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Susan Bear

Director of Engineering, Program Management and Quality

Susan Bear is Director of Engineering, Program Management and Quality at Grede.

In this role, Susan is responsible for developing and ensuring robust processes are available for Quality, Program Management and Engineering functions and utilized by the Grede centers of operations and corporate teams. In addition, she provides strategy and vision for new engineering business development and is involved with customer-related concerns in the functions of Quality, Engineering and Program Management.

Susan joined Grede in July 2018. Prior to that, she spent 14 years at Stabilus GmbH, where she served most recently as Director of Engineering and Program Management. She also held roles in Application Engineering, Program Management, and Sales Management. Susan began her career as a Design Engineer in the manual clutch division at ZF Sachs.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with highest honors, from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich., and a Master of Business Administration, with honors, from Wayne State University in Detroit.