ZF Group 
Intermediate level

The safety story

Providing the relevance of safety in numbers


Practitioner Presentation
Wednesday, Oct. 20 Location Code
1:30pm-2:30pm Virtual WS/22

Times listed in EDT.


Discover how to break down safety costs to see where the losses are incurring and where the future opportunities lie.


This interactive and hands-on session will challenge you to see how management looks at the numbers while still making an effective difference to the teams in the organization. Together, we will explore a live case study and see how one nationwide team made a difference.


The Electronics & ADAS division of ZF Group is responsible for advanced driver assist systems, sensor technologies, and integrated electronics, including advanced safety domain control units and safety electronics such as airbag electronic control units and crash sensors for the automotive industry. www.zf.com


Jd Marhevko is the vice president of quality for the Electronics & ADAS Division at ZF Group. This role came on the heels of the BorgWarner (BW) purchase of Delphi Technologies, where Marhevko was the global vice president of quality and warranty. Marhevko was also a vice president of operations-Americas for SAF Holland and the senior vice president of quality, lean and environment, health, and safety (EHS) for Accuride. Four Accuride sites won the AME Excellence Award, and one site won the Industry Week Best Manufacturing Plant of the Year. In 2020, Marhevko was inducted into the inaugural Women In Manufacturing (WiM) Hall of Fame. She is an ASQ Fellow, Shainin Medalist, CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB, and MBB. She is also an ASQ Certified Trainer, STEP Ahead Awardee, and in 2018, was recognized by Crain’s as a notable Woman in Manufacturing. She holds a BSE and MSA. Marhevko is a past chair of the ASQ QMD and currently supports the ASQ QMD in a variety of capacities. She has co-authored several books and articles on lean and quality systems; most notably, Accuride Corporation’s "Lean Management 50-50-20," as well as a small vignette depicting her family’s journey with autism, "A Sample Size of One."