Features Manufacturing

Alexandre Neves – Emerson 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Alexandre Neves, the head of legal for Emerson in Brazil, is a unique blend of legal expertise and technological prowess. With a strong background in IT, Neves leverages his technology skills to tackle legal challenges and streamline processes within the legal department.  Emerson is a Fortune 500 company that manufactures products and provides engineering services […]

Dale J. Davis – Cummins Inc. 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When your employer is the world’s largest independent engine manufacturer, you’re expected to perform with precision. Whatever your department, you, too, have got to be part of a fine-tuned corporate engine.  So it goes with Dale J. Davis, who’s had much to do with keeping transactional processes humming since joining the Cummins Inc. legal staff […]

Elliot Kahler – Janus International Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As a collegiate tennis standout, Elliot Kahler wasn’t shy about charging the net. A slim 6-foot-3 specimen who captained Emory University’s nationally ranked team during his senior year, he’d establish his authority on the court.  Or anywhere else. Upon earning his undergraduate and law degrees from Emory University and cutting his legal teeth for just […]

Diana Marietti – Daikin Applied Americas, Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Words can be beneficial—or, if used incorrectly, lead to catastrophic consequences. At Daikin Applied Americas, Diana Marietti ensures people understand the impact of actions and words. She has firsthand knowledge of the power of words with over 26 years of legal experience as an associate, public defender and in-house counsel for various international companies like […]

Julio Pozo – San Miguel Industrias PET South America

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Sweaty palms, dry throats and racing heartbeats—that’s what most children and adults experience when they tackle public speaking. Julio Pozo, however, only experienced a thrill of excitement every time he stepped onto the stage at his small public school in Lima, Peru, to participate in debates or make speeches. He tells Vanguard that his mother […]

Lucy Andre – Stadler US

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Lucy Andre was mulling a move to an in-house counsel role, her father, who passed away soon thereafter, gave her valuable advice. He had run a company, and he’d had a close relationship with his general counsel. “You know, Lucy,” he said, “so far in your career, people have come to you with questions […]

Doug Balyeat – Pratt Industries Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

They’ve got the construction process at peak efficiency. Pratt Industries having assembled paper mills and box factories in other Southern and Midwestern locales, it broke grounds for its most recent such operations in December 2021 in Henderson, Kentucky. Everything’s on target for September’s ribbon cutting. “The nice part is we’re working with many of the […]

Paola Illescas – L’Oréal Mexico

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The biggest difference in moving from the Procter & Gamble legal staff to being general counsel of L’Oréal Mexico? For Paola Illescas, it’s been the opportunity to apply all she learned with a focus upon just one type of product and industry: beauty. All the better that it’s a personal favorite. “At Procter & Gamble […]

Laura Mongioi – AGC America, Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Antennae in the windshield that transmits critical information into the car. Fluoropolymer coatings that ward off rust and decay. Flame-retardant laminate that coats 5G wireless equipment. Tokyo-based AGC aims to create transformative technology and become the primary supplier to major manufacturing companies in the automotive, semiconductor, infrastructure, aerospace and biopharmaceuticals markets. For Laura Mongioi, deputy […]

Talia Flores – H&M Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Talia Flores and her colleagues arrived in Ecuador in mid-October, one of the first things they saw was a large H&M ad plastered on the wall of the airport terminal. As they rode a cab  into Quito, the country’s capital, they saw another one—this time on a giant billboard overlooking the highway. While most […]


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– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.


Summer I 2024



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