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dustry has moved to more economical vehicles for that demographic.
The market also has demanded
more high-tech products. "With the
new millennials coming on board,
you're seeing more digitization of
controls," he says. "Those little nuances of iPhones and gadgets are really starting to push into the industry now."
major pieces that drive the company.
"The operations piece is the third leg
of the stool, and sales and engineering
make up the other two," he explains.
But his department comprises
"the execution piece of Dometic,"
"Operations is the nucleus that
makes everything spin around and
execute everything, from pur-
Miller joined Dometic in 2001 after
working for another Electrolux firm.
He has held nine different positions
at Dometic. "It's been very progressive career track," he says.
He takes pride in his work at
Dometic, which included managing
the move of the "mother ship" of its
factory from a suite in Elkhart, Ind.,
to a 400,000-square-foot location in
Elkhart. "That was one of the largest
icons of achievement," he recalls.
Miller also praises his team, including Director of Operations John
R. Hunter, who carries more than 30
years' experience in manufacturing.
"He's one of the backbones in the
manufacturing base with his leadership skills," Miller says.
The operations department at
Dometic, Miller says, is part of three
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