Grace Lieblein, GM Brazil President And Managing Director, Joins Honeywell's
Board Of Directors
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Dec. 14, 2012
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Honeywell (NYSE: HON)
announced today that Grace Lieblein, 52, GM Brazil President and Managing
Director has been elected to its Board of Directors. She will serve on the
Corporate Governance and Responsibility Committee and the Management
Development and Compensation Committee.
"Grace's proven business acumen, combined with extensive experience in global
manufacturing and a deep understanding of lean production tools, make her a
terrific fit with Honeywell's culture and values," said Honeywell Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer Dave Cote. "She spearheaded GM's Global Manufacturing
System, which utilized lean production tools and concepts to improve
engineering systems and processes, to drive significant improvements in
productivity and lead time. She also has successfully led GM's businesses in
Brazil and Mexico to profitability in a complex business environment. We look
forward to the contributions she'll make as we continue to drive both
productivity and global growth at Honeywell."
Appointed to the role of GM Brazil President and Managing Director in 2011,
Lieblein, the highest ranking Latina employee in GM, is responsible for
approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and 25,000 employees that produce
and sell more than 600,000 vehicles a year under the Chevrolet brand. Prior to
this role, she served as GM Mexico President and Managing Director,
responsible for approximately $2 billion in revenues and 11,000 employees.
Lieblein began her career in 1978 as a co-op student at General Motors
Assembly Division in Los Angeles and has since served in a number of positions
within the company. As Vehicle Chief Engineer, she led the design,
development, testing and launch of the company's new line of mid-size
cross-over vehicles, one of GM's most profitable platforms to date.
Lieblein has been widely recognized for her achievements. In 2012, she was
featured on CNN as part of their "Leading Women" series and was added to
Hispanic Business magazine's Corporate Elite 25 list. In 2011, she was named
on Fortune magazine's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. She
also appeared second on the list of 2010's Most Powerful Women CEOS in Latin
America by America Economy magazine and was recognized by Financial Times as
one of the Top 100 Women in World Business.
Lieblein was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of
Commerce Mexico in January 2010, and in May 2010she was named Vice President
of the Board.
Lieblein received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from General
Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in 1983 and a master's degree in
management - materials/logistics from Michigan State University in 1987. She
also holds a certificate from Thunderbird's Global Leadership program from
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