Dana executive honored as a leading woman in North American auto industry

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Tags: alignment and balancing, supply chain

Dana Holding Corporation announced September 13 that Jacqueline "Jacqui" Dedo, chief strategy and procurement officer, has been named by Automotive News magazine as one of the "100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry."

The list recognizes women who make decisions that have significant influence on their automotive-related companies. The award will be presented on September 21.

"Jacqui is an excellent leader and mentor who is respected by her peers and staff," said Dana president and CEO Jim Sweetnam. "As a valued member of Dana's executive committee and strategy board, Jacqui has brought new ideas and concepts to Dana that have allowed the enterprise to act more proactively in responding to customer needs and technology shifts, while improving the effectiveness of internal processes and the profitability of our portfolio."

Dedo joined Dana in 2008 as senior vice president of strategy and business development. She now serves as chief strategy and procurement officer where she is responsible for leading the development and delivery of Dana's global business plans, as well as leading the company's global supply chain, business development, product marketing, and strategic growth initiatives.

Prior to joining Dana, she served as senior vice president of innovation and growth at The Timken Company. She joined Timken in 2004 as president of the Global Automotive Group. She has also served in leadership roles at Motorola, Covisint LLC, Robert Bosch Corporation and Cadillac Motor Car Company.

Dedo earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Mich. She serves or has served on the boards of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Kettering University, FISITA, Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and the Detroit Science Center.

She has been involved in numerous charitable organizations, is a member of the Kettering University Alumni Hall of Fame, and in 2005 also was named among the top 100 women in the automotive industry by Automotive News.

About Dana Holding Corporation
Dana is a world leader in the supply of driveline products (axles and driveshafts), power technologies (sealing and thermal-management products), and genuine service parts for light and heavy manufacturers. The company's customer base includes virtually every major vehicle manufacturer in the global automotive, commercial vehicle and off-highway markets. Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs approximately 22,000 people in 26 countries and reported 2009 sales of $5.2 billion.