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Current Corporate, Founding and Patron Members List

Platinum Corporate Members

AISIN North Carolina Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers of fully assembled automatic transmissions and transmission components for passenger cars and trucks. On April 1, 2022, our company name formally changed to AISIN North Carolina Corporation from AW North Carolina, Inc. This change is due to the merger between Aisin AW Co., Ltd and Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., completed on April 1, 2021, to form "AISIN CORPORATION." Worldwide, AISIN is the fifth largest Tier One supplier of automotive components and systems. AISIN Group is the largest manufacturer of automatic transmissions in the world and employs over 120,000 team members at 208 consolidated companies. A new corporate logo and slogan are introduced. The logo symbolizes AISIN's philosophy: "Inspiring movement, creating tomorrow." The new brand slogan: "We Touch the Future" represents the entire AISIN Group, brought together by each employee's dreams and aspirations to create a future of safe and comfortable mobility for all." As we move ahead into the future, we continue to strive for delivering quality transmission products that will exceed our customer's expectations.

After being the first and largest automobile company to offer a hybrid car in its line-up, Toyota NC is helping to lead the electric vehicle revolution with our new production lines set to come online in 2025. North America’s first-ever Toyota battery plant, this facility includes six production lines along with four supporting battery production for Hybrid Electric Vehicles and two supporting battery production for Battery Electric Vehicles. The energy used at this facility will be 100% renewable, thereby doing our part to lead Toyota to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2050. On top of that, roughly 2,100 jobs will be brought to Liberty, North Carolina by the time construction is finished. Globally, Toyota remains as the leading motor vehicle manufacturer worldwide based on sales as of 2022. Much of Toyota’s success can be attributed to the management and production philosophy known as “The Toyota Way,” the idea of which is captured under the two main pillars of “continuous improvement” and “respect for people.”

Gold Corporate Members

DENSO is a global company focused on advanced mobility that positively changes how the world moves and contributes to greater well-being.  DENSO Manufacturing North Carolina (DMNC), formerly known as ASMO North Carolina, Inc., produces blower motors, power window motors and pinch sensor assemblies for its North American customers. 

We have specifically tailored our accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting services to the unique needs of your foreign owned business in the United States of America. For the past 40 years our core practice has been serving the accounting and tax needs of foreign owned companies operating in the U.S.

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Silver Corporate Members

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Toyota Tsusho America is a multi-business enterprise that combines international trading of various products incl. metals, machinery, chemicals, electronics with an expansive range of targeted functions incl. industrial processing, supply-chain/logistics, and engineering solutions. 

Maynard Nexsen attorneys deploy innovation and efficiency in legal services across the country and around the world. With more than 650 lawyers in 24 offices in the U.S., and with affiliate relationships in every major business center in the world, we are client-driven and team-focused. 

Womble Bond Dickinson serves clients globally across every business sector with 1,000 lawyers in 30 US and UK offices.  Founded in North Carolina in 1876, we guide clients in international trade, cross-border transactions, regulatory compliance, dispute resolution, and more.

Regular Corporate Members

The Alliance collaborates to promote and advance the Charlotte Region, creating opportunity, economic growth, and prosperity for all.


Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC (PBV) is the largest privately-held manufacturer, seller, and distributor of some of the most recognized consumer brands in the world.

In our nearly 100 years in business, Plante Moran has grown to be one of the nation’s largest audit, tax, consulting, and wealth management firms.


Gray is a leading industrial design builder specializing in engineering, design, construction, digital, equipment, digital and real estate services.

Small Business Members


Institutional Members

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Patron Individual Members

Corporate Founding Members


Zareen Beck

Jonathan & Atsuko Brewster

David Chetwynd


Steve Cooper


Joel Fecke

David Huff

Eiko Goti

Kevin & Chiyoko Lord

Yoko Moye

Deborah & Timothy Newlin

Sean Stowe

Mark Weber

David Chetwynd


Individual Founding Members

David & Jenine Atoji & Family

Jake Izumi

Noah Lenhardt

Kevin & Chiyoko Lord

Akira Negi

Deborah & Timothy Newlin

David Robinson

Spencer & Sally Robinson

Mohsen Sani & Michi (Calcagno) Sani

Emily Stith

Tracy & Jane Tsuetaki Family

Michael Watson

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