The ProAction Group is pleased to announce the continued growth of its team with the promotion of Doug Blanchard to Partner. Since joining the firm in 2003, Doug has had a significant impact on client service, team leadership, process and tool development, and overall growth of the firm. In particular, Doug has led the firm’s Lean, Quality, Sales and Operations Planning, and New Product Development work for our clients across many industries. With his extensive background, commitment to client satisfaction, and overall leadership capabilities, Doug has had a major impact on the firm and its clients. We are honored to welcome him to the Partner team and look forward to his continued influence in the firm while he continues to deliver clients the exceptional service they have come to expect.
Prior to joining ProAction, Doug worked for Lexington Home Brands as COO/Executive Vice President of Operations, where he was responsible for a $450 million division with 15 plant locations. Prior to that, Doug worked for Emerson Electric, where he had P&L responsibility for a $300 million division. Doug also has experience at Darling Store Fixtures, Tenneco Automotive, and Goodyear Tire and Rubber. Doug has a BS in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Akron.
I am pleased to announce that Greg Hayward has joined The ProAction Group. As you would expect from ProAction, Greg brings over 30 years of leadership experience in manufacturing and operations. We very much look forward to integrating Greg’s ITW strategic planning, commercial, engineering and operation experience; M&A skills & experience; and the focus that the 80/20 mindset brings into our client work.
Greg began his career almost 30 years ago and rose to a General Manager role at multiple ITW divisions. During his time there, Greg had full P&L responsibility including strategic planning, financial planning/accounting, sales/marketing, distribution and direct channels, manufacturing, R&D/engineering, new product development and team building/talent development. Since leaving ITW in 2011, Greg has been providing consulting services in a variety of short and long term capacities.
For Greg’s complete bio and the ProAction website, please follow this link.
Please join me in welcoming Greg to the ProAction family!
Doug Blanchard shared real-world examples and tools on benchmarking at NAPEO’s Risk Management Workshop (National Association of Professional Employer Organizations) in February.
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