Carey Winkel, 38
VP, Sales, Marketing and Planning, Guide Corp.
Education: B.S., marketing and logistics, Central Michigan University; M.S., business administration, Central Michigan University
First automotive job: Fisher Guide Production Control and Logistics
Proudest achievement: "Our company was divested from Delphi Automotive - Delphi made the decision to exit the lighting business. I am proud of how well our company has done as an independent, stand-alone company."
On being successful: "I want to continue to grow in knowledge, especially in the areas that will make the company a success."
On being a woman in the industry: "Women need to understand that they have the ability to be an individual, be strong, be a contributor in the auto industry. The auto industry has traditionally been male-dominated, but it certainly allows women to contribute and lead, and I believe it appreciates the perspective that we bring to the business. Women should not be afraid of being women and to express themselves. We have a different perspective."
- 1994-98 Manager, Business Planning, Delphi Interior and Lighting
- 1985-94 Manager, Production Control and Production Scheduling, Fisher Guide Division, General Motor