Cynthia Niekamp joins Kettering's Board of Trustees

Jun 23, 2006

The BorgWarner Inc. vice president is the first woman to represent the company on Kettering's Board.

Cynthia "Cindy" A. Niekamp of BorgWarner Inc. has been appointed to a three-year term on Kettering's Board of Trustees. She joined the board in June.

Niekamp was named president and general manager of BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems, Drivetrain Group, and vice president of BorgWarner Inc. in July 2004. She joined BorgWarner from MeadWestvaco Corp., where she was senior vice president and chief financial officer.

She served in a variety of senior roles for the company and predecessor Mead Corp. from 1995 to 2002 in strategic planning and general management, including four years as president and general manager of Mead Specialty Paper Division. Niekamp started her career at General Motors in operations and engineering, before moving to TRW to assume operational and business development responsibilities.

She holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.

BorgWarner produces automatic transmission systems, turbo systems and cooling system components to improve the performance and fuel economy of engines, transmissions and four-wheel drive systems. The company is also the sponsor of the BorgWarner Indianapolis 500 Trophy. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., BorgWarner employs more than 17,000 people in 17 countries, serving vehicle makers worldwide. For more on BorgWarner, visit: