Kelly Bysouth is Chief Supply Chain Officer for International Automotive Components (IAC) Group. In this role, she has global responsibility and operational control for all aspects of the company’s procurement and supply chain activities.
Bysouth has more than 25 years of automotive procurement and supply chain experience. Previously, she served as Vice President Global Procurement and Supply Chain for Adient, a position she held since 2016. Among her many accomplishments, she is credited with building the first centralized Supply Chain function within the organization and delivering benchmark year-over-year cost savings.
Bysouth held a variety of leadership positions at Adient in North America and Europe since first joining the Company in 1997. From 2013 to 2016, she held the position of Group Vice President Global Procurement Automotive. Prior to her time at Adient, she served as a buyer of automotive interior products at Ford Motor Company from 1996 to 1997. Before that, she began her automotive career as a buyer for Tier 2 supplier, Dadco, from 1992 to 1996.
Bysouth earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Michigan State University, and CPSM Certification.