SAVANNAH, GA ( January 17, 2024) – Great Dane is pleased to announce the company has welcomed William (Bill) Davidson as the EVP of Manufacturing.
In this role, Bill will work closely with Great Dane leadership to establish process improvements in the company’s manufacturing plants with an emphasis on safety, quality, and cost efficiencies. He’ll also oversee lean manufacturing initiatives for implementing sustainable manufacturing practices and help the executive team devise and deploy strategies across the company.
“We are excited to have Bill join the Great Dane family. He is a polished leader with recurring success for improving business performance and building teams for excellence,” said Rick Mullininx, President and COO of Great Dane. “It has been a challenging manufacturing environment over the past several years, but we are continuously making improvements and have an excellent roadmap for moving forward in our commitments to build and deliver high-quality trailers.”
Bill most recently served as President/CEO of All States Ag Parts (ASAP) where he was responsible for the growth and profitability of the business during a period of rapid growth which included a lean transformation as the business integrated new acquisitions, teams, and operational locations. Prior to ASAP, Bill held several manufacturing and supply chain leadership roles at Deere & Co.
“I’m thrilled to be part of the Great Dane team, and I look forward to supporting leadership to accomplish our objectives and drive business excellence across our operations. I look forward to the journey ahead and being a part of this organization.”
In addition to his broad experience, Bill holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University.