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Tim Emmitt


Tim Emmitt is a Director in the Corporate Advisory & Restructuring Services practice of Grant Thornton located in Southfield, Michigan.

Mr. Emmitt has more than 20 years of significant senior management experience with global automotive OEMs and suppliers. An expert at planning and value enhancement, Tim has a broad portfolio of experience that enables him to facilitate and/or lead cross-functional teams to enhance the value of their companies. He has developed and implemented strategic goals, created new ways to demonstrate a “customer value equation” for new products and technologies, implemented lean manufacturing, integrated acquisitions, launched new facilities and new products, developed scorecards (metrics and targets) and organizational structure and compensation plans to enhance value

Industry experience
His specific business background includes vehicle assembly, Japanese transplant, power-train, machining, electronics, laser welding, stamping, plastics and printing. Tim has managed unionized and non-unionized facilities and departments in 8 different countries on 3 different continents with staffs up to 600.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Tim was a Director in the Restructuring & Performance Improvement Group at Stout Risius Ross, Inc. Preceding his experience at Stout Risius Ross, Inc., Tim was Chief Operating Officer at Noble International, a $350 million high-technology metal processor. He was responsible for manufacturing, product development, engineering, program management, business development and sales and marketing. In less than four years, Noble grew from a $70 million company to a $350 million company (85% organic) while quadrupling profitability and driving the stock price from $5 to $21 during a challenging period in the automotive sector.

Prior to Noble International, Tim held a variety of executive management positions at DaimlerChrysler, including Corporate Strategy, Finance, Operations, International, Program Management and Pricing

Tim earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Chicago and a BS in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from Michigan State University.