Archie A. Wohlfahrt
Senior Director of Business Development
M2 Global Technology, Ltd.
Mr. Wohlfahrt has over 25 years of experience in technology-related manufacturing, focused primarily in the electronics and metalworking industries. His areas of expertise include directing all aspects of manufacturing engineering, production operations management, facilities management, and environmental health/safety.
Prior to joining M2 Global, Mr. Wohlfahrt spent 18 years with Harris Corporation Microwave Communications Division (formerly the Farinon Division), which produces a broad range of microwave radios and radio frequency components for world markets. As Director of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Support, he developed and implemented strategic business improvement initiatives including just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, statistical process control (SPC), quality function deployment (QFD), ISO 9000 registration, Concurrent Engineering (streamlined new product introduction), and an ISO 4000-compliant environmental management system.
Mr. Wohlfahrt's accomplishments at Harris include developing and implementing a formal new product introduction process that decreased product development time by 60% and reduced the number of new product change orders by 50%. He directed the programming and construction of a 135,000 square foot addition to the San Antonio facility including involvement in financing and tax abatement acquisition. Previously he was responsible for operations management of Harris's analog business, including printed circuit board (PCB) and metal fabrication operation, and successfully led efforts to establish four off-shore operations for Harris (three in Mexico and one in Brazil).
Before his employment with Harris Corporation, Mr. Wohlfahrt held positions of increasing responsibility in manufacturing engineering and operations management with Motorola, Inc. and Datapoint Corporation.
B.B.A., Engineering Route, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Graduate Program in Business, University of Florida/Harris Corporation
Management of Production Operations Program, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California