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Glenn Willrich

248-343-2105
glennwillrich@gmail.com

Ortonville, MI 48462
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Total Quality; Lean Manufacturing; Operations Excellence;


Versatile, Manufacturing Executive with success building and aligning operations to excellence and
profitability in highly competitive environments. Dynamic management career that includes leadership of private,
publically traded and entrepreneurial companies delivering post-manufacturing solutions to Tier I and Tier II
customers.
Career highlights include leading startup of US and global operations, negotiating multi-year sales contracts
($1.5M to $65M) and cultivating productive working relationships with General Motors, Delphi, Lear, United
Technologies, Magna, etc. Extensive union experience.(UAW, CAW, the Teamsters)
Exemplary leader who can manage change, mitigate risk, infuse new ideas, capitalize on opportunities and
deliver solid results that take enterprise performance and productivity to the next level.
Strong team builder and coach, skilled at inspiring confidence, leading by example and building loyal, highperformance teams committed to quality and responsiveness.
Solutions-driven strategist who drives financial gain through proactive decision-making, cost-effective
business process reengineering and unmatched service delivery. Hands-on expertise in TQM, AQP, JIT,
FMEA, SPC, CIP, VA/VE and PPAP.
CORE COMPETENCIES
Operations/Engineering Management
Budget/P&L/Forecasting
Contract Negotiation

Strategic/Tactical Planning
Lean Manufacturing
Joint Ventures/Partnerships

Global Business Development


Staffing/Team-Building
Customer Retention

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Comprehensive Logistics Incorporated
2014 - Present
Assembly & Sequencing / Warehouse Management
Director of Operations
P&L responsibility for 11 manufacturing sites, comprising 2M + sq. ft., 1600+ employees with annual sales
in excess of $150M

Manage daily operations of Sales, Engineering, Quality, Administration while maintaining operational performance
for increased margins, APQP launches, and Continuous Improvement.
Prepare and develop business plans, budgets and forecasts for review with Ownership.
Plan and execute new greenfield facilities while maintaining Customer focused program awareness.
Review financial achievements with direct reports while mentoring behaviors synonomis with World Class
operations.
Provide leadership role (executive member) for all new as well as current facilities.
Drive and support Change Managemnt through unparalled systems, with emphasis on a Continuous Improvement
methodology cultivationg standardized processes and procedures.
Restructuring
Reengineered costing and finance functions for better streamlined activity and continuity.
Added*00,000 sq. ft. of additional operational space with existing Customers.
Controlled and executed new 265,000 sq. ft. facility in Spring Hill, TN. (complete Greenfield Site)
Added $24M in annualized sales winning new contract for GM.
Executed $25M in engineered tooling for new Cadillac GM program.
Launch new State of the Art Tire & Wheel assembly room for GM.

Glenn Willrich

glennwillrich@gmail.com

Development
Deployed corporate initiatives, mitigating Customer driven launch preparedness activities streamlining metrics
and achievments.
Executed standardized IT related management / hardware systems corporate wide that has been
benchmarked by several Supplier / Customers.
Launched 4 new facilities (new Sales) within last two years successfully and have added additional sales to
all locations in excess of 10% since launch.
Awards
Achieved 74% score on BIQS second pass audit for GM.
Won Best in Class CMC excellence award for GM.
The Woodbridge Group Troy, MI
Automotive Urethane Convertor
Senior Product & Engineering Manager Assembly & Diversified

