Pelican Wire Adds Management Execs

Mar 20 2022



Pelican Wire, a Wire Experts Group Company, added Mike Dunn as Plant Manager, Bob Soares as Quality Manager, and Doug Wanser as Maintenance Manager to its Naples, Florida manufacturing facility.

Dunn has over 30 years of success in operational excellence in diverse industries using Lean, Six Sigma and continuous improvement methodologies in single and multi-plant environments.  Dunn received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Detroit and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University (Detroit).

Soares is a seasoned Quality Professional with over 30 years of experiences in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Quality Engineering and Quality Management. He has been the quality management system representative for multiple organizations, including those involved in consumer products, automotive, medical devices, and industrial applications.  Soares holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and has also been certified by the American Society for Quality as a Quality Engineer (CQE), Quality Auditor (CQA), Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) and Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB).

Wanser joins Pelican Wire after being an Electrical Engineer in the High-Speed Yacht industry. He was also Electronics Component Tech, and later, Assistant Maintenance Manager for Publix Supermarkets, maintaining electro-mechanical equipment and managing preventative maintenance and root cause analysis programs.  He earned a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Mechatronics from SUNY Delhi. He also holds an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design from SUNY Delhi.

Pelican Wire President Ted Bill says “I am very excited to have Mike and Bob joining the Pelican Wire team. They both bring a strong background in operational excellence and delivering on customer focused results. The addition of these strong leaders will allow us to continue our tradition of delivering top quality resistance and thermocouple wire.”   “Doug brings a strong background in machine and equipment maintenance to the Pelican Wire team. I’m expecting his experience will help us further automate our business to stay competitive in an environment of increasing business cost.”