SC Automotive Council

Board of Directors

The South Carolina Automotive Council is governed by a Board of Directors made up of manufacturers and non-voting allies including academic partners, economic development officials, and individuals with industry knowledge and expertise.


Ms. Paige Reed, SCAC Chair
Sage Automotive Interiors
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Rodger Riddle
VTL Group (Holdings) Ltd.
Head – Global Sales Operations

Mr. Hank Bennett, Past SCAC Chairman
Robert Bosch, LLC
Vice President – Gasoline Systems – Manufacturing Operations and Engineering

Mr. Max Metcalf
BMW Manufacturing Co.
Manager, Government and Community Relations

Mr. Vergil Norrod
Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Plant Manager

Mr. Gary Mabrey
Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing Inc.

Mr. Dex Battista
Magna International, Inc.
Senior Manager of Government Affairs

Mr. Michael Balke
Mercedes-Benz Vans
President & CEO

Mr. Adam Brumfield
Roy Metal Finishing
Director of Business and Product Development


Mr. Mark Warner
SC Economic Developers Association

Mr. Jack Ellenberg
Clemson University
International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)
Associate Vice President
Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives

Ms. Susie Shannon
SC Council on Competitiveness
President & CEO

Ms. Jordi R. Yarborough
SC State Ports Authority
Senior Vice President, External Affairs

Ms. Margaret O’Riley
Duke Energy
Business Recruitment

Mr. Marc Metcalf
Upstate Alliance
Business Recruiter Automotive Group