Archives: Speakers

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Peter Ricchiuti


Peter Ricchiuti (Ri-Shooty) is the business professor you WISHED you had back in college!

His humor and insight have earned him numerous teaching awards at Tulane University where he created and runs the nationally acclaimed Burkenroad Reports ( student stock research program.

Peter is a graduate of Babson College and began his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody in Boston. He later managed Louisiana’s $3 billion investment portfolio while serving as the assistant state treasurer.

Peter has addressed more than 1400 groups in 47 states and several countries. He has been featured in BARRON’S, Kiplinger’s, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He also hosts a popular weekly business show on National Public Radio in New Orleans called “Out To Lunch.”

Peter is a husband, dad and author who has attended baseball games at all 30 current major league ballparks.


Andreas Bareid

Head of EV and Mobility Division @ QAD

Andreas Bareid heads the EV and Mobility division within QAD, a global provider of Supply Chain, Inventory and Quality solution within manufacturing and automotive companies. QAD is serving both established as well as new entrants with ambitions to scale up!

He stems from Norway and worked in Spain, Germany and US within Automotive, IT enablement and Supply Chain in HP, Infosys and QAD. He holds a MBA from San Francisco.

Andreas is today supporting new entrants as well as multinational companies with enabling their transformation to the new world of decarbonization, adapting new technologies and scaling up startups with up manufacturing, supply chain and production systems.

He is serving as a board member of NAATBATT and enthusiastic on the future of E-Mobility and power storage solutions.


Elizabeth Reid

Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner @ Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta

Elizabeth Reid is the Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, which covers the states of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and North and South Carolina, and as such is responsible for the trade and investment relationship between Canada and the South East US, as well as being the deputy Head of Mission. She worked in the private sector for the Royal Bank of Canada before joining Global Affairs Canada. At Headquarters, she has wide ranging experience as  the deputy director of the Taiwan, Korea and Oceania Division, of the Investor Outreach Division; of the Intergovernmental Affairs Division; of  Diversity, FTA Promotion, Trade Missions and Outreach; and the Greater China Commercial Relations Division.  She has served overseas in Bangkok, Thailand as Second Secretary; in Canberra, Australia as First Secretary,  in London, U.K. as the Counsellor (Economic), as well as shorter term assignments in Vietnam and Brazil, in addition to her current assignment here in the United States.

SAC is presented jointly each year by the automotive manufacturers associations of Alabama (AAMA), Georgia (GAMA), Mississippi (MAMA) and Tennessee (TAMA). The South Carolina Automotive Council (SCAC), Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Texas Automotive Manufacturing Association (TXAMA), and Southern Automotive Women's Forum (SAWF) are affiliates of SAC.