Mount Clemens native turns around auto plants globally, becoming superstar in her field

She is perhaps the most brilliant manufacturing executive you’ve never known.

Workers at an Ohio auto supplier factory have robot colleagues

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She is so skilled that she seemed too good to be real, a global CEO said, and so he considered not hiring her.

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Jd Marhevko, 57, of Saline is a woman who easily steps into size 12 steel-toe boots, a hard hat and a fire-retardant coat to walk the factory floor on one day, and then pivots to a business suit to meet with investors the next.

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She changes jobs as needed, going to where crisis takes her.

The job title is unmemorable. But what she does has long-term impact.

One boss sent her to a factory to help resolve serious quality and production problems that threatened

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Stratas Online Auction Debuts With a Field of Modern Classics

Classic-car auctions presented by the likes of RM Sotheby’s and Barrett-Jackson have long been a pillar of the automotive collector market, but those auction houses may soon represent the old guard. The next generation of auction platforms are online and, as evidenced by Bring a Trailer, have skyrocketed in popularity and influence over the past decade, leading to the founding of similar sites like Doug DeMuro’s Cars & Bids and, now, the recently launched Stratas Auctions.



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With the first batch of automobiles that Stratas Auctions is showcasing on launch, it appears the site will be leaning more on the Radwood era (1980 through 1999) of automobiles that’s been all the rage with car enthusiasts in recent years. Among the first six vehicles featured, four are from that time period and include a 1981 Porsche 924 GTR, a 1981 Renault R5 Turbo, a

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