Erin Crandall


TOLEDO — Erin Crandall, a controller at Dana Inc., recently received a 2020 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award at the 25th annual 20 Under 40 ceremony. She was among the 200 nominated candidates receiving their award during the this year’s virtual event.

Crandall manages approximately $1 billion in sales annually at one of Dana Inc.’s largest facilities. She is responsible for serving customers including Ford and Chrysler, as well as providing strategic financial leadership that aligns with the overall Dana strategy. A strong advocate of women in automotive, finance and technology, Crandall was named Deloitte’s Women to Watch in business and finance in 2016.

She is a cancer survivor and a member of the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation Steering Committee, where she assists her children’s school through their accreditation for self-study. She served as executive committee chair for Symphony of Trees to provide financial support and awareness to The Center for Child and Family Advocacy, Northwest CASA and the Henry County Hospital’s children’s program. She is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church & School of Napoleon.

Crandall, who resides in Napoleon, is a graduate of Mount Union University and earned her MBA from Bowling Green State University.

The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their career and/or in the community. An independent panel of judges selects the 20 candidates for recognition. It is intended that the program will further motivate young leaders in the area. Since 1996, 500 young, community leaders have been recognized through the 20 Under 40 program.

Program sponsors include Eastman & Smith; Fifth Third Bank; Plante Moran; The Andersons, Inc.; University of Toledo and Dana Incorporated. Additional partners include The Toledo Business Journal, media; Leadership Toledo, community partner; Creative Block and Ulrich Pinciotti, creative; and Buckeye Broadband, broadcast. Community support is provided by EPIC Toledo, Imagination Station, The Toledo Repertoire Theatre, Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Opera, Toledo Zoo and the Valentine Theatre.

(Information courtesy of Karen L. Fraker.)


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