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.
We have a 12 year old company that has experienced solid growth in reaching $15.5 million in sales this year. The growth in our business has resulted in many positives, but the most difficult aspect of the growth has been keeping our team aligned with our direction. Although some of us knew the direction, our vision was not fully explained to everyone in the organization.
Along came EOSand Traction. The EOS Process™ has allowed us to fully articulate our vision, values, and processes to everyone in the company. EOS has also forced us to identify some of the biggest issues that have lingered for years, and solve them forever. This process is very simple and straightforward
and has helped us make major progress in a very short period of time. EOS is a total system for running all aspects of your business. It is one of the best tools I have found to get your whole team behind your vision and inspired to take focused action.
Don Schlueter has been masterful in helping us implement the tools of EOS within a short time. I would highly recommend Traction™, EOS, and Don to implement the process in your organization. After a bachelor’s degree in business, MBA, and countless business books, EOS may be the most practical system I have found to move our business forward.