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DCMME was initiated in 1987 with grants from Ameritech, Chrysler, Ingersoll-Rand, Hillenbrand Industries and TRW. In fall 1998, The Krannert School of Management announced the naming of the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises in honor of the Richard E. Dauch family.

“At American Axle & Manufacturing, we know that competition on a global scale will require the best we have to offer. The same is true for educating our future manufacturing leaders and encouraging innovation in manufacturing and technology research. I believe that DCMME, as evidenced by its past accomplishments and future plans, will play a crucial role in keeping American manufacturing lean, flexible, smart, innovative, profitable, and world competitive,” –Richard E. Dauch, Co-Founder American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM)

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Center Directors

  • Ananth Iyer (2015 - Present)
  • George Shanthikumar (2011 - 2015)
  • Ananth Iyer (2005 - 2011)
  • Herb Moskowitz (1991 - 2004)
  • Leroy B. Schwarz (1988 - 1990)