Partner, Americas Lead, Automotive and Industrials
Doug Mehl is the Americas Lead of Kearney’s Automotive and Industrial Practices. In this role, Mehl serves clients across a broad range of strategy and operations topics, including full profit improvement efforts, and supports efforts for sustainable transition to battery electric vehicles. Under Mehl’s leadership, Kearney’s Americas Automotive and Industrials Practice has more than doubled in size since 2020.
Mehl has been at the forefront of bringing several of Kearney’s most innovative offerings to life. These offerings include Product Excellence and Renewal Lab (PERLab), Kearney’s product design-to-value offering, and the Digital Model Factory, an immersive Industry 4.0 experience to help clients shape their digital manufacturing transformation roadmaps. Mehl was also named as one of Kearney’s Top Project Leaders, an award distinguished by upward feedback from consultant project teams.
Mehl brings 28 years of operating and consulting experience to his clients. Beyond consulting, he has led the start-up of a private equity fund focused on the automotive suppliers and ran multiple operations across the globe for Ford Motor Company. He also earned an MBA from the University of Michigan and a master’s and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University. Mehl currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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