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’ve worked with Don since 2006 as our TAB (The Alternative Board) facilitator. Don’s depth of experience means he’s able to draw from a great body of knowledge as he works with me to address the varied problems small business owners face. More recently, Don has introduced the EOS system to our management team where he drives his expertise and enhanced structure throughout the organization, strengthening accountability and focusing team efforts on issues having the biggest impact. Don and the EOS system are helping Meyer build a more goal oriented company with focus on getting (the right) things done!