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MICHAEL J. VEIHL
4233 NC Hwy 902
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312
[email protected]
Mobile: 919-428-8830
CAREER SUMMARY
Results driven Executive whose background includes leading highly skilled teams in fast-paced
environments using leading-edge business practices to exceed business goals. Excellent problem solver,
able to combine analytical processes with collaborative interpersonal skills in meeting corporate
challenges. A leader who promotes teamwork, continuous improvement and leverages strategic planning
to meet corporate goal and objectives.
CORE COMPETENCIES
Leadership/Team Building
Metal Fabrication/Finishing
Product Data Management
Rapid Tooling/Prototyping
Millwork/Wood Working
Industrial Engineering
Plastics Processing
Product Development
Product Testing
Sales/Marketing
Lean Manufacturing
Project Management
Strategic Planning
CAD/CAM
ISO 9001/Quality
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ULTRACRAFT INC. Division of Norcraft Companies- (Liberty, North Carolina)
A $40 million manufacturer of Kitchen Cabinets and Accessories
2013-Present
Director of Engineering (Reporting to Sr. Vice President of Operations)
Responsible for project management for various areas including; new product/process development,
Special product requests, plant layout improvements, equipment justification and general cost analysis.
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Developed SharePoint database to track ECR’s, new/special products and general support.
Justified acquisition of CNC work center and process improvement equipment for finishing
department.
JONTI-CRAFT INC. (Wabasso, Minnesota)
A $25 million manufacturer of Early Childhood Furniture and Educational Products
2011-2013
Director of Design Engineering (Reporting to Vice President of Marketing)
Leadership responsibility for new/current products, special product development and support functions.
Responsible for compliance of all product testing and certification activities.
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Designed and Implemented product testing database used to insure compliance with
governmental product safety guidelines.
Developed Microsoft SharePoint project management system which resulted in a reduction in
development lead-time and increased profitability.
Reduced Engineer Change Order back log by over 50% by establishing departmental metrics
and improved project management.
Streamlined product development through implementation of parametric CAD/CAM
software. (Solidworks Professional, Quadraspace 3D Pages, Router CIM)
Improved product quality and safety through implementation of ANSI/BIFMA testing.
PLASPACK USA INC. Division of Volm Companies (Antigo, Wisconsin)
2009-2011
A $20 million manufacturer of Flexible Packaging, Commercial Grade Textiles and Food Packaging
Equipment
Quality Assurance Manager (Reporting to Plant Manager)
Responsible for the Development of ISO Compliant Quality Systems, New Product Development,
Product Testing and Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Strategies.
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Developed Lean Manufacturing and New Product Development methods and strategies.
Implemented Comprehensive Preventative Maintenance System.
Reduced customer complaints by 50% through implementation of SPC, Non-Conforming
Material Process and ISO Compliant Corrective Action Procedures.
Improved quality through introduction of product specifications and employee work
instructions
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RESILIENT TECHNOLOGIES LLC. (Wausau, Wisconsin)
2007-2008
A $12 million start up R&D/Government Defense Contractor
General Manager (Reporting to Board of Directors/Owners)
P/L responsibilities day to day operations including: Manufacturing/Product Engineering, Machine
Shop, Testing Laboratories, Sales/Marketing, Human Resources and Finance
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Developed comprehensive strategic plans, tactical objectives and business metrics that resulted
in corporate growth and profitability.
Diversified business through utilization of excess capacity in engineering and test laboratories.
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ALTO-SHAAM MFG. INC. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
2006-2007
A $20 million manufacturer of commercial food preparation and medical equipment.
Director of Manufacturing Engineering (Reporting to VP of Operations)
Responsible for Lean Manufacturing implementation, new product launches, process development, and
overall product support for domestic and international manufacturing facilities.
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Lead automation efforts on major product lines which greatly reduced labor and increased
quality.
Improved product quality through aggressive resolution of product design and process issues.
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WEATHER SHIELD MFG. INC. (Medford, Wisconsin)
A $700 million manufacturer of high quality custom windows and door systems
2003-2006
Product Development Manager (Reporting to Director of Engineering)
Product development responsibility for aluminum and vinyl clad wood windows and steel/fiberglass
door products manufactured at locations across the U.S accounting for approximately $400 million in
sales.
 Improved product quality through use of formalized design reviews, formalized design
standards and process verification methods.
 Reduced product development lead-times by implementing formalized project management
techniques.
HERMAN MILLER, INC. (Spring Lake, Michigan)
A $2.1 billion international manufacturer of office furniture for business and healthcare.
1987-2003
Engineering Manager (Reporting to VP of Product Development)
Responsible for product development and support of product lines totaling $300M in corporate annual
sales. Led product/manufacturing engineers, central database team and managed R/D machine shop and
testing labs. Accountable for $2M average annual operating and $3M capital budgets. Other positions
held included Industrial Engineer, Staff Engineer, Sr. Project Engineer and Project Manager.
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Consistently exceeded value analysis and value engineering goals and objectives.
Supported implementation of Toyota Production and APQP (Advanced Product
Quality Planning) systems in Union and Non-Union plants.
Assisted in development and implementation New Product Commercialization
System which reduced design errors, shortened time to market and improved product
quality. (Stage Gate Process)
Ardyne Inc. (Grand Haven, Michigan)
Custom Reaction Injection Company serving the Automotive and Furniture Industries.
Industrial Engineer/Operations Supervisor (Reported to Director of Engineering)
1985-1987
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
BS Production Management-Ferris State University
AAS Mechanical Engineering- Ferris State University
Toyota Production Systems and Executive Management Training- University of Michigan
Quality by Design Coursework -Northwestern University
Executive Leadership Coursework -Grand Valley State University
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