Chris Domanski is an author of the CRC Press published book “Cost Engineering: A Practical Method for Sustainable Profit Generation in Manufacturing.” Chris has over 25 years of experience in Cost Engineering, Purchasing, Finance, and Engineering in the automotive industry, most recently as a Senior Manager of Purchasing and Cost Optimization at Nexteer Automotive. Chris has had the fortune of working for many great companies, large and small, such as Ford Motor Company, Continental Automotive, TRW, ZF Group, Methode Electronics, and Nexteer Automotive. Chris had an opportunity to work for both customers and suppliers within the industry, thus sat on both sides of the negotiation table. This unique experience has given Chris an unmatched level of expertise in all areas of the Cost Engineering discipline. Chris also administers a LinkedIn Group “Manufacturing Cost/Price Estimators, Engineers, Analysts, and Controllers” with over 5,200 members and is a frequent speaker at the annual Automotive Cost Engineering Conference in Detroit, MI.
Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Finance concentration from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI. He also holds a certificate in Negotiation and Leadership from Harvard University Law School in Boston, MA.
Jeff Miller is the President of Senoia Engineering Solutions – a consulting company that specializes in cost optimization and value analysis of electromechanical and electronic assemblies.
Jeff has over 34 years of engineering, manufacturing, and commercial experience within the vehicular and appliance electronics industries, serving in roles at General Motors, John Deere, Standard Motor Products, Ford Motor Company, Whirlpool Corporation, and Panasonic Automotive Systems.
Jeff has been active within the cost engineering profession for many years. He joined Ford Motor Company in 2002, where he served as a Sr. Cost Engineer for automotive electronics and then subsequently, as the Lead Commodity Manager for infotainment, body electronics, and semiconductors. In 2010, he joined Whirlpool Corporation as the Sr. Manager of Cost Modeling for electrical and electronic components. Additionally, Jeff is a frequent speaker at the annual Automotive Cost Engineering conference in Detroit, Michigan.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College. He also holds a Certificate in Executive Management from the University of Notre Dame.