Yolanda Pate currently serves as the Quality Operations Manager at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama. She joined Honda in 1996 at the Honda of America Manufacturing facility in Marysville, Ohio.
In her current role, she manages a department that is responsible for Vehicle Certification and Plant Quality Management Certification. The Alabama facility manufactures the majority of Honda’s Light Truck products in North America. Her staff is also responsible for all of the creation and deployment of all of the New Model Quality strategies, yearly Quality Business Planning, and plant quality reporting.
As a female Mechanical Engineer in the automotive industry, she is passionate about engaging young women in STEM fields and increasing their presence in the industry. After attending an SAWF event in 2011, their vision and mission were attractive. Joining the SAWF organization was a natural fit.
Originally from Ohio, Yolanda currently lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoys traveling abroad.