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Sharon Sidoine

Job Title: Director of Export Sales Operations
Company: PACCAR
Industry: Manufacturing
Mentor Since: Fall 2020
Will Mentor: Graduate Students, Undergrad Students

Job Description

Responsible for export of PACCAR trucks from home markets.

Company Description

PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced powertrains, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. PACCAR shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, symbol PCAR. Its homepage is

Employment History

17 years with PACCAR (PACCAR International Financial Controller, Director of Sales and Marketing for Asia, Director of PACCAR Global Sales Operations) 16 years with DHL (International Accounting Manager, Regional Controller Southwest, Divisional Controller)


BA in Business Administration at University of Washington, BA in Spanish at University of Washington
Masters of International Business at Seattle University

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Scope: Resume and LinkedIn Profile review, tours of manufacturing plant and other local facilities, career planning, work/life balance, how to build experience, informational interviews. My objective is to share my experience and facilitate career growth of students. My expectation is that students let me know if they need to reschedule ahead of time.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I prefer late afternoon to early evening monthly meetings. I have only done virtual teams meetings in 2021, but would like to bring students to our manufacturing plant, R & D, and technical center if there is interest. I am flexible about location for meetings.