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Employee Spotlight – Rhonda Rulli

2018-08-17


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Meet Rhonda Rulli, supermom of three and Business Planner at our St. Catharines Propulsion plant.

1) What drew you to GM?

I was actually approached about an opportunity at GM by the college I attended. GM was recruiting graduates from the college’s Operations Management program and I was one of the lucky ones!

2) What 3 words would you use to describe GM?

Fast-paced, Collaborative and Rewarding

3) What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

Honest, Persistent and Committed

4) In your opinion, what skills are required to be successful at GM?

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration/teamwork
  • Interpersonal communication

5) How has GM assisted you with your career development?

GM has given me many opportunities to learn and grow in multiple areas of the business. I have worked as a Group Leader in Assembly, a Quality Engineer in Machining, a Manpower Plant Coordinator and now I’m in my current role as a Business Planner. If you prove yourself, there’s a lot of opportunity to move internally.

6) What is your proudest moment at GM?

Implementing a flawless, flexible and under-budget 3rd partial shift in the HFV6 engine assembly area.

7) What have you gained from working at GM? 

I have gained a lot of great skills during my time at GM, such as:

  • Transferable skills. Giving me the ability to see my past experiences in a new light. During each experience, I acquired new skills that I have applied to succeed in my career.
  • Project management skills. I can see the big picture and break it down into small, manageable and action-oriented steps. Many people consider themselves “idea people” but don’t have the ability to execute on those ideas. I have the ability to prioritize and get things done, and have the ability to lead a team.
  • The ability to drive results.I know what my goals are and how I’m going to achieve them. This skill requires using many of my other skills, combined with passion and focus. Results-driven individuals are metrics-oriented and can quantify outcomes to motivate themselves and their teams, all while contributing to the bottom line.

8) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

In the next 5 years I see myself continuing to learn and grow as a manager of people and systems at GM. I also plan on enjoying all the time I can with my young family!

9) Are you a night owl or early bird?

I’m definitely an early bird. I really enjoy getting up in the morning and taking this time for myself. Whether it’s fitting in that uninterrupted workout or just sitting down and enjoying that nice hot cup of coffee, it’s my “me” time.

10) If you could have one super power what would it be?

As a mom of three young children and having a full-time job, the ability to teleport would be great! There never seems to be enough time in a day to get everywhere I need to be.

 

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