Dr. John H. Danley is an accomplished Senior Executive and Thought Leader, with demonstrated success across the aerospace and defense, electrical and electronic manufacturing industries. Leveraging extensive experience in strategic planning for aerospace and defense companies, he is a valuable asset for automotive, aerospace and defense, life sciences, and biotechnology companies of all sizes, seeking assistance with risk management, P&L, government and regulatory compliance and lean manufacturing. His broad areas of expertise include turnarounds, forecasting, change management, transformation, talent development, executive coaching, growth, and scaling.
Throughout his executive career, John has held leadership positions with Esterline Power Systems North America, Rockwell Collins Operations, and BEI Systron Donner Automotive Division.
In his current role as President of Esterline Power Systems North America, he has been responsible for managing a $120M revenue business, overseeing 1,300 employees across sectors including engineering, manufacturing and materials, and executing a transition of products from high cost to low cost manufacturing. He has also proved instrumental in doubling profitability by 34%, and improving sales by 25%, as well as developing and implementing the company’s five-year plan. In a prior role as Vice President of Operations with Rockwell Collins Operations, he played an integral part in restoring customer confidence after a change in executive management, reshaping company culture to improve effectiveness, with 284,000 original manufactured items shipped per year, and implementing best-in-class practices across a range of functions, subsequently raising operating margins by 3.5%.
John holds a BA in Political Science from Carthage College, an MBA from Colorado Technical University, and a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University. He is a Gallup Certified Coach, Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, and has completed an Executive Leadership Certification from Washington University.