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2023 Speakers

John Savona
Corporate VP, Americas Manufacturing & Labor Affairs at Ford Motor Company
John Savona is vice president, Americas Manufacturing & Labor Affairs, Ford Blue, effective March 2, 2022. He reports to Kumar Galhotra, President, Ford Blue. Since 2021, Savona has been responsible for Ford’s North America manufacturing footprint […]
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Denise Johnson
Group President at Caterpillar Inc
Denise C. Johnson is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. She has responsibility for Resource Industries (RI), which includes Integrated Components and Solutions Division, RI Operations and Products Division, RI Sales, Services and Technology Division, and […]
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John Sampson
SVP Operations, Manufacturing, & Engineering at The Dow Chemical Company
John Sampson is Senior Vice President, Operations, Manufacturing & Engineering for Dow. In this role, Sampson presides over the Operations Leadership Team (OLT) and is accountable for the global Operations organization consisting of more than 22,000 […]
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Peter Kraemer
Chief Supply Chain Officer at Anheuser Busch InBev
Some people have jobs, some have careers, and some have found their true callings. I’m fortunate enough to have found mine at Anheuser-Busch InBev. As a fifth-generation brewmaster, I’ve spent the last 28+ years turning my […]
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Liz O’Neill
COO at Levi Strauss & Co
As executive vice president and chief operations officer for Levi Strauss & Co., Liz O’Neill is responsible for all supply chain operations, including sourcing, end-to-end planning, distribution, logistics and sustainability. Liz also leads companywide innovation, managing […]
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Natalie Wilkinson
VP, Manufacturing Project Innovation Center at Toyota
Natalie Wilkinson is the Vice President Manufacturing Production Innovation Center (MPIC) and dual capped as General Manager of Strategic Business Management and Production Support Center for Toyota North America.  A graduate of Oakland City University with […]
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Viju Menon
Group President at Stryker Corporation
In his role, Viju is responsible for global operations, including manufacturing, direct procurement, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, sustainability, integrated business planning, logistics and advanced operations such as Additive Manufacturing technology development. Education: Viju earned his doctoral […]
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Bart Talloen
VP, Strategy Innovation & Deployment at Johnson & Johnson
Bart has a lot of drive, energy and passion for excellence in all he does. He thrives on big challenges and stretch targets. He is workout & pushup fanatic, is a fan of running & cycling. […]
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Torsten Pilz
SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Honeywell
Torsten Pilz is Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer. Torsten has broad responsibilities for the integrated supply chain, including procurement and driving improvements in plant efficiency and working capital while continuing to enhance quality […]
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Vikram Agarwal
Chief Operations Officer at Danone
Vikram Agarwal brings over 33 years of international experience with global consumer goods companies. In a distinguished career spanning 30 years with Unilever, he led transformational local, regional and global roles, the most recent being Executive […]
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Mike Dundas
SVP of Global Operations, Manufacturing, & Technology at Dell Technologies
Mike is responsible for Dell Technologies global manufacturing, quality, and production planning. This includes manufacturing across 14 different Dell facilities, ODMs and contract manufacturers, as well as direct engineering support for product introductions, process engineering and […]
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Colin Miller
VP, Mission & Quality Assurance, Aeronautics Systems at Northrop Grumman
Colin Miller is sector vice president, Mission Assurance and Programs, for Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems, a premier provider of military aircraft, autonomous systems, aerospace structures and next-generation solutions. In this role, Miller is responsible for compliance, […]
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David Johnson
SVP, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management at Nissan Motor Corporation
David Johnson is the SVP, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management. Prior to this role he was Vice President, Production Engineering and New Model Quality, Nissan North America, Inc. where he was ensuring the highest level of […]
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Daniel Myers
Former EVP Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelēz International, Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business at University of Tennessee
Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business, University of Tennessee Board Member for Two Companies Private Equity Senior Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group Retired EVP, Global Supply Chain, Mondelēz International Former EVP, Global Supply Chain, […]
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Nick Drazic
VP, Aeronautics Operations at Lockheed Martin Corporation
Nicholas (Nick) Drazic is Vice President, Aeronautics Operations for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for production and quality performance and processes across the Aeronautics portfolio. Nick also has the responsibility to […]
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Bill Good
VP of Manufacturing at GE Appliances
Bill joined GE Appliances from Whirlpool where, over the course of eight years, he held positions of increasing scope and responsibility, including: Director of Assembly Operations at both the Findlay and Clyde Divisions; Director of Lean […]
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Rodrigo Lance
SVP Global Supply Chain at Kellogg Company
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Kelly Boyle
VP of Grocery Supply Chain Strategy and Operations at Walmart
Kelly has been working in the Food Supply Chain industry for 25+ years. She worked at General Mills for her “first act” starting in the manufacturing for 10 years and then moving into cross functional assignments […]
