Features Manufacturing

Matt Boisen – Highspot

Sometimes on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram some corporate executive, celebrity, athlete or journalist posts a picture of their phone that shows a truly unwieldly number of unread emails. Who are these people, and why are they so busy they can’t read or delete these thousands of messages? Matt Boisen knows how to help them, just […]

Tom Burton – Traeger Pellet Grills LLC

It’s as sure a sign of spring as swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano. As the green creeps back into the lawns and trees begin to bud, off comes the grill cover, up goes the lid and on go the steaks. As spring approached in 2020 at Traeger Pellet Grills in Salt Lake City, Tom […]

David Murgio – Ranpak

It’s a role where David Murgio doesn’t often need to consult his law books, working for an Ohio-based global manufacturing company that specializes in protective paper-based packaging. Chief sustainability officer and corporate secretary of Ranpak since last year, Murgio was general counsel and chief operating officer of One Madison Group, the acquisitions firm that purchased […]

Shahin Timdarazar – GKN Automotive

When Shahin Timdarazar started his job at GKN Automotive in January of 2019, it was pretty clear what his manager was expecting: change. In the wake of its acquisition in 2018—when the UK-headquartered company that once made Minis and Spitfires was bought by Melrose Industries—a firm known to buy, improve and sell manufacturing outfits—change was […]

Aaron Spira – Whirlpool Corporation

Call it the largest game of international whack-a-mole you can think of, involving washing machines, trade policy, tariffs and more. It was—and still is—an interesting time at Whirlpool Corporation, says Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Aaron Spira. Presently, he and his team tend to matters including global litigation, procurement, mergers and acquisitions, tariffs and […]

Jordan Goodman – Mark Andy Inc.

Sometimes the circumstances are just right. Not long after Jordan Goodman relocated from Chicago to St. Louis, the investment group in which he was involved was looking to acquire the world’s leading manufacturer of narrow-web printing and finishing equipment. Following the acquisition, Goodman became the general counsel and vice president of human resources for the […]

Hugo Teufel III – Raytheon

As if helping the company navigate the challenges of social distancing and a freefalling economy weren’t enough, Hugo Teufel III has addressed privacy issues associated with one of the largest mergers in American history: that of the Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation. Completed in April, the $135 billion deal created the world’s second-largest aerospace […]

Jonathan Gulsvig – Professional Plastics

It was not something Jonathan Gulsvig’s parents ever printed on the T-shirts they made, but it might have been a nice fit. “We don’t need more attorneys, but every family should have one,” he recalls his mother telling him. As he watched his parents operate the family-owned apparel business started by his grandfather, his mother’s […]

Rachel Bays – Honeywell Aerospace Licensing and Working Capital

From the legal arguments that led to successful appeals of death penalty cases in Missouri, to the export and licensing of aerospace technology, Rachel Bays has researched a lot of laws. But while she’s great at hitting the books, Bays, an assistant general counsel for Honeywell Aerospace’s Licensing and Working Capital unit, likes to see […]

Daniel I. Puente – Grupo Cuprum

Since 1948, Grupo Cuprum has been supplying aluminum used to make products for the construction industry, auto parts, ladders and hospital beds. Based in Monterrey, it’s an enduring company with a network of plants and more than 70 retail stores and operations in Mexico, the United States and Canada. It’s also provided a wealth of […]

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