Michael Ryan has 20 years of operations experience with manufacturing companies, from Fortune 100 businesses to small family-owned organizations. He is a “roll up the sleeves leader” with the demonstrated ability to analyze a problem, articulate the challenges, explain the improvement strategy and motivate a team. Michael builds high-performance teams which deliver value through a combination of business process improvement and Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement initiatives.
Michael’s strength is in leading cross-functional collaboration. He connects the dots across an operations executive focused on strategic planning and execution to achieve profit and performance goals.
Prior to founding the M. Ryan Group, Michael was the VP of Operations at Hines Specialty Vehicle Group, a privately held $68M business which manufactures custom, purpose-built, on/off highway heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. In this role, he decreased direct labor costs by 4%, reduced 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, Michael worked with Carlisle Brake & Friction, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and General Electric in leadership roles of increasing responsibility.