Nancy Gioia Board Resume Nov 2014
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Transcripts - Nancy Gioia Board Resume Nov 2014
Nancy L. Gioia
49665 Pine Ridge Drive • Plymouth, MI 48170
734-502-9534 (C) • email@example.com
CORPORATE BOARD DIRECTOR / OFFICER
Results-oriented, highly experienced Executive with strong Product Development, Strategy & Planning,
Technology and Manufacturing background. High energy, process-oriented leader with demonstrated success
in profitable business growth, product and new technology development, product strategy and planning,
manufacturing, developing and motivating global multi-cultural cross-functional teams, driving change
initiatives, collaborations and divestitures, governmental policy development, and developing leaders. Leads
by example with high ethical and professional standards, building credibility and accountability throughout
the organization. Achieved continuous career progression with demonstrated accomplishments in:
Business Leadership Product Development Leadership
• Vehicle Line Business Leadership
• Collaborations & Divestiture Experience
• Business Process Development & Improvement
• Global Product Development
• Product Engineering & Technology Leadership
• New Technology Commercialization
Strategic Leadership Operations Leadership
• Strategy & Product Planning Leadership
• Sustainability Planning & Implementation
• Manufacturing Operations Leadership
• Quality Systems & 6 Sigma Leadership
Leadership Development Government / Board Experience
• Team Building & People Development
• Succession Planning
• Government Policy Experience
• Board of Directors Experience
Director, Brady Corporation 2013 - Present
Brady Corporation is a $1.3B international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify
and protect premises, products and people.
• Board member, Technology Committee Chair, Compensation and Management Development
2013 - 2014
A wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company; innovation application development company.
• Board Member
Director, AutoAlliance International (AAI)
2004 - 2006
A 350,000 annual unit volume 50/50 joint venture between Ford Motor Company and Mazda Corporation;
AAI is a contract manufacturer of the Mazda6 and Ford Mustang.
• Board Member
• Helped leadership team through aggressive cost reduction strategy and planning for new investment
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NON PROFIT AND ADVISORY BOARDS
Southfield, MI • www.inforummichigan.org
2012 - Present
One of the largest, over 2000 members, and most prestigious business forums in the nation. The
organization mission is to strengthen the business environment by creating opportunities for women to lead
and succeed including research, leadership development and networking.
• Board Member, AutomotiveNEXT Executive Committee Chair
Electric Drive Transportation Association
Washington, DC • www.electricdrive.org
2007 – 2013
The preeminent trade association representing electric drive technologies and infrastructure conducting
public policy advocacy, education, industry networking and international conferences.
• Board Member, Executive & Governance Committee member, Compensation Committee member
State of Michigan, Governor's Talent Investment Board
2011 - 2014
An Executive Order appointment board focused on guiding the strategy and development of the State of
Michigan's future talent considerations for economic growth and development.
• Board Member, Governor Appointment representing manufacturing Sector in the State of Michigan
University of Michigan Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI
Strategic advisory council to foster excellence in all areas of research and teaching.
• Advisory Council Member
Wayne State University EV Center
2014 - Present
2009 – 2013
Center focused on electrified vehicle curriculum development and program guidance.
• Advisory Board Member
U.C. Davis EV Center
2008 - 2013
Center focused on Electrified Vehicle research, curriculum and public policy development.
• Advisory Board Member
Stanford Alliance for Integrated Manufacturing (AIM) Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
1993 - 2007
Cross-industry alliance focused on curriculum development, project and student fundraising, and research.
• Board Member (1993 – 2007)
• Board Chair (2001 – 2004)
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FORD MOTOR COMPANY
1982 - 2014
Director, Global Connectivity, Electrical and User Experience Sept 2013 – Sept 2014
Executive responsible for guiding and developing Ford Motor Company’s global strategy and plan for all
aspects of the connected vehicle, including vehicle electrical components, systems and services, as well as the
connected company, including consumer digital experiences, big data and analytics.
Director, Global Electrification, User Interface, and Connectivity Apr 2012 – Sept 2013
Executive leader responsible for guiding and developing Ford Motor Company’s global strategy & plan for
rapidly evolving vehicle propulsion and interface technologies including strategy, planning, technology
development, business case leadership and business model evolution and innovation. Leadership includes:
• Electrified vehicles including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles and all Li Ion battery
enabled technologies – representing over $3B global vehicle and technology portfolio investment.
• User Interface (UI) - electronically enabled customer interface technologies, features and experiences
• Connectivity – electronically enabled vehicle to external data connection features and experiences,
technology and product strategy, safety strategy, and migration plans.
Director, Global Electrification Nov 2009 – Apr 2012
Executive leader responsible for guiding and developing Ford Motor Company's global technology, product,
and value chain strategy & plan for electrified vehicles including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric
vehicles. Charged with developing global product and technology plans, negotiating key cross-industry
collaborations and contracts, establishing key stakeholder relationships, and being the external face of Ford
• Led and developed $2B+ ten year global electrification product and technology portfolio strategy & plan.
! Delivered over 10% After-tax Return on Sales improvement via cost reduction, investment
efficiency, and strategic portfolio expansion.
• Secured external funding - $85M State of Michigan legislative battery system grant, $160M in Michigan
Tax Credits and Grants, and multiple DoE technology Grants (e.g. $63M Hybrid Transmission Grant).
• Developed a new capable, motivated, global organization with strong cross-functional delivery ties.
