Meet The Team

Luke D

Luke D

Business Unit Controller

At Means, I have been impressed by the team atmosphere. The open door policy promotes an environment where members across all functions can effectively work together to solve problems and meet the needs of our customers. Coming from a much larger company, it is refreshing to see your role have a direct impact on the business decisions made by leadership. It is exciting to work for a company that is steadily growing by manufacturing products that are transforming the future of the automotive industry. My decision to work for Means has been a step in the right direction for my career and look forward to an exciting future.

Kyle Badour

Kyle B

Product Applications Engineer

I first joined the team at Means Industries as a summer intern.  As an intern, I saw some excellent career opportunities as I was rotated through the different Means facilities and job requirements.  I was intrigued by the friendly, team oriented, atmosphere.  Once I completed my degree in mechanical engineering, I was offered the opportunity to start my career as a product applications engineer in propulsion systems. Over the last 2 years I have learned a lot about our product, and have gained valuable experience in the automotive industry. Looking back at some of the other career opportunities I could have taken, I truly believe that Means was the right decision for the start of my career.

Jose M

Jose M

Tool & Die Maker

What I really enjoy about Means is the company management philosophy. We are pushed daily to be productive and work hard. In turn, we are rewarded with wonderful benefits. Working here, I truly feel appreciated and my hard work is valued. After more than 16 years, I still look forward to coming into work every day, and I feel just as vital to this company’s success, as I did when I first began.



Manager Financial Systems MTP

I can’t say enough positive things about working at Means. First, employees are involved in leadership decisions and are empowered to bring ideas forward. Shortly after starting at Means I was tasked with a large project and it is very rewarding to watch your hard work pay off and know its being used in business decisions. Second, the work environment is highly collaborative. This helps foster great communication between all groups and allows us to accomplish our goals. Finally it’s been a great experience learning about the automotive industry and the important role played. I have thoroughly enjoyed working for a medium sized company, but at the same time as a subsidiary of Amsted Industries, having the benefits of a large company. 

Shannon Schneider

Shannon S

Operations Excellence Manager

Means attracted me with the vision of the company that management expressed. I was also blown away by the extremely positive company culture. From the moment I entered the facility for the first time, I was taken aback by the difference between Means and other automotive facilities. I really admire the fact that Means Management stresses employee development, and in turn employees are trained very well. Another thing I really like is that most promotions occur from within. Feeling valued and important by my company makes me look forward to coming into work every day.

Suada Arnautovic

Suada A

Quality Auditor

I have been employed with Means Transform Products for over 16 years. I did not have much experience in the field initially, but Means proved to be a good company by providing excellent education and training, readying me for my position. Every day I come into work, I feel as though I’m going to my second home. I have become close with many of the people I work with, and we all work hard as a team to achieve our goals. I am so happy to be a part of Means Transform Products, everything about working here from the benefits to the incredible people, make me excited to be here.

Tim Hunter

Tim H

Sr. Manager Marketing and Strategy

What I really enjoy about Means is that we are pioneering technology that makes a difference, and that I get to work with a team of exceptional engineers to develop leading technology for the future. As a marketing and business development professional with an engineering background, it is a unique opportunity to utilize strategic marketing, and work with our team to position the company for success. Means has invested a great deal into my professional and personal development, and its entrepreneurial culture has allowed me to use those new skills and make a tangible impact on our business strategy.

Rajdsree S

Rajshree S

Human Resources Generalist

I wanted to work at Means because of their solid reputation in the auto industry. Our products and philanthropy showed me that the company cares about the bottom line and giving back to society. I take pride in working for a company that constantly pushes me to be better. There are many opportunities for career advancement, as well as educational incentives. It is evident that Means is passionate about creating an environment where all individuals have the opportunity to succeed. I am excited to see what lies ahead for me.

carl b

Carl B

Director of Advanced Engineering

Having worked at other companies, it didn’t take too long to figure out Means is a fantastic place to work. Our engineered products are regarded as world-class in our market segment. The company is of nimble size. It is large enough for every employee to have the resources needed to function at a high-level, yet small enough to get things done without a lot of bureaucracy. There is a “do-what it takes” mentality at all levels of the company, which facilitates a team effort. The company’s commitment to its people is second-to-none. Means has provided me with various development opportunities, including continuing education. Overall, choosing to work at Means has been the best decision of my professional career.