Louise Goeser, 46
VP, Quality, Ford Motor Co.
Education: Bachelor's, mathematics, Pennsylvania State University; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh
First automotive job: Current position
Proudest achievement: "Some of my proudest achievements: being selected as Vice President of Quality for Ford Motor Co.; leading a major turnaround of refrigerator business at Whirlpool; graduating first in Penn State class; and having the opportunity to be a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Judge."
On being successful: "Love what you do."
On being a woman in the industry: "It helps to bring diverse talents and viewpoints."
- 1994-99 Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich.
- 1974-94 Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburg