Mike Ryan has 20 years of operations experience with manufacturing companies, from small family-owned organizations to Fortune 100 businesses. He is a “roll up the sleeves leader” with the demonstrated ability to analyze a problem, articulate the necessary challenges, explain the improvement strategy and motivate a team.
Mike’s strength is in leading cross-functional collaboration. He connects the dots across an organization by speaking the language of sales, operations and finance. He is a results-driven manufacturing operations executive focused on strategic planning and execution to achieve profit and performance goals.
Mike was most recently the VP of Operations at Hines Specialty Vehicle Group, a privately held $68M company which manufactures custom, purpose-built, on/off highway heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. In this role, he decreased direct labor costs by 4%, decreased the break-even revenue point by 15%, increased productivity by 34% and by improving production flow, he saved the company $500k annually.
Prior to Hines, Mike worked with Carlisle Brake & Friction, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and General Electric in leadership roles of increasing responsibility.
Mike holds a BS in Ceramic Engineering and a MS in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University.