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.
Don Schlueter has been a business coach and mentor of mine for many years. Don has help guide our company, 3-Points, LLC, through the full-spectrum of business issues, included contract negotiations, employment challenges, capital and cash flow constraints, and strategic planning and budgeting. Through all of it, Don’s steady and deliberate style has helped us create a very stable business model, a wonderful client base, an engaged workforce, and an enjoyable atmosphere. I would (and do) recommend Don as a business coach / mentor to every small business owner in the Greater Chicago-land Area.