Operations Executive, Consumer Goods and Utilities

  • Advised one or more organizations
  • Received an award or special recognition
  • Networked with other professionals
  • Earned one or more college degrees
  • Served on a board of directors for an organization
  • Filed one or more patents
  • Received one or more promotions within an organization
  • Has had direct reports in an organization
  • Donates time to philanthropic causes or organizations


Ryan M. Smith
Improves Operational Performance to Exceed Revenue & Cost Savings Targets
20-plus years of diverse experience in operations management as a results-oriented, decisive leader in the Consumer Goods and Utilities Industries. Have led teams in Manufacturing Operations, Engineering Design, Continuous Improvement and Field Service functions. Uses process improvement strategies, high-performance team building and strategic partnerships to turnaround operations and deliver operational excellence. Expertise in:

* Strategic Planning & Execution
* Business Performance Management
* Operational Excellence
* Critical Thinking
* Data Analytics
* Six Sigma

Process knowledge includes rubber laminate calendering and cutting, rubber & plastic injection molding, and electric power distribution.

Specialties: Operationalizing key company growth or cost saving initiatives. Developing and mentoring future leaders.

Championed and supported many corporate level humanitarian and employee oriented initiatives

Available for consulting engagements as well as full time opportunities, please contact me directly at Ryan.Smith.Poly85@gmail.com


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    Targeting Senior Leadership Roles in Operations, Improves Operational Performance to Exceed Revenue & Cost Savings Targets

    Targeting Senior Leadership roles at companies in need of strategic operational leadership.

Proudest Accomplishment

Recognized by Pres. of Electric Distr, DTE: Inspired Leadership Team to Six Sigma YB Certification

Experience Highlights

  • Targeting VP of Operations Roles
    Improves Operational Performance to Exceed Revenue & Cost Savings Targets
  • Director of Customer Service Insights             DTE Energy
    transformed data into information to enhance strategic decision making
  • Director of Distribution Operations                DTE Energy
    Ensured distribution of safe and reliable Electric power to Southwest Michigan
  • Business Unit Manager                               Goodyear Tire
    Increased operational excellence using process improvement strategies
  • Business Analyst - FirstEnergy &               Goodyear Tire
    led adoption of new capital allocation methodology; increased SKU profitability by 10%
  • Engineering Manager                              Goodyear Tire
    Significantly impacted Lawton Factory to Increase tire production from 60K to 65K tires/day
  • Mechanical Engineer                               Goodyear Tire
    Led productivity and Cost Reduction initiatives in Consumer Goods Industry

Education Highlights

  • University of Michigan - Ross School of Business
    Executive Development Program - 2013
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Master of Science (M.S.), Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Mechanical Engineering


  • Blight Reduction Initiatives - Detroit
    Habitat for Humanity Detroit | Board Member Life Remolded | Volunteer
  • Helping the Community Help Itself - Detroit
    Franklin Wright Settlements | Board Member


  • Learning
    Committed to a lifetime of learning
  • Mentoring
    Sharing my knowledge and experiences
  • Exercise
    Maintaining mental and physical health
  • Meditation
    Enhancing spiritual growth


  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • Operational Excellence
  • BuS. Performance Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Data Analytics
  • Six Sigma


  • University of Michigan - Ross School of Business
    University of Michigan - Ross School of Business
  • The Big House !
    The Big House !
  • Dinner with DTE Colleagues
    Dinner with DTE Colleagues
  • Kickers make it look easy
    Kickers make it look easy
  • DTE Executives conclude a wonderful experience at the U of M - Ross School of Business
    DTE Executives conclude a wonderful experience at the U of M - Ross School of Business


Akron, OH


Greater Detroit Area

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