William H. (Bill) Fetterman is Managing Member and Founder of Advanced Manufacturing Group (“AMG”), an operational, logistics, and cost management advisory firm that is an operating partner with O’Keefe. AMG serves clients across the spectrum of performance – from healthy companies that want to improve profitability, to distressed clients that need immediate remedies for underperformance and operational issues. Mr. Fetterman has expertise in the interaction of operations and financial management and advises clients across many industries and processing specialties.
The advisory team at AMG has extensive experience in traditional heavy industry sectors such as automotive, aerospace, marine, glass, and other industrial equipment manufacturers and assemblers, to PCB fabrication, distributors, food and chemical processors, oil and gas, agriculture, and the developing sector of autonomous vehicles. The AMG team has extensive experience in operations, cost analysis and quality improvement initiatives that can help companies improve effectiveness and profitability. They have assisted clients in understanding cost structures and have developed plant, product, and customer strategies to restore profitability.
Prior to founding AMG, Mr. Fetterman was a Director with Conway MacKenzie & Dunleavy’s turnaround consulting practice for seven years. Mr. Fetterman was also a Manager at Plante & Moran in the Management Consulting Services group for five years. Prior to that, Mr. Fetterman worked in a variety of operational roles in the semiconductor industry in Boston, Massachusetts. He has designed and implemented numerous world-class improvement systems, including Lean Manufacturing Systems and initiatives that drive manufacturing excellence and improve financial performance.
Mr. Fetterman is a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) through the American Society for Quality; is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) through the Institute for Certified Management Accountants; is Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society; and has served as a member of the Michigan Quality Council Board of Examiners. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration with a specialty in Operations Management from Boston University, with honors.