Kevin Krot

Kevin Krot

Senior Managing Director
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Cost Transformation
  • Due Dilligence
  • Engineering Efficiency & Effectiveness
  • Operations Improvement, Manaufacturing/Network Strategy
  • Supply Base Risk Management & Mitigation
  • Supply Chain Improvement, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Industries

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Energy and Oil & Gas
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Mobility (Agriculture, Buses, Heavy Equipment, Motorcycles, Recreational)
  • Private Equity

Prominent Cases

  • Fortune 100 Manufacturer - Enterprise cost reductionaddressing >$1.5B spend
  • Automotive OEM-should cost and benchmarking modeling; strategic souring and network optimization for outbound logistics
  • Automotive and Heavy Equipment OEMs - complexity and productlifecycle management strategies leading to >$50M annual savings and up to60% part number component reduction
  • Top 10 Global Automotive Supplier-Manufacturing strategy and global footprint
  • Aerospace & Defense Engine Prime Contractor-Program cost transformation addressing manufacturing overhead reduction, supply base value stream assessments and machined parts sourcing
  • U.S. Army - Industrial Base for Ground Compat Systems,Tactical Wheeled Vehicles and Testing & Evaluation Enterprise
  • Oil & Gas Artificial Lift - Operational turnaroundtransformation improving EBITDA from 6% to 12% revenues within 12 months
  • Aerospace & Defense Electronics Program - production readiness/launchand quality program transformation
  • Automotive Supply Base, Aerospace& Defense Prime Contractors, and Chemical Manufacturers - Severalfour walls improvement initiatives, supplier value stream assessments andstrategic sourcing events

Education

  • MBA, Ross School of Business, The University of Michigan
  • MS Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University
  • MS Manufacturing Engineering, Wayne State University
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University
  • BS Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University

Experience

  • 1 Year with Firm
  • 25 Years of Relevant Experience

Kevin Krot is a Senior Managing Director with B. Riley Operations Management Services. He has over twenty-five years of consulting and industry experience with function expertise in corporate strategy, supply chain management, and operations. He has deep experience in cost transformation, strategic sourcing, should-cost modeling, manufacturing network strategy, make-buy analyses, industrial base risk mitigation, complexity management, operations and supply chain improvement, category management, due diligence and growth strategy. He has worked across a number of industries including automotive (OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers), aerospace and defense (ground combat systems, heavy tactical wheeled vehicles, aerospace frames and engines), heavy-equipment, agriculture, motorcycle, bus, oil and gas, chemicals and other diversified industrials. He has conducted over 250 manufacturing site workshops and/or assessments.

Prior to B. Riley, Krot was a Partner with A.T. Kearney's Automotive, Aerospace & Defense and Industrials practice, addressing strategic and operational issues. Earlier, he worked in product development for interior and exterior systems within the automotive Tier 1 supply base for Lear Corporation, Valeo Corporation, and United Technologies Automotive.

Krot holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, an M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University.

B. Riley Advisory Services works with lenders, law firms, private equity sponsors and companies of all types. Our Advisory Services are a unique mix of Valuation and Appraisal Services including asset-based lending (ABL) Valuations; Restructuring and Turnaround Management; Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support; Operations Management; Compliance, Risk & Resilience Services; and Transaction Support Services including Due Diligence and Quality of Earnings Reviews. B. Riley Advisory Services is the trade name for GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC, Great American Group Advisory & Valuation Services, LLC, Great American Group Machinery & Equipment, LLC, and Great American Group Intellectual Property, LLC.