (speaker), Press, Bill, 1940- (interviewer), Smith, Charley R. (speaker), Underriner, William (speaker)
Day one of NADA convention 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Entertainment from gospel choir and jazz band of New Orleans Legends. Hosted by William P. Underriner. Interview with Bill Press and Charley Smith, 2004 NADA Chairman. Introduction of NADA Executive board. 2004 Chairman Charley Smith speaks to convention. Presentation of the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award. Featured speaker is Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO of Nissan. Ghosn speaks about the mutual interest in the global automotive industry of manufacturers and dealers. He discusses 2004 as a challenging year in the industry before speaking on the trajectory of the industry, particularly for Nissan. He remarks on changing and competing technologies to address climate concerns, the development and growth of the industry in new international markets, Nissan's profit-driven versus market share-driven corporate strategy, and the value of competition for Nissan.
Sit down discussion between NAM president R. Heath Larry and Jan Zima, of Kent State University, that stemmed from an earlier conversation. Larry offers an assessment of Carter's presidency so far and how the National Association of Manufacturers sees it. Carter had a learning curve with how to communicate with Congress, business, and industry.