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Andra Rush

Founder, President and CEO, Rush Group, LLC

Andra Rush

Andra Rush, a Native American woman, is the founder, president and chief operating officer of the Rush Group, a minority business enterprise, which includes Rush Trucking Corporation and Dakkota Integrated Systems, LLC. This consortium of manufacturing, trucking, assembly and distribution is one of the largest Native American-owned businesses in the USA.

Based in Wayne, Mich., Rush started Rush Trucking in 1984 with three trucks and has successfully grown the company to include more than 800 tractors and 1,350 trailers, with 350 employees and 900 associates. Rush Trucking services many Fortune 100 companies throughout North America.

Dakkota Integrated Systems, launched in 2002, is a joint venture between Intier Automotive Interiors and Rush Group, LLC. It was created to efficiently and effectively service original equipment manufacturers, providing complete automotive systems such as those for cockpits, overheads, doors and HVAC.

In 2012, Rush launched Detroit Manufacturing Systems Ltd., LLC (DMS), a joint venture between Rush Group Ltd, LLC and Faurecia, which manufactures and assembles automotive interior components in the city of Detroit.

Rush serves numerous organizations on boards and commissions. She is a part of the minority supplier programs for GM, Ford, Chrysler and Toyota, serving on the Supplier Advisory Boards for Chrysler and GM. She is also an appointee for the Children’s Trust Fund. Rush has also received many industry honors.

Rush has a Bachelor of Arts degree in nursing (1982) from the University of Michigan. She has three sons.