Employee Spotlight: Andrea Friedrich Boosts Business, Colleagues’ Development

  • Andrea Friedrich

Q: Describe your role and proudest achievement at DENSO.

A: My current role is sales manager within the Heavy Duty Sales department at DENSO’s North American headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. In this position, I’m primarily responsible for leading a team that collaborates with some of DENSO’s top off-highway customers, including Caterpillar, CNH and Bobcat. I have past experience in the Sales Division working with other customers like Toyota, Stellantis, VW, Audi and BMW.

One of my proudest achievements at DENSO was when I was part of a team responsible for the successful launch of VW and Audi as new customers.

Q: You're also part of DENSO Women's Partnership (DWP). Can you explain what this team does?

A: DWP is open to all associates with the mission of advancing women within DENSO. We lead multiple initiatives to do this, such as identifying training and development needs and opportunities, participating in community outreach activities, holding special events, and enhancing DENSO Spirit, our company philosophy centered on the ideals of foresight, credibility and collaboration.

Q: March is Women's History Month. What does it mean to you?

A: To me, Women’s History Month is a chance to reflect on the great accomplishments that women have made throughout history. Yet it is also a time to challenge ourselves to create our own unique and impactful history.