STEM Professional of the week

Danté J. Flores      
Chrysler Group LLC

Danté J. Flores is the Quality Center Manager in the Corporate Quality Powertrain Organization for Chrysler Group, LLC. In this role, he leads a team of managers, engineers, and hourly personnel, who coordinate the development of quality and product strategies for new and current engine families at the Dundee plant.

A first generation Mexican-American, Danté is one of two children born to loving parents who were migrant workers and settled in Toledo, Ohio. Encouraged by his family, he pursued his dream of becoming an engineer by enrolling at Kettering University where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He also completed a Master's in Operations Management at t he same institution.

Danté has had a successful international career with over fifteen years of experience managing high profile Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Quality products in large companies such as Chrysler and DaimlerChrysler. His exciting profession has taken him to various countries on engineering projects including working as a Technical Engineer in China as well as a three year Resident AME senior engineering position in Brazil.

Currently working for Chrysler Group LLC, Dante's responsibilities span all aspects related to definition, implementation and coordination of quality and product design strategies and activities, for the Dundee Engine Plant. These include the support of the current 1.0 Liter and 2.4 Liter World Class Engine, support of the current 1.4 Liter Naturally Aspirated FIRE Engine, the successful launch of the new 2.0 liter and 2.4 Liter Tiger Shark Engine, and the successful launch of the new 1.4 liter turbo FIRE engine.

A role model who gives back to his community inside and outside his work environment, Dante is a member of the Chrysler Hispanic Employee Network resource group the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the American Society for Quality.

Danté is happily married and has two daughters. In his spare time he enjoys music, golfing, skiing and tennis among other sports. However, his favorite pastime is spending time with his immediate and extended family.

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