Entrepreneurial Women in Automotive

Paula Hilditch, Head of Product Management and Marketing, Hella Australia

We caught up with Paula Hilditch and discovered an inspirational marketing professional who brings extensive global automotive experience and a passion for mentoring new talent to her new role.
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Kathy Zdravevski, Industry Policy Advisor, Body Repair Division, VACC

Having been in the role almost three months, Kathy Zdravevski shares her background and experience and provides an insight into what she brings to the role.
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Michelle Morgan, Business Development Manager, Saint-Gobain

We caught up with Michelle Morgan, the creative, dynamic businesswoman behind the Norton brand and discovered the trailblazing career path that has paved the way for the current generation of women in our industry.
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Julie Thomas Managing Director, Car-O-Liner Australia

We chat with Julie Thomas, who shares her experiences and the wisdom from her 30-year journey and discover a resilient, driven, committed and caring professional businesswoman who is the epitome of everything that is great about our industry.
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Nicole Gebing Director – Fix Auto Sunshine

We introduce Nicole Gebing, the driving force behind the transition of a suburban family-owned business to a key franchisee in the global Fix Auto Network.
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Beth Rutter Tradiebot Industries – Director Industry and Customer Engagement, North America

Following her recent appointment, we caught up with Beth Rutter and discovered a true Collision Industry Visionary with a passion for people, education and training and the drive to take Tradiebot Industries into North America.
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Michelle Ferbraché, Essendon Panels

We introduce Michelle Ferbraché, another of the industry’s next generation of leaders, and discover a woman of passion, determination and panaché as she blends a family approach with her corporate flair.
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Miriam Deitcher Director, Gobert Smash

Not your typical smash repair shop! We spoke with one of the industry’s newest body shop owners, experienced businesswoman Miriam Deitcher, who took the plunge early last year and backed herself to build a successful collision repair facility.
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Lana Pagiamtzis, Fix Auto Mulgrave

We met with one of the industry’s next generation of leaders and business owners and discovered that there is so much more to Lana Pagiamtzis than meets the eye. A true inspiration to women everywhere.
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Jan McLaren, maintaining the McLaren Legacy

In a recent trip “across the ditch” I caught up with Jan McLaren – yes that McLaren – to chat about her lifelong connection with New Zealand Motorsport and her commitment to maintaining the Bruce McLaren legacy.  
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