Milwaukee Electronics Corporation (MEC) is a design engineering and contract electronics manufacturing firm with manufacturing locations in Wisconsin, Oregon, and Mexico. They offer production volume and have innovative online quick turn prototyping services through the Screaming Circuits strategic business unit.
With the unexpected departure of their long time IT Director, MEC turned to VIE to provide a part-time Chief Information Officer (CIO) to guide the company’s Systems, Development, and IT efforts.
There was an acute need for leadership, vision, and a clear direction forward for technology services. Key issues included:
Marc Hallquist was engaged as Fractional CIO and quickly got to work on a transformation program for Systems and IT. He assessed the current situation, got up to speed on business strategy, and identified immediate course corrections. Marc created a Systems Strategy including organizational design, governance, and road mapping. He led the IT response to the Covid-19 pandemic. He recruited a new Director, negotiated sourcing for managed network services, and initiated new project and service management programs.
As a result of completing this engagement: