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Dawn Armfield

Managing Director
Hilco Performance Solutions
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About Dawn

Dawn Armfield is an accomplished Operations and Engineering Executive with a distinguished career spanning over three decades. Known for expertise in lean manufacturing, operations management, and manufacturing engineering principles, she has consistently led transformative initiatives within businesses ranging from several million to several billion dollars in revenue with the most significant emphasis on mid-market manufacturing organizations. Prior to joining Hilco Performance Solutions, Dawn served as the Chief Executive Officer at ValueFlo Consulting, LLC, based in Grand Blanc, MI, Dawn orchestrated numerous successes, including the development of comprehensive business processes for a $50M specialty architectural feature art production firm, leading to faster production and enhanced operational clarity. She also has played a pivotal role in joint continuous improvement events for pharmaceutical developers and manufacturers, resulting in improved production yield and reduced lead time for a groundbreaking drug. As an interim COO, Dawn led the turnaround of a small manufacturer to profitability during the Covid pandemic, implementing standard business practices across the entire organization.

Prior to her role as CEO, Dawn served as Manager of Manufacturing Engineering & Continuous Improvement at Delta Faucet Company, a division of Masco Corporation in Lapeer, MI. She was instrumental in creating a Continuous Improvement function within an unprofitable $80M operating facility, driving its transformation to profitability within six months. Additionally, she led the implementation of kaizen roadmaps, resulting in significant cost reductions and productivity improvements. She is recognized for her ability to build and develop strong leadership teams to ensure that improvements are sustainable and ongoing.

Dawn brings a wealth of experience from roles such as Continuous Improvement Manager at Lighting Supply Company, Senior Business Transformation Consultant at Masco Corporation. She has facilitated numerous kaizen events, resulting in millions of dollars in cost savings and improved lead-time across various operating companies. With a solid educational background, including an MBA in Finance and Operations Management from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, Dawn combines academic rigor with practical expertise in driving operational excellence.

Overall, Dawn is recognized as a leader in aligning business processes to enhance operational efficiency and profitability. She continues to leverage her extensive experience and expertise to drive meaningful change and transformation within organizations, ensuring sustainable growth and success.

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