Director of Sales, Martinrea International US Inc
Ashwini Balasubramanian joined Martinrea as a Director of Sales in October 2019 and is responsible for managing developing business plans, as well as corporate strategies driving global initiatives for all Business Units within the company. Over her career, Ashwini has had extensive experience in leadership and engineering, serving as an Engineering Manager and Senior Engineering Supervisor for ZF North America, and a Vehicle Development and New Technology Team Leader for Toyota Technical Center. She has managed lab operations, negotiated outside test contracts, established processes for supplier changes, and identified inefficiencies and inaccuracies in offshore expenditures.
Ashwini holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Periyar University, Salem, India, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. She has received the “Rising Star Awardee,” in 2019 Automotive News, and highlighted in the “Headliners and Vehicles with Improved Speech Transmission Characteristics,” in 2012 US Patent. Ashwini has also held membership to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Professional Development Conference, serving as Co-Chair, from 2017 to 2018 and for the INFORUM Automotive Next, serving as a member for their Westside affinity group from 2018 to 2019.