Published on Thursday October 19, 2006
MSE Alumna Anne Stevens '80 was appointed Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter Technology Corporation, effective November 1, 2006. Most recently, she held the position of Executive Vice President of Ford Motor Company and Chief Operating Officer of Ford in The Americas, with responsibility for Ford's North and South American product development, vehicle launch, manufacturing, and material purchasing activities.
Stevens is a former member of the Drexel University Board of Trustees and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Lockheed Martin since 2002. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and received a distinguished service citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame. She has been named four times to Fortune magazine's list of "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" and was named by Automotive News as a 2005 "Leading Woman in the North American Automotive Industry."
In 2003, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering presented Anne Stevens with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumna Award.
More information on Stevens's appointment can be found at Carpenter Technology.
Stevens was also noted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on October 27, 2006 for having served as chief operating officer of Ford Motor Co.’s Americas division. The story notes that Stevens was considered one of the most influential women in the auto industry.