100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry
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Colleen HALEY

President, U.S. OEM Business Unit • Yazaki Corp. • Age 43
 
 
 
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Why did you want to work in the auto industry? I'm from an automotive family. My father was an engineer for General Motors and in the supplier industry.

First automotive job: I was transferred in 1995 by Alcoa to the Alcoa Fujikura joint venture in Dearborn [Mich.]. We provided wire harnesses.

Proudest professional achievement: Managing through the downturn and coming out of it a healthier business.

Current challenge at work: Staying lean and continuing to stay focused on performance. We cannot afford to relax.

Dream job: I wish I could test drive all the vehicles. I want that to be part of my job description.

What you do to relax: Spend time with my husband and two teenage sons.

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