SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, THE CENTER-WEST
Jess Cruz is the The Center-West Senior Business Development Manager at The Right Place. In this role, he informs, assesses, advises, and develops relationships with key decision makers within West Michigan to support their efforts to retain sales, gain new sales, and achieve cost savings for their respective businesses. He is also responsible for working with manufacturers in Kent and Barry Counties.
Jess has gathered 30 plus years of lean operations management experience at various companies including DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, MANN+HUMMEL, USA, and Bosch Automotive. His experiences in world class tier 1 automotive manufacturing managing and optimizing production processes contributes to his passion to support small to mid-size companies. Jess also has extensive experience in facilitation of process improvement workshops within and outside the U.S.
Certifications & Awards
Certified Business Solutions Professional
DENSO Team of the Year
DENSO North American Quality Circle Award
DENSO eight consecutive years of zero quality and safety complaints
MANN+HUMMEL, Germany-Total Productive Maintenance Award
MANN+HUMMEL Management System- Top 10 Best Practices
Favorite part about living in West Michigan
Jess’ favorite part about living in West Michigan is the diversity of people, businesses, and seasons. He loves that it is truly the place to work, live, and play.