Dan Hillock, who has spent 50 years in the automotive industry, is executive director of operations at Dakkota Integrated Systems.
Hillock’s background includes 35 years at what is now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, starting as an hourly worker and union leader, and culminating as plant manager at the automaker’s mini-van facility in Canada.
He brings to Dakkota deep experience in successfully managing customer relationships, building teams, negotiating union agreements, lean manufacturing methods, quality process improvement, and product launches. He also is credited with helping the company grow in the past four years by providing effective levels of support for new business opportunities.
The Central Michigan University alumnus holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial administration.