Vice President Quality, Purchasing, Lean Manufacturing @ GKN Hoeganaes
Plant Manager @ Federal-Mogul
Tom is an experienced executive with hands-on knowledge & skills in manufacturing, operations, change management and international organizations. He brings a management style well versed in achieving performance through teamwork, while focused on the manufacturing strategies of manufacturing excellence and lean operations. Tom works well with all levels of an organization, and enjoys focusing on problem solving
Tom is an experienced executive with hands-on knowledge & skills in manufacturing, operations, change management and international organizations. He brings a management style well versed in achieving performance through teamwork, while focused on the manufacturing strategies of manufacturing excellence and lean operations. Tom works well with all levels of an organization, and enjoys focusing on problem solving while simultaneously developing employees.
Key strengths include:
Performance Management & KPI Achievement
Strategic Manufacturing Planning
Manufacturing and Operational Excellence
Lean Production Systems
Cultural Awareness & Change Management
Employee & Organizational Development
Twenty seven years manufacturing experience, including twenty five years of cross-functional management experience in plant management, lean manufacturing, operations, manufacturing engineering, maintenance, quality assurance, production control, supply chain, program management, manufacturing and strategic planning.
Vice President Quality, Lean Manufacturing, Purchasing @ Global responsibility for Quality, Lean Manufacturing, and Purchasing.
Hoeganaes Corporation is the world leader in the development and production of atomized metal powders. We span the globe with facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia From September 2015 to Present (4 months) Plant Manager @ Motorparts - Commercial vehicle friction production. From July 2015 to September 2015 (3 months) Vice President, Manufacturing Planning @ Corporate manufacturing planning and projects management for this $1.2 billion N.A. automotive manufacturing company of 4,200 associates. Includes four U.S. plants (3,184 associates) and one Mexican start-up plant (60 associates). Producer of brake calipers, friction pads, drum brakes, brake corner-modules, rotors, and hubs. Customers include GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda and Audi. From April 2012 to February 2015 (2 years 11 months) Plant Manager (General Manager) @ From January 2010 to April 2012 (2 years 4 months) Plant Manager (Vice President) @ P&L responsible site leader for this $500 million plant of 670 associates. Direct line reports include Manufacturing Operations and Engineering, Maintenance, Cost Controlling, Lean Manufacturing, Production Control & Logistics, Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Program Management, Indirect Purchasing, IT and Safety & Environmental. Products include brake calipers, rotors, hubs, and brake corner-module assemblies. Manufacturing processes include heat treatment, machining, assembly and test. From August 2006 to January 2010 (3 years 6 months) Director of Quality Management and Methods @ System, process, and supplier quality assurance responsibilities for this $800 million, 2,500 associate manufacturing site for diesel, gasoline, and braking system components. Quality department of 120 associates including quality engineers, metallurgists, chemical engineers, laboratory technicians, auditors and technical problem solvers. Customers include GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Iveco, and Cummins. Manufacturing processes include precision machining, assembly and test. From September 2001 to August 2006 (5 years) Plant Manager (Director) @ Operations responsible site leader for this $250 million plant of 300 associates. Direct line reports include Manufacturing Operations and Engineering, Maintenance, Lean Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance. Producer of electric motors for automotive heating and cooling systems. Manufacturing processes include machining, assembly and test, and coil-winding. Customers include Ford and Chrysler. From August 1996 to September 2001 (5 years 2 months) Manager of Manufacturing Operations and Engineering @ Manufacturing department leader for this $450 million plant of 1,000 associates. Responsible for 300 associates that manufacture automotive wheel-speed sensors, electric relays, and electric motors; including processes of coil winding, plastic injection insert and over-molding, machining and general and high-speed assembly & test. Site also produced oxygen sensors and ECUs. From August 1994 to August 1996 (2 years 1 month) Manufacturing Engineering Team Leader @ Supervised 4 manufacturing engineers. Responsibilities include planning new production lines and improving performance of existing production lines. From August 1993 to August 1994 (1 year 1 month) Senior Manufacturing Engineer @ From August 1992 to August 1993 (1 year 1 month) Manufacturing Engineer @ From March 1990 to August 1992 (2 years 6 months) Manufacturing - Quality Engineer @ Responsible for gasoline injector setting and test cells. Improved first-time quality through application of statistical engineering and DOE methodologies (Shainin). Improved injector design through experimental analysis of non-linear flow data. From September 1988 to March 1990 (1 year 7 months) Research Assistant @ Research Assistant - Internal Combustion Engine Laboratory (while pursuing Master of
Science degree) in Mechanical Engineering - thermo-fluid sciences From August 1986 to September 1988 (2 years 2 months)
Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechanical Engineering @ Clemson University From 1982 to 1986 Thomas Lewandowski is skilled in: Vehicles, Lean Manufacturing, Automotive Aftermarket, Continuous Improvement, APQP, Kaizen, PPAP, FMEA, Automobile, 5S, TS16949, Manufacturing, Value Stream Mapping, Product Development, Automotive Engineering
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