Drake Names New Program Management Director

Contact: John Yezback
Organization: Drake Enterprises Inc.
Phone Number: 586.783.3009 x517
Email: jyezback@drakeent.com

Drake Names New Director of Program Management

Clinton Township, MI

Drake Enterprises (DEI) a leading-edge auto and heavy truck torque transferring product supplier to Fiat Chrysler, Eaton, IFA, GKN and Nexteer, today announced it has named John P. Yezback, its new Director of Program management.

John has over 25 years of industry experience and his manufacturing roots date back to an early age where he worked many years in his family owned automotive business.

John earned a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Project Management and a Bachelor of Business Management from Walsh College. He also studied a foreign language (German) at Oakland University. He holds numerous Siemens Engineering Certifications and will soon conclude the PMP credential.

Nate Stemple, President of Drake Enterprises, stated that” Mr. Yezback has a proven track record of Program Management and has numerous successful International/Domestic Tier 1 and OEM program launches including companies like BMW, VW, FORD, GM, and FCA.

“We’re pleased to have John join the Drake team as he is well versed in all aspects of Program Management and is involved with numerous professional organizations including Project Management Institute (PMI), Siemens Product Lifecycle Management World (PLM), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA), and WCAA Scholarship Recipients” stated Keith Stemple, Executive Vice President of Drake Enterprises.

Headquartered in Clinton Township Mi., Drake has been in business for 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.