“Patina is a business partner that helps my companies manage risk and improve results...they help us drive performance.”

- Don Schlidt, CEO, Dedicated Computing & Tushaus

“There is no substitute for experience. With its network of highly experienced and accomplished executive and managerial resources, Patina should be every HR leader’s strategic partner to fulfill critical business and talent needs.”

- Silvia Masini, Chief Human Resources Officer, CliftonLarsonAllen

“Patina provides us proven industry expertise so we can tackle some of our most challenging strategies. It is a great partnership that we turn to again and again.”

- Jeff Augustin, Vice President, Finance & IT, Johnson Controls

“Patina has been an accelerator to our business with their experienced professionals who can hit the ground running. In addition, the company’s flexible model allows us to capture more opportunities and drive faster growth.”

- Patrick O’Brien, CEO, Paris Presents

“We asked Patina for help in finding a Board member – they listened carefully to what we wanted, were very responsive and quickly provided an outstanding candidate who has now joined the Board.”

- Rich Larson, CFO, Waterstone Bank

“Our company has twice engaged Patina’s mentorship program over the past year. We found both mentors insight to be refreshing, and their support and encouragement clearly builds the confidence of our mentees.”

- Mark Zeidler, President & CEO, Tax Air

"I could not have asked for a better outcome, and Patina’s management of the project was the overwhelming reason we have experienced success."

- Tom Liutkus, Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations, TravelCenters of America LLC

“I highly recommend Patina Solutions. Patina has proved that it can match unique circumstances to unique candidates by offering fresh alternatives, flexibility and professional staff.”

- Judie Taylor, President, DUECO, Inc.

“I was intrigued when I first heard about Patina. I was pleased that Patina was able to provide me with the exact experience set I was looking for. It was a very positive experience, and one I would not hesitate to repeat.”

- Jim Schwalen, Vice President – Personal Lines & Marketing, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company

“The professionals Patina Solutions brings forward have the right expertise, enthusiasm and work ethic.”

- Bret Mantey, IT Director, City of Waukesha

“Patina Solutions is strategic and different. They listen to us and really understand our business.”

- Kirk Gramoll, VP of Operations, Quad Med

“Patina has been a great partner for us in obtaining experienced talent for specific projects or periods of time. I know I can count on Patina!”

- Karen G. Ferraro, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Medline Industries, Inc.

“Patina has helped Riverside work more effectively on numerous projects. Their excellent people have been flexible, creative and responsive, and we consider them a true business partner.”

- Peggy Roberts, Chief of Staff, Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund

“When our CEO resigned unexpectedly, we turned to Patina for help. Within a few days, they identified some great candidates. Within a few weeks, we chose one to become our new CEO. Patina listens well, acts with urgency and is always easy to work with.”

- Tom Bentley, Chairman, Bentley World Packaging

“Patina has top-shelf professionals who have really gotten to know our company, our people and our needs – and they have matched up very high-quality people to meet those needs. We have found that their professionals have made a real difference.”

- David Nestingen, President & CEO, IEWC

Automotive

 

Patina offers a broad range of automotive expertise and capabilities to support your
efforts in operational excellence:

  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Profitability Improvement & Transparency
  • M&A Transaction Execution
  • Product Launch Management
  • Interim Senior Leadership
  • IT Systems & Strategy
  • Business Strategy & Operations
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Employee Relations & Leadership Development

Why Clients Use Patina

Automotive companies turn to Patina when:

  • Major change or growth is happening
  • Opportunities are going unrealized
  • Projects are behind schedule or over budget
  • Performance improvement is desired
  • Critical expertise is missing from the team
  • Key executive positions remain open

Patina Tackles Key Automotive Industry Issues

Working with Patina helps you address automotive challenges and opportunities, such as:

  • Mitigating risks driven by the looming talent gap through Patina extended service and alumni program offerings.
  • Enabling industry knowledge transfer by leveraging the practical knowledge of Patina's highly experienced practitioners and operators.
  • Positioning key executive talent, quickly and effectively, via Interim to Hire solutions.
  • Developing, engaging and retaining the next generation of manufacturing leaders through unique external mentoring and The Mentor Bank.
  • Providing U.S. or in-country resources for global issues and needs.

CASE STUDIES

Profitability Improvement
Led financial turnaround of service part business for $4B supplier delivered
through operational restructuring, repricing, and unique build out strategies.

M&A Transaction Execution
Advised CEO and team as member of acquisition deal team, supporting
due diligence phase through technical expertise in a specialized domain for
$300M manufacturing company.

Product Quality
Led PPAP approval process for over 30 suppliers, meeting OEM requirements
for on-time launch and tooling payments for $2B tier one supplier.

Business Transformation
Led program for $1B manufacturer of highly engineered products.
Workstreams included sales/operations planning, new launch process,
productivity, floor optimization, and quality improvement.

Interim Leadership
Interim CHRO for $4B multi-national corporation, revitalized annual
succession planning and executed key labor negotiations.

Business Strategy
Designed market intelligence program through assessment, maturity model
development, and a go-forward approach to organizational structure and
resourcing.

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The Patina Process

Discovery

Whether your challenge is simple and direct — or multi-faceted and complex — we start by gaining an intimate understanding of your business, objectives and situation.

Solution Development

Our solution development phase is incisive and collaborative. We structure a customized solution within your budget that will meet your business objectives — and help you realize your vision or address any critical issues.

Talent Plan

Every step of the way, Patina maintains the highest quality standards for all our clients. Whether it’s a single person or a team, we precisely match our professionals’ expertise to your specific needs. Our team narrows down the options and selects one or more Patina Professionals to present to you. Every talent resource is chosen with your input and approval.

Execution & Management

Marked by close collaboration, regular communication, weekly reporting, and the highest level of project accountability and responsibility, we monitor and manage each engagement closely to ensure success.


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