Ron Harbour is Oliver Wyman’s Senior Partner overseeing Global Automotive Manufacturing, located in the Detroit office. Mr. Harbour was the owner and President of Harbour Consulting prior to its acquisition by Oliver Wyman in 2007. Since 1983 Mr. Harbour has had broad experience in the assessment, development and implementation of quality, cost and productivity improvements at factories worldwide. Manufacturing improvement projects have included many of the worlds automakers and their suppliers, in addition to numerous factories in a variety of other industries. Beyond manufacturing improvement, Mr. Harbour has led projects in new vehicle development, manufacturing strategy and design for manufacturability, utilizing knowledge from downstream operations experience. This includes projects in vehicle assembly, metal forming, casting and forging, molding, painting, machine tools, dies and molds. Mr. Harbour co-authored and developed “The Harbour Report™ ” in 1989, a publication that has grown to be the pre-eminent annual assessment of automotive manufacturing performance around the globe. Through publication of this research, Mr. Harbour and his team have visited most of the world’s automotive plants, and regularly tour 40 – 50 factories every year. Mr. Harbour is in high demand as a speaker on the automotive industry and manufacturing performance to automotive industry and investor organizations and is regularly quoted and interviewed in media publications, TV, radio and internet. Mr. Harbour is a member of the board of directors of Spartan Motors in Charlotte, Michigan and Lincoln Educational Services, Corp. in Moorestown, New Jersey.