Robert Gruschow is president of Amanda’s parent company Deshler Group as well as Amanda Manufacturing. He also serves as president of Feblo International, LLC, which creates cost-effective, highly successful custom packaging, warehousing, and distribution solutions. He is a managing member of Global Transportation Management (GTM), a global transportation and logistics firm, and co-founded GS3, a supply chain management company. In 2018, Robert coordinated Deshler’s most recent acquisition of UniBond, a heavy-duty brake company. Amanda Manufacturing works directly with Feblo, GTM, GS3, UniBond and other Deshler Group sister companies to deliver comprehensive customer solutions.
Throughout his career, Robert has formed successful partnerships and developed innovative solutions for customers, including automakers, suppliers, and other companies. As a Deshler board member since 2004, Mr. Gruschow has spearheaded its acquisition of additional capabilities to provide comprehensive, multi-faceted services, including manufacturing, assembly, transportation, packaging, and information technology.
Robert holds a bachelor’s degree from Albion College and a master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and semiconductor manufacturing at Central New Mexico Community College. He lives in Michigan.
Mike Hood is Vice President of Manufacturing Operations for Deshler Group and serves as Plant Manager at Amanda Manufacturing in Logan, Ohio. Known for its high quality parts and efficient, cost-effective manufacturing techniques, Amanda Manufacturing produces hundreds of wire/rod and other formed and stamped metal parts for automotive and other industries.
While at Amanda, Mike has drawn upon more than two decades of manufacturing experience to increase company sales by more than 250%.
Mike holds an associate’s degree in computer programming from Hocking College and currently resides in Ohio.
Damian Fernandez is Vice President of Assembly and Distribution for Deshler Group, parent company to Amanda Manufacturing. He previously served as Director of Operations, Costa Rica, for Deshler and Plant Manager of Amanda International. Amanda International develops and manufactures cold and technical formed rod, metal and wire products for numerous applications, supplying quality parts throughout the Americas.
Damian’s extensive engineering and management background includes many years in the automotive industry and senior management positions with GM Mexico, EMPFERA Group, and others in Mexico, the U.S. and Costa Rica. Having served as a corporate business director of multinational operations, Mr. Fernandez speaks several languages and has strong experience in quality and business management.
Damian holds bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering and in statistical natural resources management from the Advanced Studies University in Mexico. He resides in Michigan.
Tradition of Quality
Continuous improvement, openness to ideas, consistent teamwork. For decades that’s been the Amanda Manufacturing promise to every customer.