People at Munro

sandy-munro-bioSandy Munro
Chief Executive Officer

A frequent speaker and advisor to some of the world’s top manufacturing executives on implementing cultural change and integrated product development strategies, Sandy Munro offers his clients a wealth of perspective and a penchant for technology transfer. Although he began his career in the automotive industry and has worked extensively with global automakers and key Tier One suppliers, his experience and insight cuts across virtually every segment of the manufacturing industry.

susan-munro-bioSusan Okray (BSME, MBA, MEMS, DEMS)
Chief Operating Officer

Susan is the Chief Operating Officer of Munro & Associates, Inc. where she manages the technical side of Munro including the oversight of the day-to-day operations, business development activities, and execution of Munro’s strategic growth plan.

With more than 30 years of engineering and program management experience, having worked in all stages of product development, from advanced engineering to product launch, Susan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Munro & Associates’ clients.

cory-bioCory Steuben (BSME)

Cory Steuben joined Munro &amp Associates in September of 2005, shortly after starting his education at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. Kettering’s Mechanical Engineering program is consistently rated as one of the top programs in the United States.

Cory Steuben’s career has blossomed through positive results with several Tier 1 and OEM automotive companies. He has a proven track record conducting internal Product and Process Integration (PPIW) reviews, Digital Scroll Builds (DSB), Weight Benchmarking (WB), and Competitive Vehicle Analysis Reports (CVA).

Mike-OakesMichael Oakes
Vice President – Business Development

Michael rejoined Munro & Associates in March 2020 from a “sabbatical” at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) where he was most recently the program manager for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler 3.0L Diesel version of the 2019 Motor Trend SUV of the Year, and the launch manager for the 2015 Dodge Challenger / Charger / Chrysler 300 vehicles.

Prior to Michael’s work at FCA, Michael was a leader in the application of Lean Design methods, Michael offered Munro & Associates, Inc.’s clients practical experience in re-designing products for profitability and serving as a catalyst for implementing “Lean” principles.

Mark-EllisMark Ellis
Director, Electrifcation

Mark Ellis is a versatile and seasoned Operations and Engineering Manager with over 30 years of executive leadership experience. Mark has expertise in international negotiation, supplier consolidation, automation and machine tool systems, and cost reduction practices. Recognized for lead-time reductions, cost savings, and improvements in manufacturing efficiencies, Mark Ellis offers Munro & Associates’ clients extensive expertise in manufacturing, process development and operations management.

albert-steier-bioAl Steier
Director, Benchmarking Innovation Center

Al Steier is the Director of the Benchmarking Innovation Center at Munro & Associates managing and overseeing all associated activities including benchmarking, reverse engineering, cost assessments and cost model development. With more than 35 years’ experience in product service, manufacturing and engineering Al brings a diverse set of skills from various industries from hearing aids to fighter jets to Munro & Associates’ clients.