As the first female test driver at Michelin North America, Sarah K. Robinson is paving a new road for women in the automotive world. Robinson's current responsibilities as a subjective test driver for Michelin include evaluating tire performance in both objective (e.g., wet braking) and subjective tests (e.g., wet and dry handling, noise) then delivering her results to Michelin's designers and engineers to ensure the best possible tire is brought to market. She also develops and coordinates all visitor demonstrations, product launches and promotional activities occurring at Michelin's test track, Laurens Proving Grounds (LPG) in Greenville, South Carolina. Prior to becoming a test driver, Robinson was an industrial engineer for Michelin, responsible for establishing and maintaining machine standards, manpower needs and process improvement. Robinson is also a driving instructor, most recently at Xtreme Measures and Richard Petty Safe Driving Program, where she instructs students to develop car control skills, situational awareness and basic automotive understanding. She considers this one of the most rewarding experiences in her career. Robinson has also competed in SCCA Autocross and Rallycross. Robinson is a resident of Simpsonville, SC, and a pet lover who owns two dogs, Roux and TrackDog, and a herd of cats. She is a graduate of Auburn University.
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