Daniel Giesecke is senior vice president and chief operating officer and manages the company’s operational strategy. He is responsible for global operations, advanced manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, and supply chain management that includes sourcing and procurement, planning, inventory, and global order fulfillment at Knowles. Daniel’s leadership creates value by delivering innovative processes and automation to achieve and best-in-class quality and delivery of products, which has positioned Knowles as a world-class manufacturer.
Daniel joined Knowles in 1995 and has held positions with increasing responsibility in engineering, supply chain and operations. Throughout his time at the company, Daniel led the start-up of multiple manufacturing sites throughout Asia as well as the transfer of operations between facilities. Under his leadership, his team developed the manufacturing process for the first surface-mounted MEMs microphone, the SiSonic™ Series and scaled into High Volume Manufacturing. Through his work in enhancing global value creation processes, Daniel has helped improve the company’s efficiency and profitability.
Previously, he was at Ohmite Manufacturing Co. for three years, where he developed and scaled into production, high-power, thick film resistors.
Daniel graduated from Northern Illinois University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering. He also received his Master of Engineering Management degree from Northwestern University.
A member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society, he also volunteers and supports various wildlife and conservation organizations.
Daniel lives in the Chicago area with his wife and three children.