Julie Straka, Senior Manager - Industrial Engineering at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Julie Straka

Julie Straka is a dynamic industry executive with experience in leading complex, cross-functional projects with multiple stakeholders. Highly analytical, good at breaking down problems and delivering actions; willing to shift from high-level strategic thinking, to rolling up her sleeves. 

For more than twenty years, Julie has held a variety of challenging leadership roles, all requiring a strong operational focus and ability to communicating effectively with various stakeholders.  She possesses an in-depth knowledge of operations and has successfully held various management positions of increasingly responsibility. Julie effectively can wear many hats and enjoys collaborating with people to get great business results. 

With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineer from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, repeatedly noted by US News & World Report as one of the top Engineering schools in the country, Julie attributes her professional success to this educational foundation.  She also earned a Master’s Degree in International Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace University located in Berea, Ohio.