Cummins SQA Represntative
I am happy to report that Park Manufacturing continues to demonstrate outstanding performance.This can be directly attributed the methodologies and the plain, simple hard work that you and your team at Hill Standard Works accomplished at Park. Park is one of several manufactures supplying electrical harnesses and related products to Cummins. I have worked as a supply quality engineering for 7 – years. Park has been one of my continuous reporting suppliers for the entire time period. As you know, Cummins monitors key suppliers through Monthly Reporting Metrics. I compile and send these to several companies including Park. These include defect rate (ppm), number of line disruptions, line downtime, location of plant disruptions, and an overall Monthly Quality Score. Park was performing very poorly and had a long standing record of years of negative performance indices. Park personnel would be at our site multiple times per week sorting and reworking product. Park had significant impact on shutting down one of our key military production lines. The situation had deteriorated so badly, Park was faced with possible elimination as a supplier.Park chose your firm to assist them and completely turn around their performance and is now one of our top suppliers.I continue to compile the monthly metric report and am happy to report they have had numerous months of 0 ppm with other months being in the single digits.I would NEVER had thought this possible based on my historical experiences with them. I congratulate your firm once again for achieving this remarkable accomplishment.
True North Dux
I have known Walter Hill for about three years in his position as President of GMA and as an independent consultant. I have found him to be determined in his quest for manufacturing excellence. Several months ago, I was planning the opening of a new manufacturing operation requiring clean operations at a facility that had been used for mold making. I was also confronted with a manufacturing cost problem requiring that I drop the cost to manufacture by 50% as a threshold and 65% as an objective. This challenge included relocating manufacturing from California to Michigan; establishing the new facility; training a new workforce; and not losing the cadence of required deliveries. Walt proposed a plan that achieved every one of my objectives and then supervised the execution of the plan with positive results in every category. Through Walt’s leadership and professionalism, we are now postured for success in the next few years. I will continue to seek Walt’s advice on all aspects of manufacturing.
Bradley M Lott, MajGen USMC (Ret), Chief Executive Officer
I have been working with Hill Standard Works (Walter) the last couple of years on various technical projects.
Hill Standard Works (Walter) is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. HSWorks is very organized, efficient, and willing to do whatever was needed to get a particular task finished. As in any new product launches, there are often last-minute deadlines, Hill Standard Works (Walter) strong cooperative attitude coupled with knowledge of the processes were important and appreciated.
Hill Standard Works and Walter is one of those individuals that you know will be there when you need him; I highly recommend Walter for any position or project, he would be a great asset to any organization.
Earl E Kansier, CEO
Small Business Counselor of the Year for the state of Michigan
I have toured two of the facilities that he has managed and seen that he has implemented systems and processes to improve a number of diverse operations. Walt has the ability to rapidly analyze an operation and implement improvements in processes, machinery and layouts. This has resulted in increased profits due to improved quality and productivity.
I recommend Walt (Hill Standard Works) to any manufacturing concern that is looking to improve
their current operations or plan for an efficient new operation.
Lorne G. Greenwood
A.L. Ross Associates, Inc
I have known Walter Hill for several years, and worked with him closely in the implementation of ITAR processes and procedures at a company in Michigan. Walter and his staff ensured that the regulations were known, but also established implementing procedures that made the company’s compliance program effective and dynamic.
I would recommend Walter Hill and his associates unreservedly for any ITAR implementation program.
Alan L. Ross, President
Saint Gobain Performance Plastics
I wanted to take a moment to send you a thank you for the great work you did with our company. Your ability to walk in and immediately understand the issues, develop a plan of action and execute on that plan is outstanding. Your effort has been instrumental in the improvement of our performance and cost savings. Thank you for your effort.
Jack Nolan, Plant Manager
Encryption Security Solutions
I have seen and heard of “lean manufacturing” for many years. But until our firm personally witnessed Walter Hill turn a mediocre company (low revenue losing money) into an outstanding company (high revenue, high profits) I did not really know what it “meant”. Walter’s guile, sheer determination, and unique proprietary methods are brilliant and something I would recommend to any company looking for better performance.
Kevin B Lasser, Chief Executive Officer
Tata Motors Ltd
"There is no match to the expertise of Walter. He has the knowledge to truly deliver world class manufacturing facilities. A perfectly managed professional, his vision to get the work done is clearly visible in his plans. It is people like Walter who prove that water can be extracted out of sand."
"I had the privilege of working with Walter at GMA. I seen first hand his development of a work class facility. His abilities to assess a situation and make a difference are first class. If I ever need a WCM or lean manufacturing specialist, I will hire Walter Hill. I have recommended him to my existing customer base.“
Peter Schultz, President
I deal with a ton of vendors. I really wish other owners had the same CSR you and your team do!
Thank you for your help and responding so quickly to complete this order - The customer service was outstanding!