Major, Lindsey & Africa Places Sylvia A. Stein as General Counsel at Modine Manufacturing Company in Racine, Wisconsin

HANOVER, MD, February 19, 2018 — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, announces that it has placed Sylvia Stein as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Modine Manufacturing Company in Racine, Wisconsin. The search was led by Michael Sachs and Heather Fine of Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice Group in Chicago.

Modine (NYSE: MOD) is a global manufacturer with operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  In her new role, Sylvia will serve as a legal advisor to Modine’s senior management team, business unit leaders and board of directors. She will also lead the global legal, compliance and intellectual property functions.

Before joining Modine, Sylvia was associate general counsel, marketing and regulatory at Kraft Heinz Food Company in Chicago, where she led the legal team for the U.S. retail business units, food regulatory, marketing services and data privacy functions. Prior to this, Sylvia spent 14 years at Kraft Foods, holding a series of legal roles of increasing responsibility. Earlier in her career, she was a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins in Chicago. After law school, Sylvia spent two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Ann C. Williams at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

“Sylvia is an exceptionally accomplished attorney with a distinguished professional record, plus the right combination of business knowledge and leadership skills to help Modine execute its global business strategies,” said Michael Sachs.

Sylvia received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an associate editor of the Michigan Law Review.

About Major, Lindsey & Africa

Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the largest and most experienced legal search firm in the world. With more than 25 offices worldwide, Major, Lindsey & Africa has earned recognition for its track record of successful general counsel, corporate counsel, partner, associate and law firm management placements. The firm also provides law firms and companies with highly specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, Major, Lindsey & Africa recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. The firm considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions.

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