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Transportation & Infrastructure

Michigan has a new car czar

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The Chevy Volt - the Car of the Year for 2011.

Governor Rick Snyder has tapped a veteran auto industry executive to become the state’s automotive adviser. Gov. Snyder announced the appointment of Nigel Francis and the creation of the Automotive Industry Office earlier this week.

 
The new position and new office will be housed within the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
 
Francis has almost 30 years of executive experience in the auto sector both in Europe and the U.S. -- most recently working for Tata Technologies in Novi and Troy.
 
Nigel Francis joined us today.
 
Listen to the interview above.