Jane Rosaasen, the first female to lead one of Daimler Trucks facilities within Mexico

SALTILLO – In Mexico, more and more women are leading assembly plants in the automotive industry. Although in proportion, gender parity at these levels is still very low, it will undoubtedly increase year by year, and Daimler Trucks México joins this trend.

After 36 years as part of the Daimler family, George Ferro, general manager of the Daimler Trucks Saltillo Plant, announced his retirement for October this year, handing the post over to Jane Rosaasen, the first woman to manage one of these plants in Mexico.

During his 3 years at Saltillo, George distinguished himself by his ability to manage the production line, his ability to maintain a strong team and by being a flexible, positive leader and passionate about Lean methodology.

In turn, Jane will bring her experience managing the Mt. Holly Plant in the United States to this new position, where her Lean approach allowed for a significant reduction in energy consumption and savings, as well as improvements in safety and quality processes.

“There is no doubt that Jane’s combination of skills will be a great contribution to the Saltillo Plant, which will allow us to continue consolidating ourselves in the markets served by DTNA,” ‘said Flavio Rivera, president and director of Daimler Commercial Vehicles Mexico.

Including Jane Rosaasen, there are already two women in charge of OEM manufacturing complexes within Mexico. The other one is Alicia del Valle Soto, director of the GM Complex in Ramos Arizpe, who has already lead the Toluca and San Luis Potosi complexes previously.

Source: Cluster Industrial