Donald Hutchison

Dean, Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies

Oakland Community College

Auburn Hills, MI
Phone: 

Email:   dshutchi@oaklandcc.edu 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

DEAN, ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES

Oakland Community College (2017-current)

Auburn Hills, MI


  •  Responsible for all aspects of EMIT department, including budget, staffing, strategy


  •  Principal Investigator for NSF grant project: Collaborative Robotics in Advanced   Manufacturing Systems


  •  Responsible for institution-wide federal Perkins grant activities, budget, reporting


ASSOCIATE DEAN, ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Macomb Community College (2012-2017)

Warren, MI


  • Responsible for overseeing various technology related programs, including Product   Development, Automated Systems Technology –Mechatronics, Electronic Engineering   Technology, Pre-Engineering, Media and Communication Arts.


  • Managed full-time and adjunct faculty and clerical personnel with budget of $3.4 million.


  • Coordinate the scheduling of 175 + sections each (Fall/Winter) semester.


  • Actively support state and national grant activity ranging from $50K to $24 million.


  • Facilitated cross-function collaboration between credit and non-credit programs.


  • Coordinated the implementation of Guided Pathways model in Engineering Technology   programs.


  • Led adoption of MAT2 program for Technical Product Design and Mechatronics.


  • Facilitated decision-making process for purchasing grant-funded equipment and   incorporating equipment into curriculum.


MANAGER, MACHINIST TRAINING INSTITUTE

Focus: HOPE (2009-2012)

Detroit, MI


  • Responsible for management of non-profit organization’s longest running workforce   development program catering to non-traditional, disadvantaged student base


  • Managed staff of 11 employees with budget of $1.4 million.


  • Managed all aspects of program related to curriculum, retention and strategy


  • Instituted process-oriented, project-based approach to improving program retention.


  • Improved ITM program retention from 47% to 85% in 10 month span


GENERAL MANAGER

BDI (2006 - 2009)

Cleveland, OH


  • Tasked with development and start up of new business entity, Complete Industrial   Sourcing, LLC (2007 – current); reporting directly to C.E.O.


  • Developed human resources services firm that catered to small to medium sized   manufacturing/industrial companies.


  • Responsible for all staffing functions: recruiting, hiring, terminating, health coverage,   Simple IRA plan, payroll.     


STAFF MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

General Motors Corporation (1997-2006)

Warren, MI


  • Responsible for creating and communicating manufacturing process and obtaining buy-in for major evolution of vehicle models.  Facilitated meetings and design reviews with various departments within the engineering arena (i.e. design, execution, management staff and assembly plant personnel).


  • Created and led global team of engineering personnel with the responsibility of facilitating the development, build and integration of a manufacturing work cell in coordination with GM Europe to prepare for major work sharing initiative. 


  • Responsible for project timing, budget and manpower requirements.


  • Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with various global counterparts from General Motors Europe.


SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER

Adam Opel AG (2000- 2002)

Ruesselsheim, Germany


  • Successfully completed 2-year International Service Personnel (ISP) assignment to lead   GME transition to globally-adopted manufacturing software. 


  • Primary contact for GM counterparts at Adam Opel AG and Saab Automobile AB during   global implementation of simulation software.


  • Member, GM Computer Aided Process Engineering Oversight committee.  Served as   liaison between GM North America and Adam Opel AG to develop and implement   common engineering processes.


  • Gained proficiency in German language


EDUCATION


KETTERING UNIVERSITY

Flint, Michigan


  • Master of Science in Manufacturing Operations


  • Certificate in Lean and Agile Manufacturing


LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

Southfield, Michigan


  • Bachelor of Science in (Manufacturing) Engineering Technology


  • Cum Laude Honors


 

FOCUS: HOPE, MACHINIST TRAINING INSTITUTE

Detroit, MI


  • Certificate of completion earned. 1200 hours of instruction in machinist trade, including:   manual mills and lathes, CNC machining centers, blueprint reading, shop mathematics,   shop theory, communications


COMMITTEES AND MEMBERSHIP

 

  • American Society of Body Engineers (ASBE) Foundation - Board member
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers – Member
  • Michigan Occupational Deans Administrative Council - Member
  • FIRST Robotics of Michigan – State Steering Committee Member
  • Annual Technology in Industry Report – Steering Committee


 Return to NCATC Board Page 

image95