Dean Foderaro has over 40 years of management experience in Manufacturing and as a multifunctional leader. His extensive background allows him to quickly analyze manufacturing facilities from production floor layouts, production line efficiencies, engineering print and work instruction analysis, as well as workforce effectiveness. Dean is adept at applying Lean-Six Sigma techniques as well as Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Failure Mode Analysis (PFMEA). Utilizing his expertise, Dean and his team increased enterprise value nearly 10-fold and doubled adjusted EBITDA in a period of less than 5-years. These significant improvements led to the successful sale of his previous company to a private equity backed strategic buyer.
Prior to joining The ProAction Group, Dean worked through the ranks at V&F Transformer Corp. from Line Leader to Supervisor to VP Operations Manager to CEO and he has experienced all facets of a manufacturing facility. While at V&F Transformer, Dean was responsible for building and running a facility in Mexico for over 7 years, as well as overseeing and acquiring V&F’s largest contract manufacturer in China. He managed initial start-up, production ramp up, and subsequent expansions to meet growing demand in Celina, TN which included being awarded an Economic Development grant allowing the facility to increase headcount from 35 to 100 within three calendar years. Dean has the ability to oversee new product development and help in reducing price per design by working with NPD teams using lean process tools.
Dean has a BS in Business Administration from University of Phoenix, attended DeVry University in Electronic Studies and is a Six Sigma Champion (Gold Belt Training).