Diane Bond
Operations Manager
Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.
Edgewood, IA

“When I first joined Commercial Vehicle Group as an entry level employee at our Edgewood, Iowa manufacturing facility, I could not have imagined that 18 years later I would be in charge of running one of our company’s most profitable locations.  During my 5 years as Operations Manager, I have transformed a struggling manufacturing plant into a location that routinely delivers double-digit profit numbers, and has been able to open up new employment opportunities in our local community.”

Diane and her team are responsible for the long-term livelihood of the Edgewood, Iowa Commercial Vehicle Group facility, which makes wiring harnesses and electrical cabinets for customers such as John Deere, Caterpillar, Oshkosh Corporation and Komatsu Corporation.
Under Caterpillar’s SQE Program, Diane and her team achieved Platinum status for process capability, quality, continuous improvement, delivery and six-sigma deployment. Less than two-dozen sites globally have achieved this honor.  Thanks to Diane's leadership, the plant has also been given the Top supplier ranking at Caterpillar under their Supplier Quality Excellence Program.  Since receiving this award, Diane and her team have been building an impressive book of new business and they have helped turn the Edgewood plant into a great profit generator.

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