Mary Ellen Hyde, 54
Vehicle Line Director, Lifestyle Vehicles, Ford Motor Co.
Education: B. S., chemistry, University of Michigan; M.S., chemistry, University of Michigan
Proudest achievement: "$1 billion in profits for Windstar business in 1999."
On being successful: "Luck is preparation meeting opportunity."
On being a woman in the industry: "Make change your best friend, or it will be your worst enemy."
Other positions at Ford Motor Co. include:
- 1997-99 Vehicle Line Director, Multi-Purpose Vehicles
- 1994-96 Vehicle Line Director, Windstar/Villager
- 1992-94 Executive Engineer, Truck Powertrain Systems Development
- 1990-92 Manager, Taurus/Sable Powertrain D