WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is pleased to announce that Julia Rege has been promoted to Director, Environment and Energy. Rege is replacing John Cabaniss who retired after 19 years with the Association.

“Julia was a natural choice to carry on the Association’s efforts on the energy and climate change front,” said John Bozzella, Global Automakers’ president and CEO. “She brings with her over a decade of experience and has proven to be a valuable asset to our organization.”

Rege joined the Association in 2011 as Senior Manager, Environment and Energy, coming from Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. where she served as a senior regulatory engineer. She also worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality as an environmental engineer. One of Rege’s responsibilities at the EPA included coordinating with governmental organizations and regional stakeholders during the Agency’s federal rulemaking process required under the 2005 Federal Transportation Act.

Julia has a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Environmental Science from Northwestern University.


The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. We work with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster a competitive environment in which more vehicles are designed and built to enhance Americans’ quality of life. For more information, visit www.globalautomakers.org.