Hi everyone! I’m Michael Dauka and I’m really excited to be your Vice President this year. A little bit about me – I’m a huge sports fan (especially the Pittsburgh Steelers), I play and referee soccer, and I snowboard. Northern Michigan is my favorite place on the planet and I try to get up there as much as possible.
This is my first year serving on e-board in SCMA, however I previously served as the chair of the Internal Case Competition. This was a great experience and I’d highly recommend participating. I’m currently a Junior and I’m very excited to be interning at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, OH as a Supply Chain Intern this summer. Last summer I interned in Purchasing at GKN Driveline, a tier one automotive supplier located in Auburn Hills, MI. At GKN my main project involved developing a supplier strategy for the spare parts commodity across plants in the Americas region, resulting in approximately $1.8M in cost savings.
SCMA is a fantastic organization that I credit for shaping me into both the student and professional that I am today. SCMA offers a lot of opportunities to build your skills, and I highly recommend getting as involved as possible. A great way to start is by coming to our General Membership Meetings (GMMs). SCMA also offers several trips and events throughout the year. We also offer several chair positions which can provide you with meaningful leadership experience. Please get involved! You’ll meet some great people and become motivated to be the best person you can be.