Kirk D. Wiley

Chief Executive Officer

About Kirk D. Wiley

Chief Executive Officer

Bio

Starting his career on the manufacturing line at General Motors, Kirk has experienced nearly every aspect of the automotive and manufacturing industries, developing a comprehensive perspective for clients. Kirk’s areas of expertise include: systems design and team processes, metal formability, stamping and assembly optimization, die shop management, throughput improvement, process engineering, manufacturing systems design and implementation, supplier metal conversion programs, manufacturing cost savings, production troubleshooting and die optimization, and tool and die training programs.

Education

  • BBA Industrial Marketing, Western Michigan University
  • Coursework completed, MS Manufacturing Management, Kettering University

Experience

  • 25 years manufacturing experience
  • Operating Systems design, implementation and maintenance

Skills

  • Team concepts
  • Leadership development
  • Tool & Die training programs
  • Formability
  • Lean applications to maintenance departments

Key Projects

  • Manufacturing Cost Savings project at Chrysler Sterling Stamping. Realized $3.4M savings on a 10 month, A Transfer press project , $1.5M savings on a 8 month, B Transfer press project.
  • Formabiility System Installation at 12 OEM Stamping Plants. T&D training events at another 6. Significant savings recorded in individual case studies.
  • Leadership Training design and delivery across the Ford Motor Company Stamping Business Unit plants.
  • Pioneered application of Lean Manufacturing principles to Tool & Die department operation.

Case Studies