Dana Appoints Mark Wallace President of Operational Excellence - aftermarketNews

Dana Appoints Mark Wallace President of Operational Excellence

Wallace comes to Dana after nearly 20 years in the automotive industry.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Mark Wallace has joined Dana as president of operational excellence. In this capacity, he will focus on operational planning, process engineering and manufacturing footprint optimization (MFO).

Wallace comes to Dana after nearly 20 years in the automotive industry. He spent more than a decade in leadership roles at subsidiaries of Webasto A.G., a leading supplier of open roof systems and thermosystems. Most recently, Wallace served as president and CEO of Webasto Products N.A.; other positions included COO, general manager and plant manager. Among his achievements at Webasto were: standardized production systems (based on the Toyota Production System), a stronger product development process, solid business growth and customer recognition for the company’s North American manufacturing plants. Prior to joining Webasto, Wallace worked in various quality and production positions at Magna International and Cooper Automotive.

Wallace earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and master of business administration from the University of Tennessee.

 

 

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