I'm often asked what it was that attracted me to the automotive industry.
Actually, it wasn't the automotive industry that fascinated me. It was the heart and art of manufacturing, the various people and challenges of every shift and every day that had me -- and still have me -- hooked.
Finding what I was passionate about was the foundation of the career I've built since I first engaged with the industry as an intern years ago.
My internships at Ford allowed me the chance to plug in to the manufacturing industry and take advantage of the many opportunities available to those up for the challenge. During those initial years, I really pushed myself, earning a dual master's degree and taking on different manufacturing roles. After spending several years in quality, I shifted to operations and held various management roles in production, quality and materials, always seeking opportunities to challenge myself and move out of my comfort zone.