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FOSTERING THE CENTER’S DEVELOPMENT

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

A CENTER THAT CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING

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John Matly

Director of Manufacturing Engineering
Delphi Delco Electronics Systems

John attended Purdue University and received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1977. He received his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue the following year.

John began his career with Delco Radio Division of General Motors in Kokomo in 1979 as a hardware design engineer. In 1983, he transferred to Delco Systems Operation in Santa Barbara as a customer service engineer. Then in 1984, he returned to Delco Electronics in Kokomo as a manufacturing engineer developing new processes.

John was promoted to engineering supervisor in 1987 and to engineering manager in 1989. It was during this period that John was awarded our four U.S. patents for his innovative work with pressure sensors. In 1995, he was promoted to executive as chief engineer over the power modules product line.

In 1997, Delphi moved into a product business lines and competency structure to leverage its resources and begin to diversify its customer base in preparation for its separation from General Motors. John’s career moved from product design to director of the newly created program management competency, where he established the product development and project management processes that project teams still use today.

In October 1998, John was promoted to his current position as director of manufacturing engineering. In this role, John has unified over 1500 manufacturing engineers in 15 plant sites in 10 countries on 4 continents into a single global organization. Under his leadership, common process building blocks have been developed that are flexible enough to build our products on common equipment and processes. John is now focusing the organization to implement Delphi lean manufacturing systems globally.