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New Senior Quality Assurance Manager – Kerry Goodwin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/8/2017
Contact-Name: Joe Corace    
Organization: Drake Enterprises Inc.
Phone Number:  248-765-6945
Email:  jcorace@drakeent.com

 Drake names new Senior Quality Assurance Manager

Clinton Township, MI.

Drake Enterprises (DEI) a leading-edge auto and heavy truck torque transferring product supplier to Fiat Chrysler, Eaton and IFA Rotorion, today announced it has named Kerry Goodwin it’s new Senior Quality Assurance Manager.

Kerry Goodwin joined DEI in November of 2017. He comes to Drake with over 30 years of Automotive, Defense and Biomedical Quality Assurance experience. Most recently, he was Director of Quality for Lapeer Industries and he has also served as a consulting resource to GM, Ford and FCA. Adept at Supplier Quality Development he has utilized proactive and reactive management of supplier quality, focused on educating, training and improving management of supplier quality processes. He has been a primary contact on Quality System Audits including ISO, IATF, PPAP, PCP, FMEA, APQP, MSA, and Top Focus. He chaired the General Motors Controlled Shipping, Quality Systems Basics and APQP Launch Assessment Steering Committees.

Kerry is very knowledgeable in Total Quality Assurance methods, and has a proven ability in Quality Systems and Procedures development. Experienced in Process and Product development he has a strong working knowledge of precision tools, gauging equipment, machine shop machinery, blue print reading and mechanical design, says Nate Stemple, President of Drake Enterprises.

We’re pleased to have Kerry join the Drake team and bring his knowledge of ISO 9001, IATF-16949, ISO-13485, ISO -17025, ISO 14001, AIAG and IATF protocol and methodology, QSA, QSR, DOE, SPC, Error proofing, Lean, WCM, Six Sigma, Shainin, Red X, 8 Discipline, Five Phase, and Quality Network Problem Solving, stated Keith Stemple Executive VP of DEI. In the defense industry he has dealings and direct knowledge of the DOD, AS 9100, AECA, ITAR, DDTC, FAR, and DCMA.

Headquartered in Clinton Township Mi., Drake has been in business over 65 years, and is planning for significant growth in the years to come. Drake Enterprises was recently recognized by Chrysler as a role model supplier achieving “Perfect Quality” as measured by their quality matrix. Drake is currently one of the top suppliers of high quality transmission components for FCA’s Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler and Pacifica Hybrid vehicles.

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Drake to Implement PLEX ERP System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/21/2017
Contact- Name: Joe Corace
Organization: Drake Enterprises Inc.
Phone Number: 248-765-6945
Email: jcorace@drakeent.com

Drake to Implement PLEX ERP System

Clinton Township, MI.

Drake Enterprises a leading-edge auto and heavy truck torque transferring product supplier to Fiat Chrysler, Eaton and BMW, today announced it will be implementing its new ERP system in partnership with PLEX Systems.

Founded in 1995, Plex is the Manufacturing Cloud, delivering industry-leading ERP and manufacturing automation to more than 550 companies including American Axle and Fisher industries. Plex pioneered cloud solutions for the shop floor, connecting suppliers, machines, people, systems and customers with capabilities that are easy to configure, deliver continuous innovation and reduce IT costs. With insight that starts on the production line, Plex will help us see and understand every aspect of our business ecosystems, enabling us to lead in an ever-changing market.

“We’re pleased to be implementing the PLEX system here at Drake” states Drake’s IT Director Jason Beneteau, “as the Plex solution includes everything a manufacturing company needs”. Corporate Controller, Kevin Cran echoes this sentiment and notes that “We anticipate seeing measurable cost savings with Plex that will allow us to be even more competitive in our markets”.
Drake will begin full implementation shortly and will go live with the new system in the first quarter of 2018. Headquartered in Clinton Township Mi., Drake has been in business over 65 years, and is planning for significant growth in the years to come.

Drake Enterprises was recently recognized by Chrysler as a role model supplier achieving “Perfect Quality” as measured by their quality matrix. Drake is currently one of the top suppliers of high quality transmission components for FCA’s Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler and Pacifica Hybrid vehicles.

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