Dan Spiegel has more than 25 years of manufacturing experience including Tier 1 automotive, construction equipment, office furniture, aluminum ships, and lithium ion batteries. He received his Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering degree from The University of Michigan, graduating cum laude, and his Master of Business Administration with majors in Finance and Marketing from The Kelly School of Business. Dan has served as a manufacturing engineer, financial analyst, and many manufacturing leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer of a $188 million ship builder.
Dan has lead the Lean journey with several companies and has a thorough hands-on working knowledge of the Toyota Production System. He has participated in over 60 kaizen events with dramatic improvements such as 85% reduction in tool change over time (SMED event) and 16% year-over-year productivity improvement for the entire company.
With Dan’s strong finance experience coupled with Operations Leadership experience including COO (full P&L), global supply chain and sourcing, engineering, new product development, extensive lean manufacturing, accounting, sales and marketing, he supports DWH with consulting and interim management roles.