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Griffith Maupin
Sr. Manufacturing Services Manager at Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Griffith earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and his MS in Engineering Management from Marquette University. He has spent most of his 32 years of manufacturing experience with Harley-Davidson Motor Company, along with […]
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Eduardo Fusaro
VP of Manufacturing Engineering at EMBRAER
Professional with Mechanical Engineering degree and specializations on Quality & Productivity and Business Administration. Over than 18 year of experience in Aerospace Industry in several leadership positions. Responsible for developing and improving Manufacturing Processes in all […]
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Jimmy Blaser
VP of Manufacturing at Nestlé
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Brandy Hebert
VP Engineering Excellence at Estee Lauder
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LG Tackett
VP, Global Operations at PPG Industries
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Karpaga Sundari
Intuitive Surgical at VP US Manufacturing Operations
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Ryan Boynton
Plant Manager at King Arthur Baking Company
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Sarath Venkataraman
Senior Manager Digital Acceleration & Innovation at Nissan
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Charles Phillips
Director Manufacturing at Textron Systems
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Mark Allan
Senior Director, Operations Excellence at Leonardo DRS Inc
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2022 Speakers

Brian Krinock
SVP, Vehicle Manufacturing & Production Engineering at Toyota
Brian Krinock is a senior vice-president at Toyota Motor North America. He oversees the manufacturing operations of eight vehicle production facilities in the USA, Canada and Mexico, as well as having responsibilities for the production engineering/planning/process/equipment […]
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Chris Glover
President and CEO at Volkswagen Chattanooga Operations LLC
Chris Glover is the new President and CEO at Volkswagen Chattanooga LLC, the company’s assembly plant in Tennessee. Glover assumed the role on January 1st and will lead the plant’s transformation and push towards electric mobility, […]
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Peter Gibbons
Group President Enterprise Operations at 3M Company
Peter Gibbons joined 3M in November 2021 as group president of Enterprise Operations, which brings together manufacturing, supply chain and customer operations, and is focused on optimizing the customer experience through end-to-end aligned and agile operations. […]
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Vitor Gregorio
President and CEO at Bosch Thermotechnology North America
Vitor Gregorio is the President and CEO of Bosch Thermotechnology, the North America HVAC division for German multi-conglomerate Robert Bosch. For more than 20 years, Vitor has been transforming the organization, making Bosch the leading brand […]
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Laura Phillips
SVP, Global Sourcing & U.S. Manufacturing at Walmart
Laura Phillips is the Senior Vice President for Customer and Business Development, Walmart Global Sourcing. In this role, Laura works supports commercial strategy, customer engagement and business development initiatives within Global Sourcing across multiple categories and […]
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Stuart Countess
President & CEO at Kia Georgia
Stuart Countess is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kia Georgia’s manufacturing facility in West Point, GA.  Countess is responsible for all operational facets of the four-model assembly plant that employs over 2,900 employees and […]
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Martin Peryea
Founder, CEO/CTO at Jaunt Air Mobility
Jaunt Air Mobility is a transformative aerospace company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with design and manufacturing located in Montreal, Canada. Jaunt is building the next generation of eVTOL (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) air taxis for faster, […]
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Jill Redmon
EVP, Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety at Westinghouse Electric Company
Jill Redmon is the Executive Vice President for Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety for Westinghouse Electric LLC. In this role, Jill has overall accountability for Quality, Nuclear Safety Culture, Industrial Safety, Employee Concerns Program, Human Performance, […]
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Stephanie Pullings Hart
SVP, Operations at Warby Parker
Ms. Hart is currently the Senior Vice President of Operations at Warby Parker. During her tenure, Warby Parker went public through a direct listing, opened a second optical lab, and has maintained exceptional quality and customer […]
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Daniel Myers
Former EVP Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelēz International, Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business at University of Tennessee
Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business, University of Tennessee Board Member for Two Companies Private Equity Senior Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group Retired EVP, Global Supply Chain, Mondelēz International Former EVP, Global Supply Chain, […]
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Nick Hoffman
Nick Hoffman is a singer-songwriter, fiddle player, producer, and television personality. He is also the host of the Outdoor Channel television series “Nick’s Wild Ride”, which airs on Outdoor Channel. He is also co-founder of the […]
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Shedrick Kynard
VP of Operations at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
Shedrick Kynard is the Vice President at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for Body, Paint, and Assembly Operations responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating all plant operations in accordance with pre-established objectives at optimum […]
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Bart Talloen
VP, Strategy Innovation & Deployment at Johnson & Johnson
