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Key Employee Classifications

MANAGERIAL LEVELS

  • Top-Upper Management (executives/owners/principals/senior managers, etc.)
  • Middle-Lower Management (mid-level managers, supervisors, team leaders, etc.) 

JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Administration (general administrative, operations, etc.) 
  • Regulatory Compliance (government relations/health/safety/environment, etc.) 
  • Finance (accounting, payables, receivables, taxation, etc.) 
  • Human Resources (recruiting, training, benefits, labor relations, etc.) 
  • Manufacturing/Production (general manufacturing/production, etc.) 
  • Engineering/Design (general engineering/design, etc.) 
  • Research & Development (general research & development, etc.) 
  • Quality (testing, laboratory, etc.) 
  • Purchasing (supply chain management, supplier diversity, etc.) 
  • Logistics (scheduling, shipping, receiving, etc.) 
  • Business Development (general business development, etc.) 
  • Sales/Marketing (general sales and/or marketing, etc.) 
  • Customer Service (client/account service, etc.) 
  • Information Technology (information systems, e-business, EDI, etc.) 
  • Communications (public relations, investor relations, etc.) 
  • Service (support, parts, warranty, etc.) 
  • Maintenance/Tooling (machinery/equipment/tool & die-related, etc.) 
  • Other (researchers, auditors, consultants, etc.)


Automotive Supplier Product/Service Classifications

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

  • Automotive Consulting/Training Services 
  • Automotive Industry Organizations/Publications 
  • Castings/Forgings 
  • Contract Manufacturing, Assembly, and/or Logistics Services, etc. 
  • Development/Testing 
  • Engineering Aids/Tools/Services 
  • Engineering Design/Prototyping 
  • Manufacturer's Representative 
  • Management Systems Registration, Supporting Services, Products, etc. 
  • New Technologies 
  • Painting/Coatings/Finishing Service 
  • Plant & Facility Design/Construction 
  • Stamping/Molding/Forming 

GENERAL PARTS & COMMODITIES

  • Bearings 
  • Brackets/Clamps/Fasteners 
  • Cables/Wires 
  • Couplings 
  • Gaskets/Seals 
  • Misc. Bolts/Nuts/Screws 
  • Misc. Metal Parts/Components 
  • Misc. Plastic Parts/Components 
  • Misc. Rubber Parts/Components 
  • Tubing/Hoses/Fittings 

BODY, TRIM & GLASS

  • Body Structures 
  • Bumpers 
  • Convertible Tops 
  • Exterior Trim 
  • Grilles 
  • Handles 
  • Lighting 
  • Locks/Latches/Hinges 
  • Mirrors 
  • Sunroofs 
  • Vibration Control 
  • Washer/Wiper Systems, etc. 
  • Weather-Stripping 
  • Window Systems 

BRAKE SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS

  • General Braking Components 
  • ABS Components 
  • Brake Discs 
  • Brake Pads/Shoes/Linings 
  • Calipers 
  • Hydraulics 
  • Master Cylinders 
  • Rotors/Drums 
  • Wheel Cylinders/Brake Hoses/Tubing 

CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM & COMPONENTS

  • Air Compressors 
  • Fans/Clutches 
  • Heat Exchangers 
  • Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Components 
  • Hose/Belts 
  • Radiators 
  • Thermostats 

COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES, PRODUCTS & SERVICES

  • Engineering Software (CAD/CAM/CAE/CFD, etc.) 
  • Misc. Software (e-Business, Supply Chain Management, EDI, etc.) 
  • Computer Hardware 
  • In-Vehicle Software/Telematics 
  • Peripherals 

DRIVETRAIN/TRANSMISSION & COMPONENTS

  • Axles 
  • Clutches, Valves & Components 
  • CV & U-Joints 
  • Differential/Transfer Cases 
  • Differentials 
  • Drive Shafts 
  • Four-Wheel Drive/Parts 
  • Manual/Automatic Transmissions 
  • Shift Assemblies 
  • Torque Converters 
  • Torsion Traction Systems 
  • Transaxles 
  • Transmission Bearings 
  • Transmission Clutches 
  • Transmission Gears/Linkages 
  • Transmission Housings 
  • Transmission Valves 
  • Viscous Couplings 

