A dynamic and energetic leader with a broad global experience in manufacturing and quality operations including international experience. Sixteen (16) years of corporate experience in multiple levels of business/operations and five (5) years of leadership in the military. Strengths include a personal leadership style of treating people with respect and dignity, leading by example, an analytical mind
A dynamic and energetic leader with a broad global experience in manufacturing and quality operations including international experience. Sixteen (16) years of corporate experience in multiple levels of business/operations and five (5) years of leadership in the military. Strengths include a personal leadership style of treating people with respect and dignity, leading by example, an analytical mind and an understanding what it takes to change the culture & paradigms within a company. I am a strategic thinker and planner but a hands on person with attention to detail.
Specialties:Lean and continuous improvement activities, Six Sigma certified, ISO/TS Lead Auditor, Manufacturing and Operations Executive, Global experience including overseas assignment. Active board of director for several private equity companies.
Chief Operating Officer @ From August 2015 to Present (3 months) VP Continuous Improvement @ Veritas Steel is the North American leader in the complex structural steel bridge fabrication industry with a broad range of experience in the manufacture of highly complex steel structures. Veritas is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois and operates three fabrication plants in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Wausau, Wisconsin, and Palatka, Florida
Veritas Steel is an operating company of Atlas Holdings. Atlas Holdings is an industrial holding company headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut employing more than 10,000 people globally at more than one-hundred facilities worldwide. Atlas operates in a number of industrial sectors, including building materials, capital equipment, energy, industrial services, packaging, pulp, paper, and tissue, steel, and logistics, supply chain management and distribution. Atlas' portfolio companies combined generate in excess of $3 billion dollars in revenues annually. From October 2014 to August 2015 (11 months) Greater Chicago AreaVP - North America Operations - Aerospace, Defense & Energy @ Responsible for full profit and loss for 28 heat treat sites across North America servicing special processes for Aerospace, Defense & Energy market segments. Proven success in both up cycles and down leveraging sales and operational excellence to drive profitability. From April 2010 to August 2014 (4 years 5 months) Sr. VP of Operations @ Responsible for operations (4 sites) and supply chain for Holley Performance Products including a product portfolio of 15,000 discrete items. Specific products include: performance carburetors, fuel-air induction systems, fuel injection systems, intake manifolds, super-chargers, exhaust headers, mufflers, exhaust pipes, and more. Private investment owned. Co-CEO for 9 months during bankrupcy. From October 2008 to April 2010 (1 year 7 months) VP - Engines Product Center @ Responsible for global operations in support of aviation engine manufacturing with sales total $2.5 billion annually. 3400 personnel in 11 manufacturing sites. Objectives included maintenance of quality and performance in a highly growing business (12% in 2007) while dramatically reducing costs of components and engine assembly. Focus was implementation of lean techniques (Honeywell Operating System (HOS)) and growth of emerging regions footprint. From May 2007 to October 2008 (1 year 6 months) President and General Manager @ Private equity business focused on power management systems for RV's, ambulances, firetrucks and the like. Electronic design and manufacture of systems. From January 2007 to May 2007 (5 months) Federal Mogul - various positions of increasing responsibility @ Engineering Manager
Plant Manager Logansport, IN
Plant Manager, Smithville, TN
VP Operations - Europe (Based in Germany)
General Manager - Wipers and ignition
VP Operations Global From 1998 to 2006 (8 years) Manufacturing Manager @ Responsible for manufacturing engineering and production operations to produce direct injection products within the Siemens Automotive facility. Program manager for move of manufacturing from Michigan to Virginia. From 1995 to 1998 (3 years) Manufacturing Engineer @ 2nd shift Supervior
Electrical and Fuel Handling Division in Bedford, IN From 1992 to 1995 (3 years) Captain @ Platoon Leader, S-2, S-1, Executive Officer
Officer and helicopter pilot - TH55, UH-1, OH58A, B, D From 1987 to 1992 (5 years)
MS, Manufacturing Management @ Kettering University From 1992 to 1995 BS @ United States Military Academy at West Point From 1983 to 1987 Mike Sobieski is skilled in: Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, Continuous Improvement, Automotive, Kaizen, Manufacturing..., Process Improvement, Manufacturing Operations, Operational Excellence, Toyota Production System, TQM, Supply Chain Management, Design of Experiments, FMEA, DMAIC, APQP, Engineering, ISO, MRP, Leadership, SPC, Quality Management, Cross-functional Team..., Quality System, Operations Management, PPAP, Supply Management, Industrial Engineering, Green Belt, Supply Chain, Materials Management, Project Management, TS16949, Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing, ISO 14001, Supplier Quality, Logistics, Engineering Management, Black Belt, Materials, Iso 9000, TPM, Procurement, Product Development, Injection Molding, Machining, AS9100
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