Kathy Jorge is the Vice President for Delphi’s aftermarket business in North America, a role that she began in January 2016. Delphi is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of auto parts and has a passion for making the parts that help vehicles all over the world run better, longer and more efficiently. Kathy is now leading the North American team offering Delphi quality parts to the automotive aftermarket. While she has found a successful career in the auto parts industry, her experience didn’t begin there.
After graduating from Michigan State University, Kathy began her professional career in public accounting, working for BDO Seidman, LLP. In 2000, Kathy joined Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems seeking an opportunity to join the automotive industry and gain new experiences she worked in a number of manufacturing related finance roles. In 2003, Kathy was asked to lend her finance skills to support Delphi’s fast growing Consumer Electronics business in a developing aftermarket satellite radio business. During her five years in the rapidly changing satellite radio business, Kathy gained experience well beyond finance to include business planning, operations, product line management, commercial negotiations and worked closely with leading technology partners such as XM & Sirius Satellite radio. When the market shifted towards an OEM based satellite radio solution, Kathy was responsible for winding down the consumer electronics business for Delphi. It was 2008 when Kathy then joined Delphi’s automotive aftermarket business as a sales director for the retail and business-to-business channels. While learning the auto parts business, Kathy took on a variety of commercial and marketing roles to build her knowledge base and grow the business. Kathy’s commercial success led to her promotion in 2014 to the Vice President of Sales for Delphi’s NA Aftermarket business. Kathy’s customer and market focus, along with her strong business acumen earned her recognition within the company as the 2015 DPSS ICE Award winner (Innovation, Collaboration, Excellence). Then, in 2016 Kathy was promoted to her current role, leading a growth strategy as the Vice President, North America for Delphi Product & Service Solutions (DPSS). Kathy has a passion for the customer and remains grounded in market dynamics, but believes strongly in building great teams in order to succeed. She has been an active member of the Auto Care Associations, Women’s Board since 2009, and is currently a leader on the Member development committee.
Kathy and her husband Jeff live in south-east Michigan where they are raising their young son, Danny. While they love family adventures and travel, most weekends are spent at the soccer field, swim lessons or children’s birthday parties!