Don Bittner has more than 30 years of experience in operations and business development, and earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame, majoring in finance and his bachelor’s from Saginaw Valley State University where he majored in business. As a senior executive Don has extensive experience in strategic planning and implementation, organizational development, supply chain activities, and continuous improvement initiatives. He has maintained financial responsibility for domestic operations of a $200 million multi-national company, assisted in the development of joint ventures and strategic alliances, and has also been part of restructuring a privately-held supplier, allowing them to re-enter the automotive sector.
At DWH, Don focuses on assisting our clients with interim management, business restructuring and turnaround, operational improvement, and organizational and leadership development. His hands-on experience in business operations has been pivotal in improving distressed business enterprises or those in transitional growth stages. Don is also skilled in strategy formulation and implementation, sales growth and commercial activities, change management, and organizational development, with an ability to lead and unify individuals from multiple backgrounds toward a common goal.
Don is active in the community, serving on the St. Robert of Newminster Pastoral Council and taking part in support of God’s Kitchen and the Congregational Partnership Program (Salvation Army) in Grand Rapids.