Bart has a lot of drive, energy and passion for excellence in all he does. He thrives on big challenges and stretch targets. He is workout & pushup fanatic, is a fan of running & cycling. […]
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Maciej Stawicki
VP Global Manufacturing at Procter & Gamble
Maciej Stawicki is the P&G Global Manufacturing Vice President. He owns the Integrated Work System capability building program for 113 manufacturing sites across the globe. Stawicki earned his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Warsaw Technical University […]
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Natalia Méndez
Global Head of Manufacturing at Philips
Natalia Méndez DeBriones, leads the medical devices manufacturing cluster for Philips. In her current role she is responsible for leading 13 manufacturing plants, located across the world.  She has been in Medical Devices manufacturing for the […]
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Maithili Shenoy
VP Sourcing & Manufacturing at Target
Maithili Shenoy is the Vice President of Western Hemisphere Sourcing & Manufacturing for Target. In this role, she has leadership for Target’s Owned Brand Nearshore Sourcing across all categories.   Prior to Target, Maithili spent almost 2 […]
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Barb Callander
VP Six Sigma, Operations Excellence and Learning at Maple Leaf Foods
Ms Callander is Vice President, Operations Excellence, Six Sigma and Learning at Maple Leaf Foods (MLF) and a member of the MLF Senior Management Forum, focusing on continuous improvement and process optimization. With extensive experience in […]
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John McGirr
VP, Manufacturing at Corning Incorporated
John McGirr is vice president, Manufacturing, Corning Incorporated, effective June 2019. McGirr is responsible for global manufacturing performance, advancing cost leadership, deploying capabilities, and developing the next generation of leadership. He is also responsible for setting […]
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Eric Crouthamel
VP Operations Transformation at MillerKnoll
Eric Crouthamel is Vice President Operations Transformation and Integration for MillerKnoll, which after merger is one of the largest and most influential modern design companies in the world.  In his new role, Eric is responsible for […]
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Mike Carroll
VP Innovation at Georgia-Pacific
Mike is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Engineering and an advanced education in Psychology. With dog-years of experience as an industry executive, Mike’s background includes Pulp & Paper – with Mead and […]
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Kulwant Sandhu
VP, Integrated Supply Chain at Outset Medical
Kulwant Sandhu joined Outset as Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain in April 2018, she has 30 years of end to end domestic and international supply chain architecture and optimization experience in high growth environments. Prior to […]
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Ron Norris
Director Innovation, GP Operations at Georgia-Pacific
Ron helps others transform the way work happens. He is a results-driven leader and a frequently requested speaker in forums around the world. He has vast experience in leading high-performance cross-functional (customer, product, operational) teams, organizational […]
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Debra Poppas
VP – Global Quality & Industrialization at Luminar Technology
Debbie Poppas was named PACCAR Vice President – Global Quality & Industrialization beginning September 2021. Prior to her current role, Ms. Poppas held positions as the Vice President Global Quality for PACCAR, Senior Vice President of […]
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Angela Reamer
VP of Manufacturing at Monin
Angela Reamer is the Vice President of Manufacturing at Monin Americas.  With a continuous improvement mindset, she leads the manufacturing, maintenance and engineering teams while also being highly involved in safety and quality.  During her 17 […]
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Sergio Loureiro
VP, Core Operations | Cloud Operations + Innovation at Microsoft
Sergio is VP, Core Operations, Microsoft CO+I, driving global growth of the Azure Cloud. He oversees global End-to-End Data Center Delivery, EH&S, Physical Security, Governance, Risk Management, Resilience, Business Continuity, Assurance, Compliance, Learning & Development, Sustainability […]
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John Haselrig
VP Specialty Operations, GN Specialty Operations at Glanbia Nutritionals
John Haselrig is currently VP of Specialties Operations at Glanbia Foods. His previous roles include VP of Operations and Development at Meijer Foods, Regional VP of Mid-West operations in The Coca- Cola Company, Plant Manager in […]
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Will Wootton
VP Operations at Intermountain Nutrition
Experience from several different fields; Oil and gas, manufacturing, health care, pharma, education. Practitioner of Operational Excellence, Problem Solving, Organizational Transformation, and Personal Development. Love challenging the status quo, helping teams and individuals to grow, and […]
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Thomas Ford
Training Manager at Peterbilt Motors Company
Thomas Ford has 19 years of experience with PACCAR and is currently the Peterbilt Training Manager. He previously worked as a Material Handler, Design Engineer, Liaison Engineer, Liaison Engineering Manager, and Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Thomas holds […]
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Tammy Golden
Executive Director Workforce Strategy at General Motors
Tamberlin Golden is the General Motors Executive Director, Workforce Strategy, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, as of May 2021. Tamberlin leads the strategy to increase the overall agility of the global workforce by enabling skills-based […]
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Gustavo Lage
Sr. Director, Enterprise Operational Excellence at Medtronic
Gustavo Lage is the Senior Director of Operational Excellence, Process and Leadership Excellence for Medtronic Inc. In this role, Gustavo provides leadership and strategic direction to Capture, design and standardize the “one best way” (1BW) methodology […]
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Brent Roach
