Julie McGinty
Assembly Controls Engineer
General Motors Spring Hill
Spring Hill, TN

“Since participation in Junior Achievement, I knew I wanted to be in manufacturing. It was exciting to design, produce, and market a product needed by consumers. I've participated with 'A World in Motion' with fifth graders hoping to interest students about STEM and to inspire them to become tomorrow's engineers.”

Julie has had a diverse and successful 25-year career with General Motors. In her most recent assignment as lead controls engineer for GM Spring Hill’s 2.5 Ecotech Large Gas Engine (LGE) launch, the engine has achieved benchmark performance globally.  In each of her endeavors she has led teams to earn awards by improving quality and changing cultures.  She is a talented leader focused on delivering exceptional quality and meeting customer demands.
Julie is the only female engineer within the LGE department.  She demonstrates professionalism and poise with all interactions across the organization. She is respected as a leader and looked to for technical expertise. Much of Julie’s success is a derivative of the range of roles that she has held. From her experience as a maintenance supervisor and production coordinator, she developed a strong understanding of the urgency to ensure throughput.  In turn, she effected a change across the organization in focusing on commitment and the role each individual and team plays in ensuring that safe, quality engines are produced on time.
Julie is inspirational to the new engineers who join the team. She listens and is patient to ensure team members not only understand each task but also why it is important. She has a unique talent of translating technical concepts all to understand. Through her desire to support her peers and new resources, she took the initiative to implement the corporate Professional Manager Network in Spring Hill. This group was a revolutionary forum for hundreds of salaried leaders/resources to come together and learn valuable tools to improve their careers. 

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