Paul Diedrick

Position title: Director of Operations

Woodway USA
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Paul Diedrick is Director of Operations for Woodway USA, Fluid Power Energy Inc., and Filtration Systems Inc.  He has an extensive understanding of private and publicly held companies, having spent over 35 years in Operations for a wide variety of manufacturing companies.  Current responsibilities include operation management for three companies under the corporate umbrella (Fluid Power Energy, Woodway, Filtration Systems Inc.).

Prior to assuming the Director of Operations position for Fluid Power Energy, Paul was the Senior Manager of Manufacturing Services at National Oilwell Varco which manufactures top drives for ocean and land rigs. Before NOV Paul was the Manager of Technical Service for Joy Global which is a manufacturer of above and below ground electric mining equipment.

Paul is a recognized leader in Manufacturing who drives process improvements and cost reductions. Project leader for the team assigned to introduce QRM Manufacturing using 5s, problem solving, and change management to change the work environment. Team leader assigned to reduce lead time and work in process using Quick Response Manufacturing to guide the change.