Dayco names Tom Hart senior VP

Oct. 28, 2014
Dayco Products LLC announced the hiring of Thomas Hart as a Senior Vice President of the Dayco Production System. Hart will lead Dayco’s enhancement of lean processes.

Dayco Products LLC announced the hiring of Thomas Hart as a Senior Vice President of the Dayco Production System. Hart will lead Dayco’s enhancement of lean processes in order to accelerate its continued excellence in manufacturing.

“We are pleased to have Tom Hart join our senior leadership team as he brings over 30 years of experience in leadership positions at several diverse and complex organizations,” said John Bohenick, Chief Executive Officer, Dayco. “His leadership experience includes a strong track record of transformational initiatives, innovations in processes and mentoring organizations on lean manufacturing principles.”

Hart most recently launched lean programs at Ford, Gates and SKF. The Dayco Production System will drive the underlying foundation of the business model for Dayco, including all core processes, such as manufacturing, supply chain, RD&E, sales and all support functions. Hart will utilize his vast experiences to drive continuous improvement throughout Dayco.

Dayco is currently building new facilities, ramping up production in recently opened facilities and launching multiple programs simultaneously in most of its facilities. Over the past year, Dayco has also completed, and integrated into its business, acquisitions of assets from Metavation LLC in the United States and Mexico and of Precision Parts in Australia and North America that have strengthened the company’s global footprint and product offering. Hart’s vast experience in lean processes, program launches, manufacturing knowledge and experience will help Dayco develop “best-in-class” lean manufacturing capabilities throughout its global organization.

“Our team is excited to embark on the journey to lean with focus on continuous improvement,” said Mike Kamsickas, President of Global Operations, Purchasing and Quality, Dayco. “Tom brings a career of lean knowledge, many success stories and an infectious level of energy focused on lean manufacturing.”

“At Dayco, we pride ourselves as The Original Power in Motion, a powerful team aligned in motion to move our customers forward to be more successful,” said Bohenick. “We believe our journey now to lean processes will increase the power we have to reduce costs, eliminate waste and improve quality.”

Hart will be based at the Dayco office in Concord, Ontario, and will have global responsibilities for the Dayco Production System.

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