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Susan Bear

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)


Susan Bear is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Grede.

Susan is responsible for accelerating and ensuring robust processes are available for Engineering, Quality Program Management, and Information Technology (IT) functions and used 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.