Elizabeth Rolinski
Vice President Manufacturing Engineering
Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Milwaukee, WI

“Some view 'manufacturing' as a thing of the past for North America. Others of us, however, are passionate not only about where we’ve been, but where we can go from here. Rotating through various manufacturing roles over the years, I've found it to be diverse, dynamic, and critically important!”

Elizabeth is an automotive industry veteran who brings 30 years of progressively responsible experience to her role today. She is viewed as a role model for critical-to-success Johnson Controls leadership behaviors. Her uncompromising standards around integrity, professional and personal ethics, delivering results, and building strong teams has earned her positions of increasing responsibility and authority. Her leadership during the challenging construction of the Li-Ion manufacturing facility required acute decision making capabilities, as well as coaching and mentoring of her new (and largely young) team to empower them to execute and be accountable. 
 
Elizabeth is respected by her peers, team and senior leadership across the organization. She is extremely knowledgeable in the engineering disciplines and uses this knowledge to teach and coach her teams. Elizabeth is recognized as a "talent developer" and role model in providing her people with stretch assignments and supporting them in their professional and leadership growth.
 
Elizabeth has a great passion for diversity and inclusion, demonstrated through her work to improve D&I in Johnson Controls and become a global benchmark for the industry. She is involved in professional organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers, where she serves as a mentor to the Wisconsin SWE, as well as University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Marquette University chapters. 
 
Elizabeth has a long history of serving others and the communities in which she lives. For more than 17 years, she has been actively serving in leadership positions with the Boy Scouts of America.  In addition, she participates in Junior Achievement, Lego League Robotics, and many school-based STEM-inspired groups and activities.

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