Kathleen A. Grisdela

Kathleen A. Grisdela
BS Mechanical Engineering 1984

Kathy received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech in 1984. After graduation she went to work for General Motors Corporation as a Reliability Engineer at the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant. Four years after leaving GM and accepting a Quality Engineer position with Kelsey-Hayes- a Tier 1 supplier of anti lock braking systems. During her years with Kelsey-Hayes she was promoted to Area Manager and Operations Manager, and then to Plant Manager at their plant in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kathy returned to Michigan in January of 200 as Plant Manager with TRW, Inc. in Fenton.

During her years as a Michigan Tech student, Kathy was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority.

In addition to working full-time, she is also pursuing a master’s degree in Operations Management through Kettering University. She is a member of the Livingston County Workforce Development Board and a member of the Women’s Automotive Association.

Kathy and her husband, Paul, reside in Howell, Michigan with their children, Michael, Holly, Autumn, and Paul Jr.