Piston Group Names New President


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Jacqueline A. Dedo

DETROIT — The Piston Group has named Jacqueline (Jacqui) A. Dedo as president of the Detroit-based automotive supplier.

“Jacqui understands the evolution of our supply chain and the challenges our customers face," said Vinnie Johnson, CEO and chairman. "In this position, she will leverage that experience to help us evaluate our growth opportunities and define and implement our strategic direction while ensuring we maintain our solid financial viability and commitment to our customers.”

Dedo brings more than 25 years of automotive leadership to her new role at the Piston Group. Most recently, she served as chief strategy officer of Dana Holding Corp., where she contributed significantly to the turnaround and subsequent growth of the company. While at Dana, she led the development and delivery of its global business plans across the organization’s four business units, including portfolio and process development and key joint ventures and acquisitions.

Before that, Jacqui was president of The Timken Company’s $1.5 billion Global Automotive Group. Prior to that, she served in leadership roles at Motorola, from 2001 to 2004; Covisint LLC, from 2000 to 2001; Robert Bosch Corp. from 1987 to 2000; and Cadillac Motor Car Co. from 1983 to 1986.

Dedo is a member of the board of directors for Kettering University in Flint and the Michigan Science Center in Detroit. She is the immediate past chair of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association and former board member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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