Corporations today are on-boarding new employees critical to their mission in supporting various industries. The ramp up of these individuals is necessary to quickly contribute to the core expertise of the business. The challenge to corporations is to introduce these individuals into a far more complex world, both external and internal to the enterprise. The purpose of this Academy is to quickly address the gap between knowledge learned in university engineering degree programs and knowledge/skills needed to be productive in the automotive environment including technical, organizational, and personal disciplines. The curriculum consists of a series of on-line, self-directed modules and a five-day instructor-led classroom experience that includes lecture, discussion, case studies, and hands-on exercises.
Note: Attendees are requested to bring with them a business or scientific calculator capable of doing exponential calculations, for the financial section during the class portion.
Classroom ModulesDay One, Joseph Doyle
James Masiak has more than 32 years of experience in product and process development and implementation of business processes for General Motors. Activities include the implementation of an enhanced engineering product cost management process within GM North America, the alignment of cross-functional organizational initiatives, and development of an engineering resource allocation plan for GM Regions. Mr. Masiak was also responsible for the development and implementation of Global Engineering and Business Strategies across General Motors International Operations. His initial assignments at GM included vehicle and component testing & analyses, product development & management and strategic planning and benchmarking. He has recently applied the Innovation Corps Business Model Canvas methodology in assisting college and private sector startups. Mr. Masiak received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his M.B.A. from the Michigan State University Executive Management Program.
Joseph Doyle is the principal of Strategic Insights, Inc., a Michigan-based consulting firm, specializing in executive leadership. Mr. Doyle completed a 30-year career with General Motors Corporation, where he held a variety of positions including: Internal Business Consultant with General Motors University, Senior Research Manager with the Corporate Organization Research and Development Activity, Manager of the Corporate Executive Development Activity and Lead Consultant with the Corporate Strategy and Decision Support Staff. Prior to joining General Motors, he held positions with the U.S. Public Health Service, Ford Motor Company and the Management and Organization Development Department of General Motors Institute (now Kettering University).
While at GM, Mr. Doyle established GM's Executive Development Curriculum; facilitated Executive Global Task Teams in India, Indonesia, Thailand, England and Australia; and served as the Corporate Liaison on Leadership and Strategy to the US Army War College and the National Defense University. As an adjunct professor, he has taught Engineering Administration at the University of Detroit's Graduate School of Engineering, Organization Behavior at The University of Michigan Dearborn's School of Business and Business Strategy at Oakland University's School of Business Administration. Dr. Doyle holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Physical Science from Eastern Michigan University, a Master's Degree in Applied Statistics and Research Methodology from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Michigan.
Angelo Mago is senior consultant and owner of ATM Consulting, Inc., which provides customized training and consulting services to a varied design and manufacturing supplier community in the areas of Project Management, Design to Cost, Quality Assurance, Document Management, Supplier Development and Management, and Customer Management. Since 1993, he has been obtaining experience in product design, quality assurance, and project management working in both the Governmental and Commercial mobility industry. DOD experience includes serving in the US Army TACOM Program Office in the M1 Abrams and Bradley Program Management offices and Plant Manager for the Depot Repair Facility in Mannheim Germany. Commercially Mr. Mago has worked as the Senior Supplier Quality Engineer for GM Truck Group responsible for NAO and off-shore supplier ISO qualification, Product Development, and PPAP qualification and approval. Through ATM Consulting, Mr. Mago has played a lead role in deploying a PM and APQP environment for both large and small companies. He is a recipient of the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award for distinction in professional development/education. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.
John Chrisekos, Jr. is the Founder and CEO of Intellicosting, LLC. He has over 20 years of global automotive experience in advanced manufacturing engineering, supplier development, supplier quality, purchasing program management, competitive assessment and cost engineering. His expertise includes program management, operations management and material cost reduction. Prior to Intellicosting, John was employed by General Motors Corporation and served in several positions within Engineering, Program Management, Strategic Planning, Telematics, Purchasing, and Powertrain. John has an MBA in Finance from Wayne State University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University.
William Krizisnik has over fifteen years of experience as a Program Manager where he has led cross-functional teams, and developed and implemented new product programs, including the Chevrolet Volt. He has detailed knowledge of the global vehicle development process, material cost reduction expertise, and international experience with China, Europe, Mexico and Korea. He has significant expertise in various quality functions and held the position of Quality Director of a vehicle assembly plant. Furthermore, he is well versed in ISO Certification, JD Power implementation, Lean Manufacturing and many other quality tools. Bill has Master’s in Management from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University. He is a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), and DFSS Green Belt Certified.
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