Dresser, Wis. – June 1, 2018 – Tenere Inc. (Tenere), a full-service provider of integrated metal and plastic components and assemblies for Fortune 500 companies, has named Michael Oberlander its new Vice President of Global Operations. Oberlander joins Tenere with over 25 years of operations and supply chain leadership experience that will be critical in helping Tenere meet its global strategic goals.
“I look forward to Mike joining Tenere,” said Brian Steel, CEO. “He is a natural fit for a global company like us, and has a proven track record of helping companies capitalize on numerous growth opportunities and accelerate the long-term strategic goals of the company. In addition to leading Global Operations for Tenere, Mike will own several strategic initiatives focused on further optimizing Tenere’s ability to integrate prototyping, NPI, and production value streams across our three geographic locations to better service our customers.”
Prior to joining Tenere, Oberlander was the Director of Faucet Operations for Kohler Company where he led and directed multi-site manufacturing operations for Global Faucet products in the Americas. During his time with Kohler, Oberlander implemented key value streams resulting in delivery and assembly productivity improvements and drove supply chain improvements that resulted in improved forecast accuracy and visibility. Previously, he held leadership positions with WMS Gaming, Waterman Industries, and Calumet Coach Company. Oberlander received a Master of Manufacturing Engineering from Northwestern University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science in Numerical Control Programming from Northern Illinois University.
“I am very excited to become a member of the Tenere team,” said Oberlander. “I’ve heard about Tenere’s investments and recent track record of improvement in its manufacturing facilities and I am looking forward to working with the team to build on that ongoing effort. Our focus on creating a culture of Operational Excellence will be critical to achieving rapid introduction and improved execution of customer products, and ensuring customer expectations are exceeded every time.”
About Tenere Inc.
Tenere is a leading North American contract manufacturer of custom mechanical solutions for companies that connect our world through technology in the Cloud Infrastructure, Network Architecture, Fiber Optics, Self-Serve Kiosk, Autonomous Transportation, and Alternative Energy markets by leveraging our expertise in prototyping, design for manufacturability, tooling, production, assembly, and supply chain.
About Tiffany Gruman
Tiffany is the Communications Manager for Tenere Inc. and has been with the company for 4 years. Outside of work, Tiffany enjoys performing in local community theatre musicals.