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    Michael Baka

    Mequon, Wisconsin

    Vice President Operations

    Rexnord Corporation

    Talented Global Operations and Supply Chain Executive

    Results-oriented operations leader and change agent experienced at working with global teams with multi-site responsibility in both public and private corporations. Lean expert with proven track record of improving cost and profitability.


    General Manager/Location Manager

    Operations Management

    Plant & Facilities Management

    Supply Chain & Logistics

    Ask Me About

    Executive Leadership
    Supply Chain Management
    Lean Manufacturing / Enterprise
    Strategic Planning
    Financial Acumen
    Footprint Rationalization
    P&L Responsibility
    Bottom Line Results
    Global Operations Management

    People I've Reported To

    People I've Worked With

    People Who've Reported to Me

    Where I've Worked

    Aug 2012 – Aug 2015

    Director Operations

    Manitou Group

    Jan 2008 – Jan 2012

    Director Operations Technical Support

    Manitowoc Cranes, LLC

    Jan 2006 – Jan 2008

    Vice President Operations

    Pentair, Inc.

    Jan 2003 – Jan 2006

    Plant Manager

    Kohler Company Engine Division

    2004 – 2004

    Program Manager - New Engine Development

    Kohler Company

    2000 – 2003

    Plant Manager

    Kickhaefer Manufacturing Company

    1997 – 2000

    Production and Quality Manager, National Accounts Executive

    Res Manufacturing Company

    1987 – 1997

    Primary contractor to the U.S. Department

    Westinghouse Hanford Company

    Aug 2015 – Mar 2018

    Vice President of Operations - Gear & Couplings

    Rexnord Corporation

    Mar 2018 – Present

    Vice President Operations

    Rexnord Corporation
    Where I've Studied


    Masters, Business Administration - International Studies

    Marquette University


    Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering - Summa Cum Laude

    Washington State University

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