Lisa Frary, 38
Plant Manager, Autoliv
Education: B.S., mechanical engineering, University of Wyoming
First automotive job: Airbag module design engineer for Morton International (later purchased by Autoliv), 1992
Proudest achievement: "The dramatic improvement in customer quality achieved by the Module Facility shortly after I became plant manager. As a plant we were able to reduce our (defective) parts per million by a factor of 10 in four months."
On being successful: "To be successful in a leadership role you need to develop a vision of where you want to go and lead people to that vision. My philosophy has always been to treat people like you want to be treated."
On being a woman in the auto industry: "From my experiences, the auto industry is what I'd say is fairly female-friendly. I've been treated very well and had fair experiences."
- 1997 Production Manager, Autoliv ASP
- 1996-97 Design Engineering Manager, Morton International/Autoliv ASP, Ogden, Utah
- 1995-96 Process Line Manager, Morton International, Ogden, Utah
- 1989-92 Senior Project Engineer, Thiokol Corp., Brigham City, Utah