Don Schlueter is President and founder of Warwick Group Inc., a management consulting firm based in the Chicago suburb of La Grange, IL. Mr. Schlueter has over 30 years of executive leadership as CEO and President with full P&L responsibility for industrial manufacturing companies ranging from $10 to $200 million in revenue, supplying consumer and durable goods to both domestic and international markets. His broad experience spans small private entrepreneurial companies, two LBOs and major divisions of three Fortune 500 companies – Baker Hughes, Terex and Babcock Industries.
Mr. Schlueter has a strong and diverse hands-on leadership background in successful turnaround and growth of manufacturing companies, both in union and non-union environments. He has successfully employed team building, strategic marketing, market-driven product development, financial budgeting and controls and a broad spectrum of manufacturing efficiency improvements. He has extensive international experience in negotiating joint ventures, technology transfers, manufacturing licensing and other global business partnerships. He has managed, manufactured and sold profitably in North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Pacific Rim, including living and managing in Scotland.
On behalf of three of our portfolio companies, I want to express my deep and sincere gratitude for all you have done to lead the implementation process of EOS. As we are well aware, EOS has not only offered us an improvement to our current operating models, it has changed to foundations at their core. It has allowed us to move each business forward at a rate that we almost couldn’t have imagined. I recognize that the structure and process of EOS in itself would be transformative for the businesses. However, I also appreciate that just having the map…without the guide…would be only be half the story. We have greatly appreciated your guidance and leadership. EOS, combined with your skills, has permanently and positively altered our future. For that…on behalf of myself, our shareholders…and most importantly our employees, we all say thank you.