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Vardis Supports The Watermill Group and Quality Metalcraft

Vardis is proud to support The Watermill Group and Quality Metalcraft (QMC) in the appointment of Dwight Closson as Senior Vice President of Operations.


Dwight comes to QMC most recently from Midway Products where he had been employed since 2005 and was responsible for seven Tier 1 manufacturing plants producing Body, Chassis and Powertrain products for the automotive industry.

Dwight's experience in running multiple plants, Lean Manufacturing and 5S will be a great addition to the QMC/EMI team as they strive for operational excellence.  Reporting to Dwight will be Plant Operations, Materials, Maintenance, Manufacturing Engineering and Lean Continuous Improvement.

Founded in 1964, Quality Metalcraft (QMC)  a premium, niche provider of highly engineered, metal formed assemblies serving a wide range of transportation industries, including automotive, aerospace and defense, heavy trucking and construction equipment. The company specializes in advanced prototyping, in-house tooling, low-to-medium volume production, and factory assist services. Based in Livonia, Michigan, QMC is a highly technical organization with an adaptable, flexible manufacturing footprint. 


The Watermill Group  is a strategy-driven private investment firm that helps companies achieve their full potential through strategic transformation. For more than three decades, Watermill has been acquiring, operating and improving companies. Watermill looks for businesses in which it can apply a unique combination of strategic insight and management expertise to re-imagine their future and drive growth.


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