MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J.
Dec. 14, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that
, 52, GM Brazil President and Managing Director has been elected to its Board of Directors. She will serve on the Corporate Governance and Responsibility Committee and the Management Development and Compensation Committee.
"Grace's proven business acumen, combined with extensive experience in global manufacturing and a deep understanding of lean production tools, make her a terrific fit with Honeywell's culture and values," said Honeywell Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
. "She spearheaded GM's Global Manufacturing System, which utilized lean production tools and concepts to improve engineering systems and processes, to drive significant improvements in productivity and lead time. She also has successfully led GM's businesses in
to profitability in a complex business environment. We look forward to the contributions she'll make as we continue to drive both productivity and global growth at Honeywell."
Appointed to the role of GM Brazil President and Managing Director in 2011, Lieblein, the highest ranking Latina employee in GM, is responsible for approximately
in annual revenues and 25,000 employees that produce and sell more than 600,000 vehicles a year under the Chevrolet brand. Prior to this role, she served as GM Mexico President and Managing Director, responsible for approximately
in revenues and 11,000 employees.
Lieblein began her career in 1978 as a co-op student at General Motors Assembly Division in
and has since served in a number of positions within the company. As Vehicle Chief Engineer, she led the design, development, testing and launch of the company's new line of mid-size cross-over vehicles, one of GM's most profitable platforms to date.
Lieblein has been widely recognized for her achievements. In 2012, she was featured on
as part of their "Leading Women" series and was added to
magazine's Corporate Elite 25 list. In 2011, she was named on
magazine's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. She also appeared second on the list of 2010's Most Powerful Women CEOS in
magazine and was recognized by
as one of the Top 100 Women in World Business.
Lieblein was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce Mexico in
, and in May 2010 she was named Vice President of the Board.
Lieblein received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from General Motors Institute (now
) in 1983 and a master's degree in management - materials/logistics from
Michigan State University
in 1987. She also holds a certificate from Thunderbird's Global Leadership program from 1998.
) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in
Morris Township, N.J.
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