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Ken Suda - Senior Consultant

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P&L / Lean Operations / Quality/ Supplier Development / M&A Integration


  • International Automotive & Aerospace Business Operations

  • Toyota Production System/Policy Deployment/SFM

  • Cross-cultural Executive Coaching and Development

  • Supply Chain Assurance and Optimization

  • Product Launch Management & Change Management

  • Operational Excellence, KPI-Setup and Tracking

  • Injection molding (bumpers/door panels)

  • Business Performance Measurement & Improvement


  • Led international business acquisition & turnaround as chief executive (expatriate)

  • Led multinational aerospace OEM transition to lean & profitability

  • Led Mercedes brownfield & greenfield plant projects

  • Led 1 yr. late automotive Tier 1 project to on-time delivery via schedule compression and critical pathing of 1) facility construction and 2) OEM IM and paint shop equipment installation (in parallel)


  • 1987-1999 Chrysler Corp, Bodyshop Supervisor to Plant Operations Manager:

  • 2000-2009 Mercedes-Benz Alabama. Functional department leader (QA, Supplier Quality Eng.), hired & trained 1,000 team members

  • 2009-2013 Continental Aerospace, AL, Operations Leader, SFM, Lean Production, increased EBITDA by 36% over 18 months

  • 2013-2015 Technify Motors, Germany, MD & President, +31% EBIT and +15% Growth, led the company out of insolvency, cultural integration (German, Chinese, American)

  • 2016-2017 SMP Peguform, AL at the request of MBUSI led the recovery of SMP plant, plastic door panels, and bumpers

  • 2018-2019 Aerotek – hired by Daimler – executive development and throughput improvements PBP launch of Daimler Vans in Charleston SC

  • 2020- Senior Expert at ConMoto Consulting Group


198o BS University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1993 MS Central Michigan University

2007 International Business Certificate London School of Business at IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland)


Board of Directors (Continental Motors Inc.)

Board of Supervisors (Technify Motors GmbH)

German (conversational, lived 3 yrs. in Germany)

English (native)

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