Carolyne Watts

Member of the Niagara College Board of Governors


Carolyne Watts

Carolyne Watts is setting many precedents as a leader in business. Not only is she representing Niagara College’s Board of Governors as the first female Chair but Carolyne is also the first-ever female Plant Manager of the entire General Motors St. Catharines Operations.

Carolyne started her career with the auto giant in 1982 as a student at the General Motors Institute, now called the Kettering Institute, in Flint, Michigan. She has enjoyed a number of challenging assignments within GM on both sides of the border, including Plant Manager of the Powertrain facility in Michigan and President of the CAMI Automotive Plant in Ingersoll, where she oversaw a number of expansions and the launch of the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain.

Carolyne, who holds an MBA from Concordia and a Bachelor of Science and Industrial Administration from Kettering University, is a dedicated leader with a very strong work ethic, which are just a few of her many qualities that aided in her being named one of Automotive News’ Top 100 Leading Women in the North American automotive industry.