Training Advisory Board Mission Statement

To provide guidance, improve skills and offer resources that assist Honda supplier training personnel to be successful in strengthening and developing their associates to meet customer needs.


Downloadable Resources 

Core Curriculum

Supporting Documents



Needs Assessment
On The Job Training
Performance Analysis to Training Plan
Registration & Tracking
Training Evaluation

If you have any questions or concerns about

Benchmarking, Core Curriculum, On The Job Training, Performance Analysis, & Training Evaluation please email or

Orientation, Registration & Tracking please email or

TAB Members

Danny Franz  |  Diana Allen  |  Jeff Mills
Samantha Wilkins |  Steve Brielmaier
|  Wendy Cromer

Danny Franz

Danny Franz

Danny works at Honda Logistics North America in the Training and Development department. His job focus is in training development, facilitating quality circles nationally, administrating a partnership with Columbus State and running HLNA’s e-learning training program. Before working at Honda Logistics, Danny worked at Jefferson Industries Corporation in the Administration and Training department. He has also been a middle school and high school Language Arts and Humanities teacher. He has 4 children, a cat, and a dog and is a psychotic Denver Broncos fan.

Diana Allen

Diana Allen

Jeff Mills

Jeff Mills

Training Manager with Yamada North America- Performance consultant role; evaluating for improvement, plan, develop, implement, coordinate, conduct and lead training activities associated with all Management, Staff, Team Leader & Associate levels in all departmental areas of company.  Origination of Training Department, seeking optimal performance & providing opportunities for success at YNA working with one Training Assistant Manager and five Training Coordinators.

Prior to YNA- twenty years with Procter & Gamble/ The Iams Company- Performance consultant role managing corporate training & safety at six North American locations and a European facility in Coevorden, the Netherlands for 1200+ manufacturing employee customer group; after multiple roles in manufacturing & human resources management.  After Iams, eight years with charter high school in Dayton, OH as a guidance/career placement counselor and life skills & work readiness teacher, working with 16-22 year old “At Risk” students.

Professional Certifications: DDI –Development Dimensions International facilitator, AchieveGlobal facilitator including for Honda’s Generations/Resolving Conflict and Honda’s Leadership series: BGL, GL1 & GL2.  Also, facilitator of Honda’s Basic Quality Tools, 5Ps of Problem Solving and Effective Communication Skills; OSHA Compliance -501: facilitator of OSHA 30-Hour & OSHA 10-Hour classes and Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens & Casey Life Skills.

Samantha Wilkins

Samantha Wilkins

Steve Brielmaier

Steve B

Coordinator in the General Administration department of Honda Accessory America, LLC (HAA-O).   Responsible for organizing and providing training support to associates as needed.  Also responsible for on-boarding of new associates and development of training plan for the Ohio Office.

Prior to joining HAA, I worked at Ada Technologies Inc. (ATI) as the Training Coordinator.  At ATI, I developed the new hire orientation for all new associates involving the quality side training.  Created hands on training using micrometer, caliper, height gage, bore gage, snap gage and uni-micrometer for associates to practice measuring actual parts.  Incorporated PQCTs and quality control into the class to simulate the manufacturing floor as much as possible.  Also taught soft skills such as leadership and communication classes.

Previously taught for 6 years as a school teacher in 3rd grade, 4th grade and 6th grade.

Certified Development Dimensions International (DDI) facilitator and in Honda’s Effective Communication Skills, Basic Quality Tools and the 5 Principles of Problem Solving.

Wendy Cromer

W Cromer headshotTraining & Development for Stanley Electric U.S., located in London, Ohio.

I am fairly new to the Training Advisory Board.
My background is in Athletics Administration and Compliance.
My responsibilities at Stanley Electric include: New Hire Orientation, our Suggestion and EZ Solution Program, SUS Quality Circle Program, Organizing training and recertification for our skilled, technical, and administrative positions, and I am working to develop an Associate Engagement Program. I serve not only on TAB, but the Circle Assistance Network (CAN) as the Secretary. I have two sons, one of whom is in the United States Air Force.

HOST is dedicated to supporting
Honda North America OEM suppliers
in the development of their associates.

Shelsa McEntee-Smith, SHRM-CP
Phone: (614) 902-2006 or 937-644-7789
Abby Mader
Phone: (937) 644-7789
Greg DeJaynes
Phone: (937) 644-7904