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    Fireside Chat with Julie Martin, corporate vice president of sales for HELLA

    February 06, 2019
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    in West Bloomfield, MI
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    This member-only event is limited to 50 people. Address to the private home in West Bloomfield will be sent by email on Monday, February 4, 2019 to those who are registered.
    Registration price includes dinner, wine, soft drinks and valet parking.

    Julie MartinJulie Martin is corporate vice president of sales for HELLA, responsible for positioning the company for additional growth in strategic product areas. She has global sales responsibility for Ford and Fiat Chrysler accounts.

    In 2015, Martin was named by Automotive News as one of the top 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. A member of the OESA Executive Council for sales and marketing, Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University.  She remains an active alumnus, recruiting and mentoring students from the MSU business fraternities.

    Prior to being named a corporate vice president in 2014, Martin served as HELLA’s purchasing director for electronics commodities in the Americas and previously managed North American production purchasing and supplier quality for HELLA’s electronics plants in the U.S. and Mexico.

    She began her business career as a buyer with Ford Motor Company’s Automotive Components Division in 1989 and progressed through a series of purchasing positions in electronics, assembly operations, powertrain and interiors. In 1999, she became a Ford purchasing manager for the Climate Control Division. 

    She went on to hold a series of senior management positions at Visteon, including senior commodity manager for Visteon’s Climate Control Group and for Visteon’s Interior Product Group. 

    Julie is an avid runner, completing the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon seven times since 2010.  She also enjoys cooking, reading and spending time at her Lake Michigan cottage with her husband of 28 years, as well as spending time with her adult children, Alec (26) and Lauren (24).