2011 2013

P&L accountability for 3 JIT and 3 Focused Factory operations with annual sales approaching $95M. Manage
Sales, Engineering, Administration and operational performance to obtain increased margin, flawless APQP
launches, and new program development. Prepare and develop business plans, budgets and forecasts for review
with Executive Management / Board of Directors.
Restructuring
Re-focused Business Unit to achieve global presence attracting new Diversified Customer base.
Added $8M in sales in first 6 months utilizing footprint availability.(Unused capacity, 5 year contract for Dodge
Viper Seat and Headliner Assembly),
Added $10M in Sales to Polaris Industries (Seat Assembly) account through differentiation of product
offerings and continuous improvement initiatives.
Development
Developed Tractor seat for the Lawn & Garden market. Overcame Patent infringements and created an offthe-shelf product offering to numerous customers (John Deere, MTD, Husqvrna, Club Car, Kubota).
Engineered and Installed various Automotive manufacturing assembly lines. (Overhead systems, Front / Rear
Suspension, Corner Assembly, as well as numerous Seat assembly operations).
Awards
Achieved BEST IN CLASS Engineering Standardization Woodbridge internal award, (2012 & 2013) across
global organization.
Achieved Supplier Quality Award (2013) from Chrysler for flawless Launch of Dodge Viper Seating.
Modas, LLC, Flint, MI 1999 2010
Automotive / Consumer Products - Assemly & Sequencing Service Provider
VP of Operations & Engineering
Founded and operated a 3rd party logistics company delivering complete post-manufacturing solutions to Tier I
and Tier II companies, 70% automotive & 30% HVAC/Consumer Products. Established and manage 4 distinct
divisions, each with their own operating staff and P&L: Assembly/Sequencing, Returnable Container
Manufacturing, Engineering Consulting/ Implementation and a fully functional Transportation Company.
Direct daily operations, encompassing P&L, capital, personnel, business development, client relations and facility
management (7500 to 120,000 square feet). Assess client needs, from quotation to product delivery in a JIT
environment. Spearhead continuous process improvement and cost reduction. Control annual budgets exceeding
$100+MM, with an estimated $350M of customer-owned product on consignment.
Restructuring
Built company from the ground up and developed a brand name that became synonymous in the industry.
Achieved $14M in sales in first 4 years; exceeded 8% targeted growth for 9 consecutive years.
Staffed and trained a unified team and established HR programs, incentives, and team-building activities.
Instilled an innovative industrial engineering attitude that led to a 25% productivity increase.
Provided team building concepts unique to company operating philosophy, such as: installing games in
lunchrooms (i.e. Ping-Pong, Pool Table, Air Hockey, Darts, Shuffle Board, Dominoes) that must be played
with 2 or more people.

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Glenn Willrich

glennwillrich@gmail.com

Development
Negotiated 5-year contracts with union affiliations and built strong relationships with UAW, CAW, United
Rubber Workers and the Teamsters. Effectively represented company during arbitration with unions Cartage
Committees.
Implemented first network-based customer bank live inventory awareness system, raising uptime across 17
production lines 60% and reducing skip procedure 100%.
Spearheaded build of automated order picking system and integrated it with in-house developed manipulating
overhead picking system, reducing labor costs by 20%.

Achievements
Saved customers up to 5% on imported purchases by initiating a Foreign Trade Zone unit within company
facility, sanctioned by the US Government and abiding by US Homeland Security and Border Patrol Agency
regulations.
First ISO-certified, unionized automotive sequencing supplier plant of 13 new suppliers in the Shreveport, LA
area. First supplier to attain additional non-automotive work to offset fixed costs during transition periods or
new product launches.
Dramatically changed staff/client focus and lifted morale by introducing the WOW factor within the company
requiring all visitors to any company location to say WOW in response to the environment at least 3 times
before they talked to anyone. Program was so successful the WOW factor was extended to review/bonus
meetings and created a very positive atmosphere within the company.

The Woodbridge Group, Troy, MI / Mississauga, Ontario


1993-1999
Automotive Urethane Convertor (Seating)
Director of Manufacturing Assembly & Sequencing, Troy, MI
Held P&L accountability for 6 JIT facilities with annual sales exceeding $330M. Managed sales
administration/performance, new program development, launches and customer retention. Developed and
presented business plans, budgets and forecasts to executive management.
Launched customer-focused business unit that led to tougher safety regulations and minimized injuries.
Consistently successful in identifying new global opportunities for expansion.
Saved $10M+ by applying value analysis / value engineering techniques to increase material flow, improve
ergonomics, automate processes and reduce labor costs.
Manufacturing Engineer, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
1983-1993
Ensured smooth operation of engineering activities in 6 JIT facilities.
Supported European operations with plant management and start-up networking. Provided expertise on set
up, administration, training, systems and operations in numerous locations, including Germany, England,
Brazil, US, France, Australia and Japan. Improved processes and work methods of current and future
programs.
Influential resource in new technology implementation for Seat Heater development and Air Bag deployment.

PROFESSIONAL
TRAINING

Kaizen Management, Six Sigma Quality, Dale Carnegie Professional Public Speaking

PROFESSIONAL
ASSOCIATIONS

Flint Chamber of Commerce, 1993 Present


Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, 1993 Present

EDUCATION

McMaster University / Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


B.S., Industrial Management & Industrial Engineering,

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