Perhaps this may sound like proclaiming that water is wet, but when it comes to diversity, corporate leaders need to look at a diverse range of issues. It's not just about checking one box.
"I think diversity in mind, diversity in heritage, in [race], diversity of thought gives us much better solutions," Mark Fischer, president of auto supplier ZF North America, told our sister publication Automotive News.
Fischer is one of 17 people named to AN's third annual Notable Champions of Diversity list. The list covering automakers, suppliers and dealers includes CEOs, engineering managers, purchasing executives and — as you could expect — leaders of individual company diversity programs.
They go beyond the routine duties of their jobs. Razzaaq McConner, vice president of purchasing for the Americas region for seating supplier Adient, said he spends extra time with students.
At Magna International Inc., Lisa Ross has booked more than $5.5 billion in spending since 2016 with companies owned by women, veterans, minorities or people who identify as LGBTQ+.
You can find all the profiles here.