Seraph Launches Manufacturing Excellence Leadership Program, an Extension of the Seraph Operational Excellence Awards

November 1, 2023

Seraph is excited to announce the launch of our latest initiative, the “Manufacturing Excellence Leadership Program.”

This program marks an exciting expansion of the Seraph Operational Excellence Awards (award applications opening December 2023 for the 2024 awards program). The “Manufacturing Excellence Leadership Program” is designed for students aspiring to pursue careers in manufacturing who wish to explore the automotive industry’s offerings.

 “Our aim is to nurture the next generation of manufacturing and operational excellence leaders through an immersive, hands-on externship experience that exposes students to top operational companies.”

Thomas Kowal, President of North America


We welcome applications from:

Students who are studying manufacturing, industrial engineering, supply-chain and/or operations management.

  • University undergraduates in their sophomore, junior or senior year. *
  • Seniors in technical high schools. *

*Applicants must reside within the United States.


What to Expect:

Onsite Assessment

We will select four (4) winning students for the “Manufacturing Excellence Leadership Program.” Each recipient will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to one of the on-site plant assessments conducted within the United States by the Seraph team for the Operational Excellence Awards. The assessment will give our winning students an up close and personal experience in shadowing the Seraph team, while we are conducting a plant assessment to determine the health of the organization across operations, logistics, quality, and human resources.

This is a unique opportunity that will provide students with an opportunity to learn from operational consultants that have tremendous expertise in manufacturing. Students will gain an inside perspective of a plant’s operations and the components that make up the health of an organization’s processes.

In addition, each student will be awarded $1,000 scholarship from Seraph. 

Be Our Guest at the 2024 Operational Excellence Awards – Networking with Manufacturing Experts

On June 6, 2024, we will be hosting the 2nd annual Operational Excellence Awards ceremony held at Chroma in Detroit, MI. All recipients of the Manufacturing Excellence Leadership Program will join the gala as our guests. This evening will provide the opportunity to mingle with some of the top industry experts from across North America.


Meet and Greet with our CEO or President of North America

Each selected student candidate will have the opportunity to engage in a one-on-one discussion via Teams with either Ambrose Conroy, our CEO, or Thomas Kowal, our President of North America. This is a unique chance for you to connect with individuals who are passionate about giving back to the industry. Students can look forward to sharing stories and discussing their future with them.


Enrollment period starts November 1, 2023, and goes through February 29, 2024.

Students will need to submit their application on


For more information on how to participate, please visit

About Seraph 

A global enterprise consulting firm that partners with business leaders to handle their most complex problems in areas such as supply chain, operations, and manufacturing challenges while delivering long-term operational and leadership improvements. Seraph has extensive on-site industry experience in the automotive, private equity, defense, medical device, electronics, energy infrastructure, and engineering sectors. The Seraph leadership team brings vast expertise across; crisis management, mergers, acquisitions, due diligence, restructuring, turn-around services, product launches, and logistics. Our four-phase process has been proven to provide quick payback and positive ROI, which is measured throughout customer engagement. Learn more at and follow Seraph on LinkedIn.

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