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

  • General Electrical/Electronic Components 
  • Actuators 
  • Anti-Theft Systems/Components 
  • Audio Systems/Components 
  • Batteries/Components 
  • Collision Warning Systems 
  • Connectors 
  • Cruise Control 
  • Engine Management Systems 
  • Gauges 
  • Horns, Alarms/Emergency Systems 
  • Instrument Clusters/Components 
  • Lighting Systems/Components 
  • On Board Radar Systems 
  • Optical Cable/Multiplexing 
  • PCBs 
  • Relays/Regulators 
  • Semiconductors/Diodes/Transistors 
  • Sensors 
  • Solenoids 
  • Switches/Fuses/Circuit Breakers 
  • Wiring Harnesses 

ENGINES & COMPONENTS

  • Alternative Propulsion Systems/Components 
  • Alternators/Generators 
  • Belts/Chains/Pulleys 
  • Cylinder Blocks/Heads 
  • Camshafts/Crankshafts 
  • Connecting Rods 
  • Diesel Engines 
  • Distributors 
  • Emission Control 
  • Engine Bearings 
  • Flywheels 
  • Gasoline Engines 
  • Ignition Systems/Components 
  • Intake Manifolds 
  • Oil Filters 
  • Oil/Water Pumps 
  • Pistons/Rings 
  • Spark Plugs 
  • Starters 
  • Timing Chains/Gears/Belts 
  • Turbochargers/Superchargers 
  • Valve Covers/Oil Pans 
  • Valvetrain/Components 

EQUIPMENT & TOOLS

  • Miscellaneous Equipment and/or Tools 
  • Assembly Systems 
  • Balancing Machines 
  • Bar Code/Identification/Inventory Equipment 
  • Conveyors 
  • Dies/Molds 
  • Emission Equipment 
  • Environmental Equipment 
  • Heat Treating Equipment 
  • Heating Equipment 
  • Inspection/Test Equipment 
  • Laser Systems 
  • Machine Controls 
  • Machine Tools 
  • Material Handling Equipment/Packaging 
  • Monitoring/Measuring Equipment 
  • Noise Control Equipment 
  • Paint/Finishing Systems 
  • Rapid Prototyping Systems 
  • Robots/Accessories 
  • Waste Treatment/Recycling Systems 
  • Water Cutting Systems 
  • Welding Equipment 

EXHAUST SYSTEM & COMPONENTS

  • General Exhaust System Components 
  • Catalytic Converters 
  • Exhaust Pipes 
  • Exhaust System Brackets 
  • Mufflers 
  • Tailpipes 

FUEL SYSTEM & COMPONENTS

  • Air/Fuel Filter 
  • Carburetors 
  • Fuel Injection 
  • Fuel Pumps 
  • Fuel System Hoses/Lines 
  • Fuel Systems Tanks 

INTERIOR SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS

  • Air Bag/Components 
  • Cables 
  • Carpeting/Floor Mats 
  • Door Systems/Trim 
  • Headliners 
  • Instrument Panels/Consoles 
  • Interior Mirrors 
  • Interior Trim 
  • Linkages 
  • Pedals 
  • Seat Belts 

MATERIALS

  • Abrasives 
  • Acoustic Materials 
  • Adhesives 
  • Aluminum/Alloys 
  • Cardboard/Fiberboard/Wood Hardboard 
  • Ceramics 
  • Chemicals 
  • Composites 
  • Elastomers 
  • Fabrics 
  • Ferrous Metals/Alloys 
  • Fiberglass 
  • Foams 
  • Fuel Additives 
  • Glass/Glass Laminates 
  • Non-Ferrous Metal/Alloys 
  • Oil/Lubricants 
  • Paints/Coatings/Films 
  • Plastics 
  • Powder Metals 
  • Rubber 
  • Sealants 
  • Steel/Stainless Steel 
  • Tapes 

SEATS & COMPONENTS

  • Seat Assemblies 
  • Seat Controls 
  • Seat Cover 
  • Seat Frame 
  • Seat Hardware 
  • Seat Padding 

STEERING SYSTEM & COMPONENTS

  • Linkage/Hoses/Boots 
  • Steering Columns 
  • Steering Gears 
  • Steering Pumps 
  • Steering Racks 
  • Steering Wheels 

SUSPENSION SYSTEM & COMPONENTS

  • Bushings/Bearings 
  • Control Arms 
  • Dampers 
  • Shock Absorbers 
  • Springs 
  • Stabilizers 
  • Struts 
  • Torsion Bars 
  • Wheels/Components 

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