President and CEO, MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers
Julie A. Fream is the president and CEO of MEMA’s new Original Equipment Suppliers group. Fream focuses on the business needs and interests of the MEMA’s OE members, while working collaboratively with the Aftermarket Suppliers group.
Fream has served in several positions in her 40 years in the automotive industry, including roles at OE manufacturers and suppliers in manufacturing, engineering, program management, sales, marketing, and communications. She is a member of the Ford Supplier Council, the GM Supplier Council and the Nissan North America Supplier Advisory Board representing the interests of the automotive supplier community.
In 2016 and 2021, Fream was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of “Michigan’s Most Influential Women.” In 2015 and 2020, she was listed as one of the “100 Leading Women in the Automotive Industry” by Automotive News. Fream is the chair of the Board of Directors at Corewell Health and is on the Board of Directors of the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Fream holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.