Stephen Smiley

Business Transformation Service Line Leader

Stephen has 25 years of experience in business, operations and engineering. He has developed acumen to direct teams to operational and organizational excellence. His background is in high-volume, low-volume and custom manufacturing in assembly, metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, casting, CNC machining/turning, Swiss turning, waterjet, blow mold and injection plastics.

Skill Set

  • Vision Strategic Planning and Deployment
  • Multi-Site Domestic and International Responsibilities
  • Domestic and International Business Development
  • Global Procurement Strategies
  • Business Mentoring
  • Culture Change
  • Lean Transformation
  • Lean Product Development
  • M&A and Joint Ventures


  • Heavy Equipment
  • Consumer Products
  • OEM suppliers
  • Medical and Aerospace Industries
  • Operational and Organization Excellence


  • Lean Manufacturing Champion Training, Emerson Electric
  • Six Sigma, Black Belt Training, Emerson Electric
  • Stephen R. Covey Four Roles of Leadership
  • Leadership Racine
  • Executive Leadership Training, Emerson Electric
  • ExporTech™ WMEP – International Business Plan
  • Gateway CNC Boot Camp Training – 525 Total Hours


  • MBA, Operations Management, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Stephan is an active gardener and landscaper who enjoys growing large pumpkins and giant sunflowers. He also enjoys fishing with his brothers on Lake Michigan, in Canada and in the Gulf. In the cold winter months, you can find Stephan brewing beer and turning wood bowls for fun and gifts for family and friends.