Jamie Zinser is Vice President of Engineering for DURA Automotive Systems. In this role,
Jamie serves as a member of the executive leadership team, that sets the strategic
direction for the company. Jamie is responsible for all aspects of DURA’s global
engineering and product development activities across four regions. Her product
breadth comprises DURA’s complete portfolio of technologies that include lightweight
body and chassis systems, powertrain solutions, mechatronic and electronic systems,
HMI’s, driver control systems, and exterior systems.
Paramount to the successful definition of DURA’s next generation portfolio of products,
Jamie drives teams to commercialize new innovations across Five Pillars of DURA
Technology: Lightweighting, Design Aesthetics, Amalgamated Mechatronics, Advanced
Mobility & Active Safety, and HMI & Infotainment Fusion.
Previously, Jamie was Director of Engineering for Global Structural Systems at DURA
leading international product engineering for structural systems and lightweight
innovation including closures, cross-car beams, and space frame systems. Jamie joined
DURA in 1994, and has led the development and launch of advanced structural and
safety products across all continents. She has extensive expertise in aluminum and high
strength steel engineering including crash management and marrying of dissimilar
Jamie was recognized as one of the Top 100 Leading Women in the North American
Automotive Industry by Crain’s Automotive News. She is often sought after by the
media as a featured speaker in automotive industry technical events.
Jamie earned her MSBE from GMI Engineering and Management Institute in Flint, MI (now Kettering University).