BBK Welcomes Douglas D. Olander to Its Performance Improvement Team
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BBK today announced that Douglas D. Olander has joined the firm as a managing director of the company's growing, wholly-owned subsidiary, Performance Improvement (PI), LLC. In his new role, Olander will develop and implement a range of client-focused, operational projects and oversee the project teams involved.
Olander brings more than 25 years of experience in large-scale manufacturing and multi-site management. He oversaw operations including: stamping, metal fabrication, plastic molding, machining and assembly.
In addition, he brings expertise in a range of disciplines that include: lean manufacturing, production system implementation, quality system design and implementation, material flow optimization and supply chain management.
"Doug's experience and skill set add great depth to our Performance Improvement team and he brings considerable talent to the BBK organization as a whole," said Bill Diehl, CEO, BBK. "Performance Improvement LLC has experienced quarter-over-quarter growth since we launched it in 2010 and Doug's experience will help us continue that trend."
Olander previously served in executive positions at Alma Products and Everett Charles Technologies/Circuitest, Inc. He also held leadership positions with Lear Corp., Benteler Industries and General Motors Corporation.
Olander holds both a doctorate, and a master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University; and a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.
BBK is an industry-leading business advisory and performance improvement firm that partners with clients to drive performance, spur growth and increase profitability. BBK's business solutions solve complex financial challenges and improve operations through a strategic approach that is client-centered, process-driven, fully-integrated and focused on results. BBK's seasoned, executive teams bring years of knowledge and experience implementing industry best practices that have built BBK's reputation for a sense of urgency, excellence and outstanding results. Manufacturing clients consistently realize five to ten times ROI on the cost of BBK services.
BBK and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Performance Improvement LLC, are headquartered in Southfield, Mich., and serve clients globally through offices in Los Angeles, Calif.; New York City, N.Y.; Nashville, Tenn.; Frankfurt, Germany; Landensberg, Germany and Shanghai, China. For more information on BBK or Performance Improvement LLC, please visit www.e-bbk.com.
Ronald Peterson, P2R Associates
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