Sr. Manager – Business Process Improvement at Tyson Foods
Brent Roach is a native of Arkansas and has lived in NWA for 25 years.  He started his business career as an industrial supply salesman.  From there he became a trainer / performance consultant for Dale […]
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Satish Seshayya
IT Business Applications Leader at Lennox International
Satish Seshayya has been the IT Business Applications Leader for Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Human Capital Management at Lennox International since January 2017. He is responsible for driving technology innovation in areas such as Industry […]
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Adrienne Golding
Director, Six Sigma & Operations Excellence at Maple Leaf Foods
For over 16 years, Adrienne has worked with one of Canada’s leading Food Manufacturing companies, Maple Leaf Foods, in various roles, primarily within the Pork Complex of the organization.  As a Director of Six Sigma and […]
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Zhaleh Naghibzadeh
Sr. Director – EHS at PepsiCo Beverages North America
Zhaleh Naghibzadeh, Senior Director of EHS Systems and Processes for PepsiCo North Americas Beverages, is a seasoned EHS professional with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing settings including food/beverages, utility, chemicals, and electronics assembly.  She […]
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Martin Venegas
Director Manufacturing Monterrey at The Hershey Company
I am an endless learner with 15-years of experience in global food & beverages companies, helping Supply Chain, Manufacturing & Engineering teams to unleash people potential for value creation. I believe in a people-first culture to […]
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Liana Pop
Business Transformation Director at Reynolds Consumer Products
Liana Pop is a Business Transformation Director at Reynolds Consumer Products. In her current role, Liana is partnering cross-functionally to design, test and implement strategic initiatives for the company. Additionally, Liana is leading the program governance […]
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Stephen Graham
Manufacturing & Product Quality Excellence Executive at Baker Hughes
Stephen Graham is considered by many to be a Renaissance Man – he’s travelled the world, he’s a great story teller, he’s a trained Engineer, and he knows how to put people at ease and bring […]
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Christina Hudson
TechnipFMC at Director of QHSES Excellence
Director, QHSES Excellence 5 years with TechnipFMC 25 years experience ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Business Process Management Certification Boston College University, Master Black Belt from Cameron | Schlumberger Experience: Business Excellence, Pulse Impact Quality, […]
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Jackie Perez
Plant Manager at Bendix CVS
Jackie Perez is a Plant Manager responsible for the production of active vehicle safety systems within the commercial vehicle industry at Bendix, located in Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico. The campus near the Texas border combines three production […]
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Doug Saunders
Director of North America Manufacturing at Flexco
Douglas has been at Flexco for 4 years. He is responsible for the roles of Director of Manufacturing Operations North America. Prior to Flexco, he worked at Flexco GR and Clipper Belt Lacer. He earned his […]
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Thomas Schoen
Director Process Excellence at Clarios, LLC
Tom is currently Director of Process Excellence at Clarios. He has 27 years of manufacturing leadership experience in the US Region in the areas of Operational and Process Excellence, Continuous Improvement, Engineering and Quality. Tom has […]
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Olawale Ojo
Sr. Global Lean Director at Griffith Foods
Wale is the Senior Global Lean Director at Griffith Foods, headquartered in Alsip IL. In this role he leads the development, implementation and sustainability of the global Lean program called the Griffith Production System. He is […]
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Morgan Malone
Principal, Global Manufacturing Leader/Digital Supply Chain Transformation at EY
Morgan Malone is the Global Manufacturing Leader at EY, responsible for delivering world class manufacturing capabilities and results to our clients. Morgan has 20+ years experience across consulting and industry, with a specific focus on manufacturing […]
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Paul Damaren
Executive Partner at ReposiTrak, Inc
Paul Damaren is an Executive Partner with ReposiTrak, a global software company. Paul has worked as an Executive in the Management Systems and Food Safety Certification space for 17 years and has over 35 years’ experience […]
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Paul Boris
President and COO at Praemo
Starting his career in operations and engineering at companies including GM, Paul recognized the opportunities to drive performance with advanced manufacturing IT solutions. Ever since, he has been a leading voice for emerging technologies like the […]
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Willem Sundblad
CEO and Co-Founder at Oden Technologies
Willem Sundblad is the co-founder and CEO of Oden Technologies, a company empowering manufacturers to make more, waste less, and innovate faster through machine learning and applied analytics. He is a Forbes.com contributing writer and a […]
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Christina Pierce
Operations Manager at Panasonic Industrial IoT Solutions Group
Christina currently heads the sales operations for Panasonic’s Industrial IoT Solutions group leading a technical sales team developing Industry 4.0 material flow solutions for the manufacturing industry. Prior to joining Panasonic, Christina spent 22 years at […]
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Shane Yount
President at Competitive Solutions, Inc.
Shane A. Yount is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, and President of Competitive Solutions, Inc. (CSI), an international Business Transformation consulting firm which pioneered the acclaimed organizational development system known as Process Based Leadership®. Since […]
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Matt Delaney
Head of Enterprise Solutions at Covalent Networks Inc.
