Mercer’s automotive industry practice provides strategic advice and support to over 275 organizations around the globe. Within our auto industry community, we have experts in each major manufacturing location around the world. This team monitors the impact of the seismic shifts taking place in the industry such as electrification, autonomy and mobility, to better understand the impact of these changes on the attraction, retention and motivation of talent. These changes are dramatically affecting the people strategy of all automobile OEMs and suppliers, as well as general manufacturers where the modernization of plants and equipment call for more digital and technologically oriented employees.

Meet our leader 

Mike Ponicall

Mike Ponicall

Automotive Industry Leader


Prior to joining Mercer in 2009, Mike was a Managing Director for Towers Perrin, responsible for all of the Towers' Markets around the world. He has over 35 years of consulting experience in global human resource management, with emphasis on global employee benefits design and captive financing. 

“Mercer is very proactive and always seeking the most innovative and cost efficient solutions for their clients. The voice of the customer is very important to them.” 


– Global Auto supplier

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