Richard H. Waclawek
Director, Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives
State of Michigan
Richard Waclawek is Director of Labor Market Informatin and Strategic Initiatives, the bureau that provides data on occupational wages, job outlooks, industry forecasts and employment statistics for the state of Michigan. Rick has extensive experience in the global automotive industry, most recently in corporate business operations, business and strategic planning, and product portfolio management. He has a strong international background both as a global director of corporate strategy and as a manager on an international assignment in Europe. He also possesses a broad technical background in engineering of automotive components and systems and has more than 14 years experience in engineering and corporate management. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth, Rick served as global director of corporate strategy and business development for Visteon Corporation in Dearborn. From 1971 to 2000, he was employed by Ford Motor Company in positions ranging from development engineer and chief product analyst to European operations planning and program manager for electronics.