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David Meek
Executive Partner, Global Practice Leader - Industry 4.0, IBM Consulting at IBM
David joined IBM in 2002 and has 30 years of experience deploying supply chain, analytic, IoT and AI solutions to a variety of manufacturers in automotive, electronics, chemicals, agribusiness, consumer products and both upstream and downstream […]
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Mike Lackey
Global VP of Solution Management, Digital Manufacturing at SAP
Mike Lackey joined SAP in 2008 through the acquisition of Visiprise and is the Global Head of Solution Management, Digital Manufacturing. With previous roles at Visiprise, NetVendor and Teradyne Manufacturing Software Group, Mr. Lackey has a […]
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Shawn Smith
Business Leader - North America at Performance Solutions by Milliken
Shawn is the Business Leader for North America. Shawn has held multiple positions in his 17 years with Milliken. His roles as Process Improvement Engineer, Operations Leader, Supply Chain Leader and Senior Practitioner have prepared him […]
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Donavan Hornsby
Chief Market Strategy Officer at Benchmark ESG
Donavan Hornsby has dedicated the past 20 years of his career to the advancement of Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) principles and best practices in industry. Donavan serves as Chief Market Strategy Officer at Benchmark Digital […]
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James Newman
Augury at Director of Market Strategy
James Newman is Director of Market Strategy at Augury. With over 20 years of experience across engineering, manufacturing, and technology adoption, James brings a customer-focused outlook to understanding how technology impacts organizational outcomes. James’ experience has […]
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Fabien Duboeuf
Industry Manager, Manufacturing at Google Cloud
Leveraging his scientific background, his career started as a research scientist working on bacteria and enzymes in France, England and in the US. He learned to gather insights, design experiments to find creative solutions. Later as […]
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Michael Hart
Sr. Director, Product Management at Plex
Michael Hart is a senior director of product for manufacturing and industrial IoT at Plex Systems. In this role, he designs and builds cloud solutions exclusively for the manufacturing industry. Mike also leads IoT (Internet of […]
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2021 Speakers

Brian Krinock
SVP, Vehicle Manufacturing & Production Engineering at Toyota
Brian Krinock is senior vice president, Vehicle Plants, for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). TMNA supports Toyota’s engineering and manufacturing operations in North America. In his current role, Krinock is responsible for Toyota’s seven vehicle assembly […]
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Jami Dunbar
SVP, Product Supply at Under Armour
Jami Dunbar is Senior Vice President of Under Armour’s Global Product Supply. With 25 years’ experience in apparel and footwear, her key focus is conceiving, testing and developing future processes for design, manufacturing and virtualization of […]
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Dave Warrick
General Manager, Global Supply Chain at Microsoft
As GM of Global Supply Chain for Microsoft, Dave manages the order to cash cycle, Channel Operations Planning  and Distribution & Logistics for all Microsoft physical products worldwide including Xbox, Surface, Accessories and Surface Hub.  He […]
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Ana Lopez
VP, Supply Chain at Unilever
An industrial engineer with over 26 years of experience. Ana is currently responsible for the North America Foods and Refreshments Supply Chain. She is responsible for planning,  manufacturing, engineering, and strategic planning for a wide array […]
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Mitra Kashanchi
VP, Manufacturing Chemicals at Chevron Corporation
Mitra Kashanchi is the Vice President of Chevron Chemicals, a position she has held since October 2020. Ms. Kashanchi began her career with Chevron 29 years ago.  Previously, she served as Salt Lake Refinery General Manager, […]
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Elizabeth Baker
Head of Integrated Supply Chain Strategy, Transformation and Process at Philips
Newly appointed as Head of Integrated Supply Chain Strategy, Transformation and Process, Elizabeth Baker leads the global transformation of Integrated Supply Chain and Order to Cash processes at Philips. She is responsible for developing the ISC […]
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Bart Talloen
VP, Strategy Innovation & Deployment at Johnson & Johnson
Bart has a lot of drive, energy and passion for excellence in all he does. He thrives on big challenges and stretch targets. He is workout & pushup fanatic, is a fan of running & cycling. […]
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Daniel Myers
Former EVP Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelēz International, Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business at University of Tennessee
Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business, University of Tennessee Board Member for Two Companies Private Equity Senior Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group Retired EVP, Global Supply Chain, Mondelēz International Former EVP, Global Supply Chain, […]
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Lance Kearbey
Chief Operations Officer at Electrolux Major Appliances
Lance Kearbey is the Chief Operations Officer for Electrolux Major Appliances. In this role, he is responsible for Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Purchasing, Digital Solutions and Project Management Lance began his business career with Electrolux in […]
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Bill Good
VP, Supply Chain Network at GE Appliances
As Vice President, Supply Chain Network at GE Appliances, a Haier company, Bill Good is responsible for managing all GEA factories and leading the entire Supply Chain network through its Lean transformation. Under Bill’s leadership, his […]
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Allison Grealis
President at Women in Manufacturing
