DETROIT–Hilco Performance Solutions, a management consulting firm in supply chain, manufacturing, sales, customer experience, organizational design, and mergers and acquisitions, announced the hiring of Susan L. Stanley to the position of associate director.
Steven Tanzi, president of Hilco Performance Solutions, called Stanley’s skills “the perfect combination of an industry practitioner and advisor to be a hands-on partner to our clients. A well-rounded business leader with extensive experience in operational excellence, plant management, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement, finance, and project management, Susan, together with our existing HPS team, -will provide problem-solving, issue resolution, process improvement, help our clients execute more quickly and develop new skills in their organization, and improve financial results.”
Stanley has nearly 30 years of both industry and consulting experience in supply chian, finance, procurement, program management, lean implementations, operational strategy, and strategic sourcing.
Before joining Hilco, Stanley was assistant plant manager for the tooling tech group at Majestic Industries, where she led activities related to die build production and scheduling, and spearheaded plant-wide continuous improvement activities to increase revenue and improve operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and employee retention. She also headed her own consulting firm specializing in providing innovative solutions in the areas of lean manufacturing, business development, sales, and marketing. Earlier, she was operations excellence manager at Bendix Corp, and held roles at Fiat Group and Chrysler International in the United States and Mexico.
Stanley has two MBAs, one in international finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Ariz., and one in international marketing from the ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in honors in Spanish literature and philology from the University of Michigan. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and conversational in Japanese and French.