Jennifer L. Slater, Senior Vice President Performance Sensing, Automotive & Aftermarket at Sensata

Ms. Slater has served as a director of Valvoline since July 2022. A business executive and global leader with more than 25 years of experience, she brings to Valvoline’s Board of Directors a broad range of expertise, including general management, engineering, finance, sales, product management and strategy. In addition, Ms. Slater brings extensive knowledge of the automotive industry transition including its ongoing transition into the world of electrification. Since 2008, she has worked in various roles focused on emerging vehicle electrification, both in Automotive and Heavy Vehicle applications. Prior to her current role, she was the Vice President and General Manager, Global Heavy Vehicle and Off-Road Business with Sensata. She has also had responsibility for managing the P&L for the full business segment, while defining the strategy and growth to support customers with solutions to meet their emerging needs. Sensata is a publicly traded industrial technology company striving to create a cleaner, more efficient, electrified and connected world, across multiple business segments, including Automotive with a strong focus on electrification. In her previous role as Group Vice President and General Manager, Global Original Equipment and Products at Clarios, which manufactures and distributes advanced energy storage solutions for the automotive market, her focus was to transform the business to meet Global Automotive needs to meet emerging vehicle electrification and autonomy needs. In this role, she was responsible for leading a global business for the Original Equipment customers and for developing and executing global new product strategies for the entire product life cycle, including Aftermarket. From 2016 to 2019, Ms. Slater served as Vice President and General Manager OE, Americas and APAC. Prior to joining Clarios, Ms. Slater served in various leadership capacities at Johnson Controls and Woodbridge from 2005 to 2016.

Ms. Slater holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan at Dearborn and a Master of Business Administration from Walsh College. She is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Ms. Slater was a 2017 STEP Ahead winner, that recognizes Women in Manufacturing by the Manufacturing Institute.  She also is a strong supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital research. Ms. Slater served previously as a Board Member at Curative Care, a leading community resource that provides high-quality services to children and adults with disabilities or limiting conditions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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