Allison Grealis is founder and president of the Women in Manufacturing® Association (WiM), a national trade association focused on supporting, promoting and inspiring women in the manufacturing sector. She also is president of the WiM Education […]
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Rebecca Liebert
EVP Operations at PPG Industries
Rebecca Liebert is executive vice president, PPG. She joined the company in June 2018 and leads PPG’s global industrial and automotive OEM coatings businesses, including the company’s mobility initiatives. She also oversees the company’s Asia Pacific […]
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David Johnson
VP, Production Engineering & New Model Quality at Nissan
David Johnson is vice president, Production Engineering and New Model Quality, Nissan North America, Inc. He was appointed to this position in April 2017. In this role, Johnson is responsible for ensuring the highest level of […]
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Peter Evans
Director of Service & Performance for Business Services at LEGO
Peter Evans was born in 1955. He joined LEGO in February 2016. The early part of his career was in Finance in various industries, including Defence, Financial Services and Telecommunications.  Peter worked for GE Capital throughout […]
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Alessio Preti
Head of Manufacturing Digital Transformation at Philip Morris International
Alessio Preti joined Philip Morris Italy in 2008 in Supply Chain and Warehousing. His varied career has taken him through different roles in Manufacturing, from Line Lead till Manufacturing Manager for the smoke-free product platforms. In […]
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Darren Sekiguchi
VP of Production for the F-35 Lightning II Program at Lockheed Martin Corporation
Darren Sekiguchi is Vice President and Program Manager, F-35 Lightning II Program Production Business Unit, at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. In this capacity, he is responsible for strategy, planning, proposal efforts, and delivery of F-35 Lightning […]
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John McGirr
VP Manufacturing at Corning Incorporated
John McGirr is vice president, Manufacturing, Corning Incorporated, effective June 2019. McGirr is responsible for global manufacturing performance, advancing cost leadership, deploying capabilities, and developing the next generation of leadership. He is also responsible for setting […]
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Karen Norheim
President and COO at American Crane and Equipment Corporation
Karen Norheim serves as President and COO of American Crane & Equipment Corporation and is passionate about all things manufacturing. Karen’s company’s journey to their mantra – Grit Matters: Perseverance, Heart & Integrity has been the […]
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Erin Sharp
Retired Group VP, Manufacturing at The Kroger Co
Erin Sharp recently retired as Group VP, Manufacturing and Enterprise Sourcing from The Kroger Co. Erin was responsible for The Kroger Company’s network of 33 manufacturing sites across the US. These include dairies, bakeries, beverage plants […]
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Srinath Sriram
Director, Fortive Business System at Fortive
Srinath has over 9 years of experience leading Operations teams through lean transformation journeys and deploying lean tools to deliver strong results. In his current role at Fortive, Srinath is responsible for deploying FBS (Fortive Business […]
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Johan De Langhe
Global CI Champion at Barry Callebaut
Johan De Langhe is Global Continuous Improvement Champion at Barry Callebaut. He has 30 years experience in operations, supply chain, and total quality management which includes his time at Puratos, Deloitte, and Genencor International (now DuPont). […]
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Jocelyn Brulé
Manager, eCollaboration & Records Management at Pratt & Whitney Canada
Jocelyn has an engineering background and worked in many areas of Pratt & Whitney. He also holds a Master in Management of Technology and a degree in computer science. In the past few years, he led […]
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2020 Speakers

Peter Evans
Director of Service & Performance for Business Services at LEGO
Peter Evans was born in 1955. He joined LEGO in February 2016. The early part of his career was in Finance in various industries, including Defence, Financial Services and Telecommunications.  Peter worked for GE Capital throughout […]
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Gary Johnson
Chief Manufacturing and Labor Affairs Officer at Ford Motor Company
Gary Johnson is Chief Manufacturing and Labor Affairs Officer, effective October 1, 2018. In this role, Johnson is responsible for overseeing the global operations of every Ford assembly, stamping and powertrain plant around the world. In […]
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Bart Talloen
VP Supply Chain Innovation & Insights at Johnson & Johnson
As an executive supply chain leader for more than 25 years, Bart has a proven track record of success across several key SC functions such as Planning, Engineering, Technology Transfers, Project Management, Continuous Improvement, Mfg Operations, […]
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Amy Meyer
VP Technical Services at Kohler Co
Amy M. Meyer is Vice President, Technical Services for Kohler Co. In this role, Amy is responsible for the management of all aspects of Global Procurement; Aviation and Business Travel; Architecture and Interior Design; Construction Engineering […]
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Sergio Huerga
VP Performance Improvement & Engineering at L'Oreal USA
Sergio Huerga has successfully led transformational changes in supply chain, increased profitability and operational efficiency, and increased productivity at leading global organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods and L’Oreal. Currently, he is leading manufacturing […]
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Gerald Johnson
EVP of Global Manufacturing at General Motors
Gerald Johnson was named executive vice president, Global Manufacturing effective April 1, 2019. In this role, he leads GM’s global manufacturing operations, manufacturing engineering and labor relations organizations, and is a member of the GM Senior […]
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Ronda Wright
