In all relationships, both professional and personal: 1) Start with empathy. 2) Listen carefully. 3) Consistently deliver on your commitments. 4) Enjoy lifelong partnerships.
I have agreed to do some part time consulting work with some long time colleagues from the early days at Packard.
I was responsible for all engineering teams for electrical / electronic distribution products for customer vehicle programs in North America
I represented my team in accepting an award from the Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) for work we did as an employer, recruiting co-op students.
We conducted another 3 week Delphi orientation program for the second class of 10 Kettering Co-op students (class of 2016).
Helen gets a brother!
I received an award from Delphi for leadership excellence in my North America region. This is the highest individual award that Delphi provides to only one person in each region annually. I was very honored to receive this recognition.
I developed and conduct a 3 week Delphi orientation program for the initial class of 9 Kettering Co-op students (class of 2015).
I planned and then conducted a week long workshop for 150 people in Troy, Michigan, where we rolled out innovative information technologies, including new software, hardware, and cloud services, to creatively connect our workforce in the US and Mexico. The workshop included multiple guest speakers from academia and other industries, who provided valuable insight and knowledge.
We become very proud grandparents!
We celebrate the addition of a very special son-in-law to our family.
I was responsible for all advanced development innovation efforts across all regions and business units.
I led problem solving and continuous improvement activities as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. I coached multiple project improvement teams, using science, computer modeling, and statistical data analysis.
I was responsible for the development of an industry leading, customized computer software and a global database system to deliver innovative system designs as part of a new engineering operating system.
I received a corporate fellowship from GM/Delphi to attend an executive level program at MIT, where I received a Masters as part of the Systems Design Management program (a joint effort by the Engineering School and the Sloan School of Business at MIT.)
Along with Marty Zofko and Merrie Lee Soules, I was part of the initial management team to develop a new business unit at Packard Electric - Bussed Electrical Centers. In a few short years, we pursued, won, and launched with multiple customers, many product programs that grew this business to become a very profitable enterprise with over $200M in annual sales.
I received an MBA going to school in the evenings, while working full time.
I led a new team that pursued Toyota business in our international group. We collaborated with Toyota engineers to jointly develop next generation architectures for Toyota Camry and HiLux vehicles.
I managed a team of engineers that developed E/E architectures and system designs for several GM vehicles.
I was the lead application engineer for designing the electrical distribution system for several GM vehicles.
The girls get a brother!
Rachel gets a sister!
I worked in the advanced and application engineering groups, developing new products for various customer programs
We celebrated becoming parents!
Married my best friend - Nancy Kuyk.
Best (and easiest) decision i ever made!
I was in the co-op program with General Motors at the Packard Electric division.
I am constantly reading - books, newspapers, magazines, and web sites. I read far too much fiction (but it helps me to mentally escape).
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