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Engineer Manager

United States
April 24, 2014

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Glen Woodby

***** ***** **** ***** **** Phone: 248-***-****

Gaines, Michigan 48436 email:

Automotive Management - technical PROFESSIONAL

Experienced automotive professional with a background in automotive design,

launches, and best practices in bringing product to market through plant

environments with strong interface skills and a proven track record in

technical problem solving, implementation of engineering changes, warranty

failure analysis, systems and program management. Demonstrated ability to

provide innovative, effective, efficient and sustainable solutions for

Product and Process Optimization resulting in substantial cost savings and

improved World Class Quality.


Launch Management Lean Concepts & Tools Shainin Red X Methodologies

Root Cause Analysis Intellectual Property Test Lab Management

Plant Management Management Project Management

Facilities Management Engineering Management Warranty Management

Global Standardization


Global Tier 1 Automotive Manufacturer, Inalfa Roof Systems, Auburn Hills,


Project Engineering Manager (Technical Center)

5/2013 - Present

Manage activities of up to twelve direct employees that provide warranty,

testing and global standardization support for Inalfa North America. Manage

warranty data analysis and returned parts root cause analysis and ensure

timely feedback to operations teams with potential solutions to identified

problems. Manage test lab activities for new product development and

production support. Manage intellectual properties process for Inalfa North


Customer Focus Team Manager (Grand Blanc Asm)

3/2012 - 5/2013

Plant and facility management, including P&L responsibility for Grand Blanc

Assembly, managed activities of up to fourteen professional employees in

the Customer Focus Team including Production Supervisors, Manufacturing

Engineers, Product Engineers, Quality Engineers, and Plant Liaisons and up

to 110 hourly union production associates and met daily production targets

with high quality standards. Developed and managed plant level strategy and

objectives in support of corporate goals in the plant environment.

Production Engineering Manager (Grand Blanc, Auburn Hills, Warren Asm

Plants) 7/2003 - 3/2012

Managed activities of up to twenty direct employees that provided product

and process engineering support and maintenance for sixteen assembly lines

at Inalfa's three North America assembly plants and directed department

activities to design new products/processes, modified existing designs,

improved current production techniques, capacity planning, and launched new

production equipment to improve cost and quality.

Senior Product Development Engineer

1/2003 - 7/2003

Product Development Engineer II

4/2000 - 1/2003

Developed improved or new designs for automotive sunroof modules and roof

systems and directed the building, modification, and testing of products to

ensure that the product design met all customer and Inalfa Roof Systems


Aerotek, Inc, Flint, MI

Project Engineer I

11/1998 - 4/2000

Design Leader

3/1993 - 11/1998

Responsible for providing technical direction and design leadership for

door trim and pillar trim designs.

Fibercraft/Descon, Rochester Hill, MI

Senior CAD Designer 4/1991 - 3/1993

Responsible for setting up interior door trim packaging studies for advance

programs, created 2D and 3D drawings and models, and participated in design

review meetings related to tooling issues.


M.S. in Administration, Leadership Concentration - May 2008

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - May 2000

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Associate Degree in Drafting and Design Technology - May 1988

Mott Community College, Flint, MI


Finance for Non-Financial Managers - Oakland Community College

Senn-Delaney Leadership Training - Senn-Delaney Leadership Consulting

Group, LLC

Rolling Top 5 Strategies for Managers - Shainin, LLC

Fundamentals of Leadership - Infinite Learning Center

Basics of Lean Thinking - Infinite Learning Center

Geometric Tolerancing and Dimensioning - Daimler Chrysler Quality Institute

DVP&R Effective Test Planning - Daimler Chrysler Quality Institute

Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis - Daimler Chrysler

Systems Knowledge




Control Plans


TS 16949

ISO 14001

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