FCA US Executive Honored with Two International Association of Top Professionals Awards

OAKLAND, MI – 15 Mar, 2017 – The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) has named May-Leng Yau-Patterson, Head of World Class Manufacturing Mexico Operations for FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group), 2017 “Top Female Executive” and “Woman of the Year.”  Yau-Patterson will be honored with the Presidential Crystal Tower & Globe Award for both distinctions at the 2017 IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala which will be held on December 16 in New York City. As part of her recognition, and she was recently featured on the Reuters Building in New York’s Times Square.

IAOTP is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and help influence others in their fields. While inclusion in the IAOTP is an honor in itself, only one woman is chosen for “Woman of the Year” and a select few for “Top Female Executive.” 

Yau-Patterson was selected for these honors based on her years of experience in the field, her professional accomplishments, her academic achievements, her leadership abilities, her contributions to her community and, most importantly, her success as a woman in a male dominated industry. “Yau-Patterson is truly a talented professional who has dedicated her life to her work and has had a lifetime of achievement and success” said Stephanie Cirami, Vice President, IAOTP

With over three decades of professional experience in the logistics and manufacturing industry, Yau-Patterson has established herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field.   Starting as a Lead Logistics Analyst, she worked her way up, assuming positions with increasing responsibility for prestigious companies that included Ryder Logistics, TNT Logistics, Exel Logistics and General Motors, before joining DaimlerChrysler (now FCA US) in 2002.

As the current Head of World Class Manufacturing Mexico Operations, Yau-Patterson is responsible for leading and coaching plant managers and their leadership teams at the assembly, engine and stamping plants throughout Mexico in the implementation of World Class Manufacturing (WCM), a methodology that focuses on eliminating waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way.  She is responsible for the development and engagement of people in the application of the WCM technical methods and tools to achieve operational excellence. WCM has been credited as one of the key strategies in the continued success of FCA US. 

As a certified Global WCM Auditor, Yau-Patterson performs World Class Manufacturing audits at facilities around the world to help identify and drive out all forms of waste to achieve business results.

During the span of her career, Yau-Patterson’s responsibilities have encompassed overseeing Lean Manufacturing; Lean Production Methodology and Tools, Supply Chain Management; Logistics Management; Strategy Development; Purchasing; Material Handling & Packaging Solutions; Logistics Engineering and Industrial Engineering. 

Yau-Patterson has been recognized worldwide and received numerous awards for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession.  For the fifth year in a row, she was selected as Pinnacle Professional of the Year by Continental Who’s Who.  Other recognitions have included being honored as 2016 Top Professional of the Year in Manufacturing by the IAOTP, awarded Prominent Professional Woman of The Year in the Automotive industry by Continental Who’s Who, named one of Automotive News’ 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry, honored as a Delegate Featured Leader by the International Women’s Leadership Association, selected as a recipient of the Women of Color Achievement, and awarded Empire & Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year both in the automobile industry.  Yau-Patterson was featured in the 2015,  2016, and 2017 editions of the Inner Circle Executive Magazine,  2011 edition of Top 101 Industry Experts publication and Automotive News September 2010 edition.   

Yau-Patterson earned both her Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis and Master of Science in Operations Research from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.

For more information on Yau-Patterson, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/may-leng-yau-patterson-a0207a15 or watch her video at https://youtu.be/mpxmChMN0i8


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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Video Link: https://youtu.be/mpxmChMN0i8

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