Ms. Bertsch has served as an independent director of Axalta since September 2022. She currently serves as the independent chair of the board of directors for BWX Technologies, Inc., a manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration, where she previously served as chair of the audit and finance committee and a member of the compensation committee. Ms. Bertsch also serves on the board of directors of Regal Rexnord Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and powertrain solutions, and is a member of its audit and compensation and human resources committees. She previously served on the board of directors of Meritor, Inc., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets., where she was also chair of the audit committee, until the acquisition of Meritor by Cummins Inc. in August 2022.
Prior to her retirement in 2019, Ms. Bertsch was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Owens-Illinois, Inc. (now O-I Glass), a manufacturer of container glass and packaging products, from 2015-2019, where she was responsible for the global finance and IT functions. Immediately prior to this role, Ms. Bertsch served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, a life science and technology company, from 2012-2015. Prior to joining Sigma-Aldrich, Ms. Bertsch served in a variety of finance and IT leadership roles of increasing responsibility at BorgWarner, Chrysler, Visteon Corp. and Ford Motor Company.
Ms. Bertsch has served as a member of the Cisco Board of Advisors, Microsoft Advisory Board and CIO Executive Board. Ms. Bertsch was named to the Top 100 Most Influential Women in the Automotive Industry by Automotive News twice in her career.
Ms. Bertsch holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Wayne State University and a Master of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University.