INDUSTRY EXPERT IN AUTOMOTIVE/SUPPLIER INDUSTRY
With 30 years of industry experience, Michael Held brings significant global operations and executive leadership capabilities in the automotive/supplier industry. He has held many executive roles involving quality operating systems, product launches, global supply chain risk management, product innovation, strategic growth, manufacturing footprint optimization and advanced product quality planning. He has also held roles involving multi-functional team development and management, and leadership. His experience has taken him around the world. He has been working and developing manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Furthermore, Michael has held numerous management and executive roles with OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, and his own company, Held Motorsports. These roles include functional leadership in quality, operations, supply chain, procurement, supplier development, product innovation, product launch, business development, program management, and global corporate restructuring activities. Finally, Michael’s latest role is Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer with DURA Automotive Systems, which incorporates $1.7B in revenue across 35 plants, 5 test centers and 300+ new product programs with virtually all the global OEM’s and other Tier 1 suppliers.
Finally, Michael is fluent in three languages, and he lived in Europe. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. In addition, he has attended many leadership and executive development programs.