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AUTO CARE WOMAN
VICE PRESIDENT SALES, NORTH AMERICAN
AFTERMARKET, DELPHI PRODUCT & SERVICE
YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY: 6
WORDS TO LIVE BY:
Enjoy the journey. Life
presents you with challenges
and opportunities - it's
important to live passionately
and know your core values
so that you enjoy the journey
in both the challenging
and rewarding times!
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Her recent outstanding contributions
to the auto care industry, while
demonstrating role model behaviors,
leadership and commitment to the
advancement of women, earned
Kathleen Jorge, the 2014 Car Care
Council Women's Board (WB)
"Auto Care Woman of Excellence"
award. The award was presented at
AAPEX 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Before joining Delphi, Jorge
graduated from Michigan State
University with a Bachelor's
"I gained experiences within Delphi in
a multitude of roles in finance, business
planning, product line management
and sales," said Jorge. "I cut my teeth
in the auto care industry in a sales role
supporting co-man sales. My sales
leadership role grew from there."
As vice president sales, North
American aftermarket, Jorge is
responsible for generating value for
Delphi's customers and growing revenue
for its shareholders. She manages a
direct sales team of nearly 20 people.
Delphi Product & Service Solutions
has been a member of the Auto
Care Association since 1999.
"The Auto Care Association provides
a tremendous opportunity for personal
and professional development with
peers and members in the auto care
industry," said Jorge. "In order to
be an effective business leader it is
important to step out of your dayto-day perspective, and understand
the vantage of others in the same
industry - whether customers,
technicians, business owners or other
manufacturers. Access to this collective
knowledge has been both personally
and professionally rewarding."
Jorge herself is an associate of the
Car Care Council Women's Board,
frequently attending its biannual
leadership conferences and annual
events. She participates in its Career
and Leadership committee and
has recently taken an active role
in its new mentorship program.
"The program has grown
tremendously in the past year,
providing for very open communication
and dialogue outside of Women's
Board events for its associates."
Jorge's spare time is spent with
her husband and two-year-old son,
Danny, in the 1950s mid-century home
that they recently remodeled.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Auto Care Insider Volume 92
Association News-YANG Connect
Market Intelligence: e-tailing infographic
Inside Technology-social influencer program
Member Profile-Kathleen George
International Focus-looking at Latin America
Government Affairs-advocacy leadership team
Impact Awards-Brandi Gardner
Head of the Class-Olympus Imported Auto Parts Corp.
Market Intelligence-checking in with China
An Industry Treasure-Be Car Care Aware
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