Tom Murphy is senior editor of WardsAuto.com and executive editor of WardAuto World magazine, with an emphasis on technology and suppliers. He leads selection each year of the Wards 10 Best Engines and 10 Best Interiors. Formerly a daily newspaper reporter for 13 years, he joined Wards in 1997. He travels often, test drives and reviews new vehicles throughout the year, helps organize the annual WardsAuto Interiors Conference and assembles the biweekly WardsAuto Engine & Technology Update e-newsletter. Tom grills year-round, never leaves home without a guitar pick and aspires to own a Jaguar E-Type someday.
Haig Stoddard has followed the auto industry for nearly three decades, starting as a reporter for WardsAuto and transitioning to automotive market analyst. He has spent most of his career at WardsAuto, with stints along the way at Global Insight forecasting North American vehicle production, and as a vehicle sales analyst at General Motors and Dana Corp. Since returning to WardsAuto, he has served as the company’s lead in-house analyst overseeing several of the information provider’s data products and tools, including North American production and sales forecasts.
Erin Sunde started her career at WardsAuto six years ago, working with a wide variety of automotive industry data. She is currently an Industry Analyst, specializing in fuel economy regulations and strategies and the monthly vehicle sales forecast. Erin has authored and collaborated on reports covering fuel economy and vehicle technology. She cooperates with media and automotive professionals by providing customized data and insights.
John Sousanis is Managing Director of WardsAuto, and the director of the WardsAuto Outlook Conference Series. During his 20 years in automotive data & insights, John has worked as a market analyst, U.S. sales and production forecaster, and as head of WardsAuto’s data and insights group. John has authored and co-authored several special reports on fuel economy and regularly speaks to automotive professionals on topics ranging from flexible manufacturing to global powertrain trends and U.S. OEM Green Strategies.