TRW names head of global communications

Hanley comes to TRW from CareTech Solutions.
UPDATED: 5/19/14 8:26 pm ET - adds correction

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story misstated Lynette Jackson's title.

Automotive safety technology supplier TRW Automotive Holding Corp. today named Colleen Hanley director of global communications.

Hanley, 48, will be based at TRW headquarters in suburban Detroit. She is taking the position vacated by Lynette Jackson, who left to take a position at another company, TRW said.

Hanley will report to Peter Lake, executive vice president of sales and business development. She will be responsible for TRW’s internal and external communication strategy and she will be the company’s spokeswoman.

Hanley comes from CareTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products service provider for hospitals and health systems in the United States, where she was the vice president of marketing. Prior to CareTech Solutions, Hanley held different communication positions at ArvinMeritor Inc. and EDS Corp. She studied at Michigan State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in advertising.

“I’m really excited to return to the automotive industry after four years in healthcare,” she said in an e-mail to Automotive News. “TRW has a great story to tell, from its broad portfolio of safety technologies to its enviable geographic footprint; we have what the market needs, and it’s my job is to make sure all automakers know it.”

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