Based in Plymouth, Martin will be responsible for furtherstrengthening customer relationships in HELLA’s automotive electronics andlighting businesses. She also will focus on helping to position the company foradditional growth in strategic product areas, including energy management,driver assistance and lighting.
A native of Plymouth, Michigan, Martin had been HELLA’spurchasing director for electronics commodities in the Americas and previouslymanaged North American production purchasing and supplier quality for thecompany’s electronics plants in the U.S. and Mexico.
Prior to joining HELLA, she held a series of managementpositions in purchasing at Visteon, including senior commodity manager forVisteon’s Climate Control Group and for Visteon’s Interior Product Group. While at Visteon she also served as anon-metals commodity manager and program supply purchasing manager.
Martin began her business career as an analyst with FordMotor Company’s Automotive Components Division in 1989 and progressed through aseries of purchasing positions in electronics, assembly operations, powertrain,interiors and climate control systems.
Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in materials andlogistics 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 100locations in more than 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactureslighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry. Inthe aftermarket segment, HELLA also has one of the largest trade organizationsfor automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics and services within Europe.
HELLA’s Special Applications business unit developsproducts for specialist vehicles and entirely independent applications such asstreet lighting or industrial lighting systems. Complete vehicle modules,air-conditioning systems and vehicle electrical systems are produced in jointventure companies. With more than 5,600 people working in research anddevelopment, 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 isone of the top 50 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100largest German industrial companies.