Star Cutter Company has promoted Mike Billiel from corporate operations manager to vice president of operations. In this position, Billiel is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating efficient and cost-effective operational activities across the company’s five manufacturing locations, helping Star Cutter meet its current and future needs.
Billiel originally joined the company in 2013 as the cutting tool operations manager and in 2019 moved to the role of corporate operations manager. “Mike has been instrumental in building uniformity into our improvement strategies, from performance targets and KPI development to budget and capital planning,” said Jeff Lawton, Star Cutter president. “We’re confident he’ll bring even more value to this organization in this role and as a member of our board of directors.”
When he joined Star Cutter, Billiel already had significant experience in quality, manufacturing, and operations management gained by working for automotive Tier 1 suppliers and other manufacturing companies. He is skilled in Lean and Six Sigma tools including DMAIC, Value Stream Mapping, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, and more. He has an Associate of Science degree in electrical engineering technologies from the Community College of the Air Force and served six years of active duty in the United States Air Force.