Cathy Costanzo
Senior Director - Quality Assurance
Exide Technologies
Milton, GA

“What I respect the most about manufacturing is that it is a team effort.  Everyone has their specific roles and expertise.  All the team members must work together towards a common goal. The final product is a celebration of everyone’s input, collaboration, and hard work.”

As Senior Director of Quality Assurance, Cathy has total responsibility for quality assurance, quality engineering, supplier quality assurance, warranty management and plant quality control from battery recycling through battery manufacturing, plastic molding, and distribution in the Exide Technologies Americas Division.
Cathy has improved product performance, methodically focusing improvement efforts on the products and processes that require attention. The success of her efforts was verified by an independent testing lab, which found Exide batteries to outperform major competitors. Cathy has lead overall quality systems improvements and cultural transformations in two battery plants, successfully gaining OEM and OES approvals from demanding worldwide brands.
Cathy also leads a key policy deployment team focused on improving quality yield in Exide’s transportation battery plants using data analysis, root cause problem solving and regular reviews to accomplish ambitious improvement goals.

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