Martha N. Sullivan

Martha N. Sullivan
  • BS Mechanical Engineering 1980

Martha N. Sullivan earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 from Michigan Tech and completed studies toward a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Michigan. She started her career at Texas Instruments (TI) in 1984. In 1986 she was named District Manager of Texas Instrument’s Control Products Division in Farmington Hills, MI, and in 1987 was named Field Sales manager for the Division. From 1998-2001 she held the position of Vice President , Sensors & Controls Business at Texas Instruments Inc., headquartered in Attleboro, MA. She also assumed the position of President, Sensor Acquisition Corporation in 1999 (a wholly owned subsidiary of Texas Instruments and part of Texas Instruments Materials & Controls). In 2001 she was named Vice President & Global Business manager, Sensors & Controls Business, Sensor Products at Texas Instruments, in Attleboro.

Throughout her career at TI, Martha was instrumental in establishing a sensor business that has become a worldwide leader today. In 2006 she was named the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Sensata Technologies, Inc. (formerly Texas Instruments Sensors and Controls Group) and is a member of the Sensata Board of Directors. Sensata employs approximately 5400 employers worldwide with facilities in Brazil, China, Holland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, and the United States.

Martha is a past member of the Board of Trustees at Kettering University. She is currently serving on the Ford International Supplier Advisory Council and the Key Executive Council at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers she has been a featured speaker and panelist in a number of technology, industry, and academic forums including the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, Building Our Future Day (RPI) and Executive Women’s Conference (Morgan Stanley). She is active as a volunteer for Odyssey of the Mind (a national academic program for students).

While at Michigan Tech, she was active in Society of Women Engineers, the Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Cooperative Education Association. She enjoyed downhill and cross-country skiing, bicycling and racquetball. Martha and her husband R. Michael Sullivan have two children and live in Wrentham, MA.

From 2007 Induction to the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Academy