Valentina Videva Dufresne

ValentinaValentina Videva Dufresne is a Sr. Director of Business Operations in the Office of the CTO at Sensata Technologies, responsible for pre development, new product development and commercialization of the Sensata Smart & Connected Vehicle Area Network & Sensor Solutions. While staying with the same company for 22 yrs, Valentina has had multiple careers – starting as a Manufacturing Engineer; Process Design and Development for new products; an expatriate at the Sensata Facility in Mexico insuring the success of a newly established plant; an elected Member of the Technical Staff as a recognition for excellence in technical contributions. Once back in Attleboro, Valentina moved to Management roles for Process Engineering and later Product Management, as a Director in Process Development and Director in Product and Program Management. Throughout her career, Valentina remained tireless in Learning and Problem solving, and is a certified Six Sigma DMAIC Green Belt. She applies this passion in Diversity and Inclusion activities, as a founding member of the D&I committee under the Engineering council at Sensata Technology. She served as chair of the Attleboro D&I committee and currently chairs the Global D&I committee, with mission to embrace and support a diverse work culture. Valentina is also the executive sponsor of AWI – the Attleboro Women’s Initiative affinity group. Valentina believes that education is a great equalizer and serves on the Bristol Community College Board Of Trustees, an institution that supports the local community and shares the commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Valentina graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Norwich University and is MIT EMBA class of 2021 student. Her real highest honor is being a mother of 11yr and 14 yr old girls and spending time with her family reading, drawing and finding connections between art, math and engineering.