PLYMOUTH, Mich., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Julie Martin, HELLA's vice president of global sales, has been named by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry for 2015.
Martin was honored Nov. 9 at a gala celebration at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit at which Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, was the featured speaker. The publication has compiled the list of top female executives at automakers, suppliers and dealerships every five years.
Based in Plymouth, Martin is responsible for further strengthening customer relationships in HELLA's automotive electronics and lighting businesses. She also focuses on helping to position the company for additional growth in strategic product areas, including energy management, driver assistance and lighting.
Martin previously had served as HELLA's purchasing director for electronics commodities in the Americas and also had 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 after progressing through a series of purchasing positions at Ford Motor Company.
"Julie has shown exceptional leadership skills." noted Steve Lietaert, president, HELLA Corporate Center USA, Inc. "It comes as no surprise to her colleagues and the management team that she was selected to be on the Automotive News'100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry."
Listed on the Frankfurt (Prime Standard) and Luxembourg stock exchanges, HELLA is a global, family-owned company with 100 years of history that develops and manufactures lighting and electronics products for the automotive industry, and is one of the world's largest aftermarket organizations for vehicle parts and accessories.
HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., Lippstadt: HELLA is a global, family-owned company listed on Frankfurt (Prime Standard) and Luxembourg stock exchanges with around 32,000 employees at over 100 locations in more than 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry and also has one of the largest retail organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics, and services within Europe. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems, and vehicle electrical systems are also produced in joint venture companies. With more than 6,000 people working in research and development, HELLA is one of the most important innovation drivers on the market. In addition, with sales of approx. 5.8 billion euros in fiscal year 2014/2015, the HELLA Group is one of the top 40 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.