David Dorgan has acquired supply chain management skills in a variety of industries since earning a degree in packaging engineering from Michigan State University in 1994.
He started in the consumer products industry, then spent nearly a decade at Ford Motor Co., handling several assignments before becoming a platform manager.
In 2006, he joined Raytheon Co., an aerospace and defense company, as director of supply chain operations. He became the company’s director of strategic business development before moving to security systems company Tyco International in 2013 in a global supply chain management role. At Tyco, he set up a supply chain purchasing organization in Europe.
In 2016, Dorgan returned to the auto industry as vice president of global supply chain at Adient, formerly the seating business of Johnson Controls Inc. that was spun off as an independent supplier. Dorgan was brought in to centralize the company’s supply chain. On Feb. 1, he moved over to focus on the seat structures and mechanisms business.
“I got to really test different things in supply chain and logistics and procurement through those different career path steps,” he said. “[I’m] excited to be back in automotive and bring some of the things I learned back into this space from a program management perspective.”
As for his variety of jobs, Dorgan said many of them “were very quick assignments but very impactful. I think it really gives you exposure and opportunity in areas that kind of help define your career.”
-- Anisa Jibrell