Dwayne Rife knows how to keep a company from stagnating. He knows that to move forward, businesses, just like individuals, must adapt. As demands and technology change, businesses must be responsive if they are to remain viable. He knows how to apply that wisdom as well. Applying modern information processing and lean manufacturing methodology, he raised the operating performance of a Westinghouse division where he served as Operations Manager, from a sixty million dollar annual loss to over a twenty million dollar profit. Additionally, production volume was increased by 30% while reducing physical space by 40%. Rife served on the Westinghouse Engineering/Manufacturing Advisory Council, a high-level management group charged with advising the corporation on matters of engineering and manufacturing strategy. When Eaton Corp acquired the Distribution and Control Business from Westinghouse, Rife stayed on for five more years continuing operations improvement. A capable leader and communicator, he has worked from a strong foundation in both business and engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. He cites flexibility and agility as key strategies for business success.
Dwayne Rife is a mentor with Treasure Valley SCORE. He has expertise in cost accounting, financial plan development, business planning, R&D operations and management, inventory management, and more!