Maureen MIDGLEYExecutive Director of Global Paint and Polymer Center • General Motors Co. • Age 51
First automotive job: At GM Wentzville in 1983.
Proudest professional achievement: I've worked as plant manager at GM's highest-volume plant and lowest-volume plant.
Current challenge at work: Managing 70 GM paint shops around the world.
Why does the auto industry seem like a difficult environment for female executives? Moving around to jobs is a challenge for many women. They may choose not to make a move for the sake of family or their spouses.
Dream job: Being GM's representative to an industry-government council to promote environmentally sensitive transportation.
What you do to relax: Yoga, reading and one triathlon a year to make me train for it.
— David Barkholz