Director, Process Improvement at The Coca-Cola Company
Ronda Wright has been interested in solving problems and understanding how things worked since she was a child. Naturally inquisitive, it was not uncommon for her to take apart every watch that her parents gave her […]
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Allison Grealis
President at Women in Manufacturing
Allison Grealis is founder and president of Women in Manufacturing (WiM), a national trade association focused on supporting, promoting and inspiring women in the manufacturing sector. She is also the vice president of association services of […]
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Daniel Myers
Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business at University of Tennessee
Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business, University of Tennessee Board Member for Two Companies Private Equity Senior Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group Retired EVP, Global Supply Chain, Mondelēz International Former EVP, Global Supply Chain, […]
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Ramesh Chikkala
Retired SVP, International Supply Chain & Food Manufacturing at Walmart
Ramesh Chikkala is an independent board members and corporate advisor with 25 years of retail and five years of manufacturing experience in senior management and C-Suite roles. For the past 11 years Ramesh held positions of […]
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Tim Jamison
Worldwide Production Excellence Leader, Global Operations at Cargill
Tim Jamison is the Worldwide Production Excellence Leader for Cargill’s Global Operations. In his role, Tim is responsible for operational excellence and continuous improvement practices at over 1400 operating facilities in 70 countries and spanning 155,000 […]
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Rebecca Teeters
VP of Environmental Strategies and Initiatives at 3M
Rebecca Powers Teeters, holds a PH.D., in Chemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia and brings 20 plus years of dedication, commitment and leadership to 3M.  She has served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility […]
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Chad Toney
Executive Director, Advanced Engineering at GE Appliances, a Haier Company
Chad Toney is the Executive Director, Advanced Engineering at GE Appliances, a Haier company.  He started working for Maytag, who was then purchased by Whirlpool, where Chad held roles of increasing responsibility such as Lean Manager, […]
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Doug Bayer
Director Global Manufacturing at Procter & Gamble
Doug Bayer is the Global Manufacturing Associate Director at the Procter & Gamble Company. Doug’s key responsibilities include institutionalizing operational excellence in manufacturing and across the supply chain, leading the digital transformation in Manufacturing as well […]
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Daniel Alderete
Sr. Director, Industrial Performance at Sanofi
Daniel Alderete joined Sanofi Pasteur’s Switwater Site in Pennsylvana in November 2017 as Manufacturing Excellence Senior Director. He leads a 37-member team to ensure the improvement of industrial performance including the Master Data Management and Systems’ […]
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Debbie Poppas
VP Global Quality at PACCAR
Debbie Poppas was named PACCAR Vice President – Global Quality beginning January 2016. Prior to her current role, Ms. Poppas held positions as the Senior Vice President of Global Engineering, Quality and IT at Remy International, […]
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Tamberlin Golden
Plant Director, Flint Engine Operations at General Motors
Tamberlin Golden is the Plant Director, Flint Engine Operations for General Motors. She is responsible for leading and inspiring the team to drive and deliver positive business performance through exceptional execution of the lean principles impacting […]
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Manny Pineiro
VP, LATAM Supply Chain Strategy & Import/Export Operations at PepsiCo
Manuel (Manny) Pineiro is Vice President, LATAM Supply Chain Strategy, leading the development and deployment of the SC Transformational agenda. LATAM serves 34 developing and emerging markets with more than 70,000 of the company’s associates which […]
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Steven Hoink
Sr. Director, PepsiCo Latin America Digital Strategy at PepsiCo
30 years practical experience in manufacturing and supply chain operations for PepsiCo with experience in every aspect of value chain execution… sales, merchandizing, all aspects of manufacturing operations, sales operations, and go-to-market. Currently, the Digital Strategy […]
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Aidan Trindle
VP, Global Storage Manufacturing & Technology Operations at Dell Technologies
Aidan is Vice-President of Global Manufacturing Operations in Dell, based in Ireland, with responsibility for supporting the Storage & Solutions portfolio of products. Aidan leads a diverse and talented global team, spanning the spectrum of manufacturing, from […]
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Donzel Leggett
VP, Global Manufacturing Excellence, Global Platforms and ASLA SC at General Mills
Donzel A. Leggett is Vice President, Global Manufacturing Excellence, Global Platforms and ASLA Supply Chain, for General Mills, Inc. Leggett reports to John Church, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain. Donzel joined General Mills in 1996 as […]
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Temeca Mitchell
Plant Manager - Rocky Mountain Bottle Company at Molson Coors Beverage Company
Temeca has been with Molson Coors Beverage Company for 4 years, holding several Supply Chain leadership roles. She is currently the Plant Manager at Molson Coors bottle manufacturing joint venture facility with Owens Illinois/O-I (Rocky Mountain […]
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Massimo Andolina
SVP, Operations at Philip Morris International
Massimo Andolina joined Philip Morris in Lausanne in 2008 as Director, Operations Planning. He became Vice President, Operations of the Latin America & Canada Region in 2011 and moved to oversee our European Union Region’s operations […]
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Tony Snyder
VP Product Portfolio Management & Deployment at Philip Morris International
