Dana's Chief Strategy Officer Elected Chair of Original Equipment Suppliers
MAUMEE, Ohio, Nov. 13, 2012
MAUMEE, Ohio, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE:
DAN) today announced that Jacqueline A. "Jacqui" Dedo, chief strategy officer,
was elected chair of the board of directors of the Original Equipment
Suppliers Association (OESA) for the 2012-2013 term.
OESA is the leading industry organization for automotive suppliers to advance
their business interests. It serves as a resource for industry information
and acts as a strong voice for positive change. Dedo has served on the OESA
board for more than six years, most recently as vice chairman for the 2011-12
"The entire Dana organization congratulates Jacqui. It is an honor to have
our peers in the industry elect her to this important role," said Roger Wood,
Dana president and chief executive officer. "As the industry continues to
deal with a fluctuating global economy, legislative demands, and changing
consumer needs, Jacqui will leverage her experience, relationships, and
industry knowledge to help suppliers remain competitive – while continuing to
deliver innovations to the marketplace."
"We are excited to have someone with Jacqui's knowledge and passion leading
the OESA Board of Directors for 2012-2013," said Neil De Koker, OESA president
and CEO. "Jacqui brings nearly 30 years of leadership experience within the
automotive industry. This has proven to be very valuable to our board and
translates to increased value to our association's member companies."
Dedo joined Dana in 2008 after more than 20 years in leadership roles within
the automotive industry. As chief strategy officer, she is responsible for
leading the development and delivery of Dana's global business plans across
the organization's four business units – Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies,
Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies, Off-Highway Driveline Technologies,
and Power Technologies.
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 also has served in leadership roles at Motorola,
Covisint LLC, Robert Bosch Corporation, and General Motors' Cadillac division.
Dedo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from
Kettering University in Flint, Mich. In addition to OESA, she serves or has
served on the boards of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Kettering
University, The International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies
(FISITA), and the Michigan Science Center.
She has been involved in numerous charitable organizations, is a member of the
Kettering University Alumni Hall of Fame, and since 2005 has been named one of
the top 100 women in the automotive industry by Automotive News.
Formed in August 1998, OESA provides a forum for automotive suppliers by
addressing issues of common concern through peer group councils, serving as a
reliable source of information and analysis, providing an industry voice on
issues of interest and serving as a positive change agent to the automotive
industry. With nearly 400 members having global automotive sales exceeding
$300 billion, OESA represents more than 70 percent of North American
automotive supplier sales. For more information, visit www.oesa.org. OESA is
an affiliate of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association.
About Dana Holding Corporation
Dana is a world-leading supplier of driveline, sealing, and thermal-management
technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of passenger,
commercial, and off-highway vehicles with both conventional and
alternative-energy powertrains. The company's global network of engineering,
manufacturing, and distribution facilities provides original-equipment and
aftermarket customers with local product and service support. Based in
Maumee, Ohio, Dana employs approximately 24,500 people in 27 countries and
reported 2011 sales of $7.6 billion. For more information, please visit
SOURCE Dana Holding Corporation
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