Lynne Hedrick

Lynne Hedrick

I grew up a few miles south of Greensboro in Randleman. Our home was just five minutes from our most famous local citizen, NASCAR legend Richard Petty. Upon graduating from North Carolina State University, I was lucky enough to find a great job in state, joining Honda North Carolina Manufacturing in Swepsonville in 2008. Later this year, the Honda team will celebrate our 40th anniversary, and throughout this history, the key to our success is what we call The Honda Way — a culture based on teamwork, respect and open communication.

From time to time, there are suggestions from outside the company that there is a better approach. Yet, over the past four decades, no company has been more successful in growing its production operations in America than Honda. This includes NCM, which now employs some 600 associates.

Lynne Hedrick is the site lead for Honda North Carolina Manufacturing in Swepsonville.