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.
The EOS process™ helped us easily define our company’s strengths and improvement areas. Before EOS, it was fairly difficult to efficiently solve larger, multi-departmental issues. With my leadership team on board, these issues are easily delegated and solved, allowing for “next-generation issues” to arise and be solved, as well as innovations and new technology to be discussed and flow into our company without hesitation. The structure of the meetings and the simple rules that need to be followed were embraced by the entire leadership team and allow for their creativeness and best talents to drive our success.