Management Development Academy

Management Development Academy


Harold Cavallaro
Principal/Owner, CavCo Management Partners Harold Cavallaro

Harold Cavallaro is the founder and principal of CavCo Management Partners, where he provides leadership for his team of business consultants to ensure the delivery of solutions that leverage advanced manufacturing performance improvement concepts and methodologies, such as Lean Manufacturing, Synchronous Management and Six Sigma.

His experience covers a broad cross-section of industries including automotive, agricultural equipment, aerospace and defense, electronics, industrial and consumer tools and equipment, and textiles. He has over 35 years of experience in manufacturing, including mechanical design, materials and supply chain management, strategic planning and business models, and systems design.

Prior to starting CavCo, Cavallaro was the vice president of strategic services for MAPICS Professional Services, where he was responsible for managing and growing their management consulting practice. This included responsibility for implementation, training, education and certification in the application of MAPICS Supply Chain Management, Thru-Put APS and Lean Manufacturing solutions.

Prior to joining MAPICS, Cavallaro was a Director, Management Consulting Services, at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he specialized in the application of Supply Chain Management improvement strategies and techniques. These performance improvement approaches included Synchronous Management, Lean Manufacturing, Balanced Scorecard Measurements and Business Process Redesign.

Cavallaro received his education from Norwalk State Technical College, the University of Bridgeport and Charter Oak State College in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

He is also the co-author of these books – Regaining Competitiveness – Putting The Goal to Work, Theory H.O.W. – How Organizations Could Work and Theory H.O.W. TO Workbook.

Forrest Large
Program Navigator, New North Center Forrest Large

Forrest Large is an enthusiastic training and development professional with over 25 years of experience in the business of learning. He has held global leadership positions within Fortune 100 organizations, as well as establishing his own team and leadership development consulting firm. His areas of expertise include Curriculum Design, Adult Learning Theory, Team Facilitation and Leadership Development. With a background in operations and manufacturing, Forrest utilizes a style focused on relationship building, action learning, measureable results, and bottom line impact.

Forrest received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Washington University, and a Masters Degree in Management from Aquinas College. He is a member of ASTD, AMA, ISPI, and an Achieve Global certified trainer. He has conducted training sessions throughout the world and for numerous organizations, including Kid’s Hope USA, Adoption Associates,
The Holland Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Forrest resides in Hudsonville, MI with his wife, Jennifer, and five children, ranging in ages from twenty-six to eight years old.

Diane McNally
Counselor, Diane McNally Consulting Diane McNally

Diane McNally provides consulting services to organizations of all sizes and focuses on optimizing business results through outstanding talent and organizational practices.  With over 20 years of executive experience in Fortune 250 organizations, Diane has demonstrated expertise in addressing a variety of Human Resources issues, including talent acquisition and retention, regulatory compliance, manager and team effectiveness, and executive coaching.  Diane is also a Certified Family Business Advisor providing expertise to closely held and family businesses on matters related to organizational alignment, succession planning and talent management.

Diane has held executive-level positions in Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Human Resources Compliance, Organization Effectiveness and Diversity.  Her academic credentials include a Ph.D. Human & Organization Development, MA Psychology, MA Organization Systems and a BA in Business Administration.  Diane also has served on faculty at Baldwin Wallace University and Cleveland State University providing graduate-level instruction in Human Resources and Psychology.

Robert Wolford
Attorney at Law, Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey Robert Wolford

Robert D. Wolford is Vice Chair of Miller Johnson’s Business Section (more than 25 attorneys). He is the chair of the firm’s Automotive Practice Group and a member of the Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy Practice Group. Mr. Wolford has been practicing law since 2001. He received his law degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Wolford was named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2009. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights. Also in 2009, he was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers–Rising Stars for bankruptcy & creditor/debtor rights. He is a Founding Member and Immediate Past President of the Turnaround Management Association West Michigan Chapter. He serves on the boards or as legal counsel for several community organizations.



Alison Miller

Meeting & Events Coordinator

(216) 901-8800
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