Michael Dick is Senior Vice President of Operations and Purchasing for Allison Transmission. He assumed this role in January 2016, with worldwide responsibility for manufacturing, global supply chain, manufacturing engineering and facilities. Prior to that he was Vice President of Purchasing, Supplier Quality and Manufacturing Engineering since August 2012.
Mr. Dick joined Allison Transmission in July 2006 and previously served in two other key executive positions. As Executive Director of Operations and Plant Manager for the 1000/2000 Series manufacturing facility in Indianapolis, a position Mr. Dick held from July 2006 through December 2007, his team significantly improved in the manufacturing cost per unit, hours per unit, customer pulls and customer complaint parts per million (PPM). As Executive Director of Manufacturing Engineering, a position he held from January 2008 through July 2012, Mr. Dick and the manufacturing engineering team were responsible for the successful launch of the assembly plant in Chennai, India and the relocation of the 3000/4000 Series assembly operations to Szentgotthárd, Hungary.
Prior to joining Allison, Mr. Dick worked for the New Venture Gear Corp. (a joint venture between General Motors and Chrysler) where he served as the Vice President and Division Manager. In this role, he and his team took a business that had been losing money for a decade and made it profitable. Mr. Dick holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from Purdue University.