PLYMOUTH, Mich., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Julie Martin has been named vice president of sales and marketing at HELLA's Corporate Center USA.
Based in Plymouth, Martin will be responsible for further strengthening customer relationships in HELLA's automotive electronics and lighting businesses. She also will focus on helping to position the company for additional growth in strategic product areas, including energy management, driver assistance and lighting.
A native of Plymouth, Michigan, Martin had been HELLA's purchasing director for electronics commodities in the Americas and previously managed North American production purchasing and supplier quality for the company's electronics plants in the U.S. and Mexico.
Prior to joining HELLA, she held a series of management positions in purchasing at Visteon, including senior commodity manager for Visteon's Climate Control Group and for Visteon's Interior Product Group. While at Visteon she also served as a non-metals commodity manager and program supply purchasing manager.
Martin began her business career as an analyst with Ford Motor Company's Automotive Components Division in 1989 and progressed through a series of purchasing positions in electronics, assembly operations, powertrain, interiors and climate control systems.
Martin holds a bachelor's degree in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University. She resides in Canton, Michigan.
HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., Lippstadt: HELLA is a global, independent, family-owned company with more than 30,000 employees at 100 locations in more than 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry. In the aftermarket segment, HELLA also has one of the largest trade organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics and services within Europe.
HELLA's Special Applications business unit develops products for specialist vehicles and entirely independent applications such as street lighting or industrial lighting systems. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems and vehicle electrical systems are produced in joint venture companies. With more than 5,600 people working in research and development, HELLA is one of the market's most important innovation drivers. With sales of 5.0 billion euros in fiscal year 2012/2013, the HELLA Group also is one of the top 50 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.