! Created and built new global organization with core strategy & planning resources and matrixed
product development, governmental affairs, communication, and marketing colleagues.
! Developed and deployed people development and competency model; rapidly enhanced team skills.
• Established and led collaboration strategy including delivery of successful business contracts with Azure
Dynamics, Magna International and Toyota Motor Company.
• Increased Ford Electrification product and technology reputation via a global key influencer and
reputation strategy reaching government, media, NGOs, academia, industry leaders and customers.
Director, Sustainable Mobility Technologies and Hybrid Vehicle Programs Nov 2005 – Nov 2009
Executive leader responsible globally for hydrogen and electrified hybrid technologies and vehicles -
including strategy, planning, technology, development, launch and total vehicle business case leadership.
• Delivered 5 year cycle plan, optimizing global investment of $900M and improving business by $200M.
• Improved Escape Hybrid business PBT by 16%; award winning Fusion Hybrid business PBT by 28%.
! Led new hybrid technology implementation including award winning User Interface technology.
! Delivered 30% lower system cost generation to generation; launched multiple BIC products.
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• Developed strategy and expanded global organization capabilities through talent growth and retention.
! Developed 7 leaders resulting in significant promotions; doubled electrification team over a 3 year
period maintaining morale and skills during company downsizing (>350 employees, 7 direct reports).
! Established new 43 person technical center in Gothenburg, Sweden.
• Secured technology funding - $10M DoE grant for U.S. plug-in hybrid vehicle technology
demonstration; partnered and contracted with 11 utilities, Electric Power Research Institute and DoE.
• Developed and implemented in-sourcing strategy for transaxle and battery system reducing costs and
increasing organization capability.
• Led Electrification Product Development and IP divestiture negotiations for Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover
and Mazda separations.
• Corporate strategic initiative leadership:
! Led initial Sustainability framework methodology and computer modeling tool for scenario analysis.
! Advisory Board Member – Ford Product Development Talent Leadership Program.
Director, North America Current Vehicle Model Quality July 2005 – Nov 2005
• Established Business Plan objectives and developed initial strategies and tactical plans including
organization needs, 6 Sigma strategies, QOS training development and deployment.
Engineering Director, Visteon/Ford Due Diligence/MOU Team Apr 2005 – July 2005
• Lead product development negotiator; delivered final product development agreements (including IP).
Engineering Director, Small FWD/RWD Car Platforms, North America Mar 2003 – Apr 2005
• Responsible for product development and engineering and for all small front wheel drive (FWD) and
rear wheel drive (RWD) car platforms for North America including Focus, Escape, Mustang,
Thunderbird, Lincoln LS (>$150M annual budget; >450 employees, 6 direct reports).
• Delivered 5 major and 6 minor launches on time, with quality meeting or exceeding all objectives.
• Developed and deployed talent development model. Mentored and developed talent (>15 promotions).
! Personnel Development Committee Chair 2 years.
• Reduced warranty spend 35% as Corporate quality Quarterback for Handles, Locks and Mechanisms.
Vehicle Programs Director, Lifestyle Vehicles Dec 2001 – Mar 2003
• Led 13% improvement in overall business returns.
• Vehicle Line business responsibility for Windstar, Mustang, Thunderbird and Lincoln LS vehicles,
directing and leading total product and business case development and delivery.
Chief Program Engineer, Thunderbird May 1997 – Dec 2001
• Led award winning 2002 Thunderbird vehicle program including product definition, business case,
product design, development and launch (>$200M budget, >175 employees, 6 direct reports).
! Reduced time to market by 8 months; reduced program development costs by 40% via pioneering all
new computer design and development system.
! Reduced tooling investment by 23% via low cost / low volume tooling methodologies and sourcing.
Chief Program Engineer, Louisville/Aeromax Feb 1996 – May 1997
• Led class 8 truck programs, including product definition, business case development, design,
development and launch of 2 derivative products. (>$76M budget, >120 employees, 6 direct reports).
• Key divestiture team member on sale of Class 8 vehicles to Freightliner responsible for product
development terms and IP negotiations.
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Chief Engineer Automotive Components Division (ACD) Commercial Truck Aug 1994 – Feb 1996
Co-developed new role to integrate plastics, electronics and climate control components and system delivery
to the vehicle teams. Developed principles, processes, roles and responsibilities and staffed new organization.
Materials Planning And Logistics Manager, Area Manager Air Handling
And Controls Sheldon Road Manufacturing Plant, ACD Climate Control
Feb 1993 – Aug 1994
• Delivered total plant material flow efficiencies, reducing Days Supply 19%, increasing production turns
7%, reducing shipping discrepancies 30%, while achieving all safety metrics and meeting budget.
• Led material flow study for radiator yielding 25% reduction in material flow; 22% increase in free space.
• Established successful JIT delivery system on 38 assembly lines; initiated UAW work groups.
Engineering, Manufacturing, Strategy Roles June 1982 – Feb 1993
• Demonstrated track record of accomplishments with continuous career progression:
! Alliance Manager responsible for the development and negotiation of strategic external alliances.
! Design Supervisor and Leader for Audio Systems, Engine Controls and Integrated Circuits.
! Manufacturing and Process Engineer at an electronics manufacturing facility in Lansdale, PA.
MSMSE, Stanford University 1988
BSEE, University of Michigan – Dearborn 1982