Whether washing vehicles, preparing automotive bodies for paint, or integrating robotic manufacturing cells, Oakland Industries brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of mechanical and electrical design, controls engineering, metal fabrication, equipment assembly, and project management. This base of engineering and operations experience provides the perfect platform for growth in the automation sector. Oakland Industries will continue to expand the variety of products offered and markets served through both organic and inorganic expansion.
DAN BICKERSTETH, CHAIRMAN
With more than 20 years of manufacturing experience, Dan is highly skilled at building management teams and driving value through margin expansion, productivity gains and sales enhancements. Current and past board memberships include: Temperform, FCA Packaging, Oakland Automation, Clio Holdings and Federal Broach & Machine Company.
Education: BS in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and MS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
Personal: Lives with his wife,four children, two dogs and au pair in West Bloomfield, MI.
GREG HARVEY, VICE PRESIDENT & GM
Over eight years of experience working in the manufacturing space. Greg previously lead a high-performing global sales and engineering team, gaining substantial experience with product development and program launch activities; while also closing multi-year contracts totaling more than $200 million in value.
Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Personal: Lives in Birmingham, MI with a set of golf clubs and a good pair of skis.
KRISTOPHER MORRIS, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
With a background in public accounting, Kris built his career on providing accounting and consulting services to business owners of domestic and foreign owned subsidiaries. He previously led a team that serviced companies in the system integration and automation industry with top-line revenues in excess of $800 million.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Financial Management from Hillsdale College. Certified Public Accountant – licensed by the State of Michigan.
Personal: Engaged to be married on Belle Isle in October 2018. Lives in Northville, MI but would rather be on a lake Up North with a beer in hand.
CHRISTOPHER BOMMARITO, DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
An entrepreneur at heart with over seven years of experience working in industrial automation. Chris has led cross functional teams executing over $100 Million dollars in automation projects for large Automotive, Aerospace, and General Industry customers. After earning his MBA, Chris was recruited by United Airlines as a Manager in the high visibility internal consulting group “Project Quality” with the realized goal of reducing the airlines annual cost basis by $2 Billion dollars.
Education: MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan and BS in Electrical Engineering from Western Michigan University.
Personal: Lives in Birmingham, MI with his wife Patricia and dog Oakley (official company mascot). Enjoys spending time with family and friends, travel, and golf
Oakland Industries is wholly owned by a small group of private investors including principals of Oakland Standard Co. based in Birmingham, Michigan and NoviClean Inc. based in Calgary, Alberta.