DON HUTCHISON
Dean, Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Auburn Hills, MI

Don HutchisonPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

DEAN, ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES

Oakland Community College (2017-current)

Auburn Hills, MI

·         Responsible for all aspects of EMIT department, including budget, staffing, strategy

·         Principal Investigator for NSF grant project: Collaborative Robotics in Advanced   Manufacturing Systems

·         Responsible for institution-wide federal Perkins grant activities, budget, reporting

 

ASSOCIATE DEAN, ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Macomb Community College (2012-2017)

Warren, MI

·          Responsible for overseeing various technology related programs, including Product   Development, Automated Systems Technology –Mechatronics, Electronic Engineering   Technology, Pre-Engineering, Media and Communication Arts.

·         Managed full-time and adjunct faculty and clerical personnel with budget of $3.4 million.

·         Coordinate the scheduling of 175 + sections each (Fall/Winter) semester.

·         Actively support state and national grant activity ranging from $50K to $24 million.

·         Facilitated cross-function collaboration between credit and non-credit programs.

·         Coordinated the implementation of Guided Pathways model in Engineering Technology   programs.

·         Led adoption of MAT2 program for Technical Product Design and Mechatronics.

·         Facilitated decision-making process for purchasing grant-funded equipment and   incorporating equipment into curriculum.

 

MANAGER, MACHINIST TRAINING INSTITUTE

Focus: HOPE (2009-2012)

Detroit, MI

·         Responsible for management of non-profit organization’s longest running workforce   development program catering to non-traditional, disadvantaged student base

·         Managed staff of 11 employees with budget of $1.4 million.

·         Managed all aspects of program related to curriculum, retention and strategy

·         Instituted process-oriented, project-based approach to improving program retention.

o   Improved ITM program retention from 47% to 85% in 10 month span

 

GENERAL MANAGER

BDI (2006 - 2009)

Cleveland, OH

·         Tasked with development and start up of new business entity, Complete Industrial   Sourcing, LLC (2007 – current); reporting directly to C.E.O.

·         Developed human resources services firm that catered to small to medium sized   manufacturing/industrial companies.

·         Responsible for all staffing functions: recruiting, hiring, terminating, health coverage,   Simple IRA plan, payroll.     

 STAFF MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

General Motors Corporation (1997-2006)

Warren, MI

·         Responsible for creating and communicating manufacturing process and obtaining buy-in for major evolution of vehicle models.  Facilitated meetings and design reviews with various departments within the engineering arena (i.e. design, execution, management staff and assembly plant personnel).

·         Created and led global team of engineering personnel with the responsibility of facilitating the development, build and integration of a manufacturing work cell in coordination with GM Europe to prepare for major work sharing initiative. 

·         Responsible for project timing, budget and manpower requirements.

·         Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with various global counterparts from General Motors Europe.

 

SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER

Adam Opel AG (2000- 2002)

Ruesselsheim, Germany

·         Successfully completed 2-year International Service Personnel (ISP) assignment to lead   GME transition to globally-adopted manufacturing software. 

·         Primary contact for GM counterparts at Adam Opel AG and Saab Automobile AB during   global implementation of simulation software.

·         Member, GM Computer Aided Process Engineering Oversight committee.  Served as   liaison between GM North America and Adam Opel AG to develop and implement   common engineering processes.

·         Gained proficiency in German language

 

EDUCATION

 

KETTERING UNIVERSITY

Flint, Michigan

·         Master of Science in Manufacturing Operations

·         Certificate in Lean and Agile Manufacturing

 

LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

Southfield, Michigan

·         Bachelor of Science in (Manufacturing) Engineering Technology

·         Cum Laude Honors

 

FOCUS: HOPE, MACHINIST TRAINING INSTITUTE

Detroit, MI

·         Certificate of completion earned. 1200 hours of instruction in machinist trade, including:   manual mills and lathes, CNC machining centers, blueprint reading, shop mathematics,   shop theory, communications

 

COMMITTEES AND MEMBERSHIP

 

American Society of Body Engineers (ASBE) Foundation - Board member

Society of Manufacturing Engineers – Member

Michigan Occupational Deans Administrative Council - Member

FIRST Robotics of Michigan – State Steering Committee Member

Annual Technology in Industry Report – Steering Committee

 

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