Tony Snyder joined the tobacco industry in 1992 and his varied career has taken him around the world with roles in tobacco procurement, factory management and R&D in three continents, including 12 years leading global product […]
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Eric Norris
Corporate Continuous Improvement Leader, Operations & Engineering at DuPont
Eric Norris is the Global Continuous Improvement Leader for the DuPont Corporation.  In his role, Eric is leading Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement across the DuPont enterprise focusing on sustainability and profitable growth. His responsibilities include […]
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Amy Zaban
Regional CI Leader at Bunge North America
Amy Zaban is a lean coach for Bunge, NA a global agribusiness and food company. She is responsible for leading Lean and Six Sigma programs for both commercial and industrial divisions. Bunge is rolling out their […]
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Hector Geist
VP Manufacturing at Fairfield Processing Corporation
Highly experienced and proven operations executive with an exceptional record of performance and continual career progression with two industry leaders over a 20-year career. Ability to optimize team performance through empowering leadership and smart application of […]
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Tim Blubaugh
Director of Operational Excellence at USG
Tim is currently the Director of Operational Excellence at United States Gypsum Company, where he leads the Continuous Improvement, Reliability, Quality, and the Enterprise Project Management Office and reports to the Chief Technology Officer.    This role […]
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Paul Boris
EVP & CRO at Praemo
Boris is the CRO and a Board Member of Praemo, a technology company delivering AI for industrial operations. He also serves as a Board Member and Advisor to startups in the advanced robotics, machine learning and […]
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Jordan Workman
Global Business Director at Performance Solutions by Milliken
Jordan Workman, Global Director of Client Development for Performance Solutions by Milliken, leads a team focused on partnerships and strategy within the manufacturing and supply chain functions of multi-national clients. Clients served span a variety of […]
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John Barcus
Group VP, Manufacturing Industries at ORACLE
John Barcus is Vice President responsible for the Oracle Global Manufacturing Industries. The Manufacturing Industries Solutions Group works globally with customers, partners, and within Oracle to refine industry strategy and build industry solutions that support the […]
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Alastair Orchard
VP Digital Enterprise at Siemens PLM Software Inc.
After nearly two decades of industrial experience as a manufacturer and vendor, Alastair was a founder member of the Digital Enterprise organization when Siemens went public with its digitalization portfolio in 2014. Living in Italy he […]
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Mike Lackey
Global VP of Solution Management, Digital Manufacturing at SAP
Mike Lackey joined SAP in 2008 through the acquisition of Visiprise and is the Global Head of Solution Management, Digital Manufacturing.  With previous roles at Visiprise, NetVendor and Teradyne Manufacturing Software Group, Mr. Lackey has a […]
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Katy George
Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company
Katy George is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, and leads the Operations Practice, which includes the firm’s services in manufacturing and supply chain. Katy’s 23 years of client service have focused on operational performance […]
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Artem Kroupenev
VP Strategy at Augury
Artem is VP Strategy at Augury, where he oversees Augury’s AI-based machine health, performance, and digital transformation solutions. He has over a decade of experience in technology, product, innovation, and business development, and has co-founded technology […]
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Shay Scott
Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Institute at University of Tennessee
Shay Scott, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) at The University of Tennessee (UT). Ranked as a top program globally, UT’s GSCI exists to shape and influence the practice of SCM […]
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David Jimenez
Global Managing Director—CPG at Softtek
As Managing Director for the CPG industry, David leads the design of solutions and services globally, as well as the delivery of all Softtek projects oriented to CPG. His team develops the digital capabilities necessary to […]
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Beni Lopez
Global Managing Director—Industrial & US Market at Softtek
Beni Lopez currently holds a dual role as Managing Director for Softtek’s Industrial vertical and overall US market. Prior to Softtek’s vertical restructuring, Beni held the role of Chief Globalization Officer, where he directed and coordinated […]
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Shane Yount
President at Competitive Solutions, Inc.
Shane A. Yount is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, and President of Competitive Solutions, Inc., an international Business Transformation consulting firm which pioneered the acclaimed organizational development system known as Process Based Leadership® – A […]
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Mark Stroll
SVP at Sight Machine
Sight Machine is the Manufacturing Productivity Platform, making manufacturing stronger, sustainable and resilient. Mark is the Senior Vice President of Sales at Sight Machine, with responsibilities that include sales strategy and go-to-market execution with strategic partner […]
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Jon Sobel
CEO at Sight Machine
Jon has served on the management teams of several companies in pioneering industries, including Tesla Motors, SourceForge, and in its early years, Yahoo! Jon holds an BA from Princeton, a JD from the University of Michigan, […]
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Joe Gerstl
Director of Digital Product Management at General Electric
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