Tooling Tech Group Appoints New Director of Purchasing

Tooling Tech Group (TTG), a leading provider of highly engineered tools and automated assembly equipment to a wide range of industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Collings as its director of purchasing. In this leadership role, Collings will be responsible for directing purchasing across all TTG divisions, while also overseeing buyers, establishing cost reduction efforts and implementing innovative purchasing solutions.

“Dan is an excellent addition to TTG. We’re excited about his ability to drive purchasing improvements and build on the strengths of our buying team,” said Lee Childers, chief executive officer at TTG. “His extensive experience with purchasing, supply chains and negotiation have set the foundation for a seamless transition into his new role. We are certain that he will meet and exceed our strategic goals.”

Collings has spent 24 years working in positions of progressive purchasing responsibility in the automotive industry. He began his career as a buyer for several Detroit-area automotive suppliers, where he gained experience to later take on the roles of advanced purchasing manager and purchasing director with Autoliv, Inc. and Gemini Group, respectively.

For nine years prior to joining Tooling Technology Group, Collings was employed in purchasing positions with Autoneum in Novi, Mich., a Tier 1 global automotive industry leader for interior and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). There he most recently served as purchasing director (indirect) focused on managing multi-million dollar spends for MRO, supplies, equipment, tooling and services.

Collings holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Arts from Michigan State University and completed a High-Performance Leadership Program in 2021.

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