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Dawn Ratashak

Senior Workforce Consultant

Office: 541.913.6311

Email: dratashak@omep.org

Prior to her role as Senior Consultant for OMEP’s Springfield / Eugene region, Michelle Knepel was a Manufacturing Consultant  Manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. She has nine years of experience planning, directing, and coordinating the work activities and resources used in manufacturing. Prior to consulting, she led high-performance teams in both union and non-union environments in the automotive, FMCG and furniture sectors. Michelle is Green Belt Certified and well versed in Six Sigma tools including Value Stream Mapping, DMAIC, root cause identification and continuous improvement.

Past Relevant Experience

Proaction International
  • Project Manager
Ernst & Young
  • Performance Improvement Manager-Advisory Services
Herman Miller
  • Integration Project Manager
  • Operations Manager
Kraft Foods Group
  • Lead Operations Supervisor
General Motors
  • Production Supervisor
  • Budget and Forecast Financial Analyst –Early Career Rotational Program
  • Physical Asset Management Analyst  Early Career Rotational Program
  • Senior Corporate Auditor


  • University of Notre Dame – MBA
  • University of Wisconsin – Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Banking

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