Features Manufacturing

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 […]

Fabiola Nabuco Leva – Trane Technologies

Est. reading time: 5 mins

So much heavy industrial manufacturing under one corporate entity, it seemed prudent to split Ingersoll Rand and allow two separate business divisions to proceed with what they could do best. Prudent, however, is not to be confused with simple. Nothing is when overhauling a multinational. But the process was consummated in 2020 with Trane Technologies […]

Tajanae Mallett – Arjo

Est. reading time: 4 mins

One day during a middle school computer class in Naperville, Illinois, Tajanae Mallett took a skills and knowledge test that predicted her ideal career would be as a corporate attorney. For the last 10 years, she’s followed that path, but not in the traditional sense. Typically, a lawyer spends time honing their legal skills in […]

Adriana Ehiar – BIC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

If someone is told that eating chocolate ice cream violates federal regulations, it seems simple enough—but what about chocolate gelato, chocolate shaved ice or vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce? The nuances and legal complexities of regulations are what make compliance difficult to understand and adhere to for many people, Adriana Ehiar explains. Over the […]

Robert W. Karr Jr. – Fuji International and Blommer Chocolate Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For cocoa farmers in the Ivory Coast, the day begins early. They work plots averaging 10 acres while producing more than two-thirds of the world’s cocoa supply. Many of the beans they grow and harvest, then dry and ferment, will be made into chocolate half a world away each year in Chicago’s West Town. The […]

Santiago Lopez Aufranc – Newsan

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Despite the rocky Argentine economy, Newsan introduced Motorola’s new line of smart televisions in the country in April. That’s on top of the Motorola smartphones Newsan has been manufacturing since 2014. “A great partnership,” says Newsan’s legal manager, Santiago Lopez Aufranc. But, he laments, it’s being tested by circumstances beyond the company’s control. The Argentine […]

Claudia Trancozo – Britânia Eletrodomésticos

Est. reading time: 4 mins

What’s the key to success as an in-house attorney?   For Claudia Trancozo, it’s fluency in French.  She’s the legal manager and head of the legal department for Britânia Eletrodomésticos, one of Brazil’s largest appliance manufacturers. While the role doesn’t require her to speak French, it was her in-house experience helping the French carmaker Renault expand […]

Jennifer Motwani Hurley – Lockheed Martin

Est. reading time: 4 mins

She’s not just knocking wood over the fact Lockheed Martin hasn’t had a serious work stoppage in the past 10 years. Jennifer Motwani Hurley tries to ensure business continues under any condition. Last April, for instance, she helped the defense and aerospace contractor agreed to a new four-year, two-month contract with its machinists’ union in […]

Wahid Guirguis – HCI Systems Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As the only in-house attorney at HCI Systems Inc., Wahid Guirguis is involved in all its operations, from compliance and regulatory matters to labor and employment and human resources. With few outside counsel, he spends his days working with managers and leadership of the company’s offices throughout California. He also handles contracts, reviews legal documents, […]

Jessie Basner – Trane Technologies

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At Trane Technologies, Jessie Basner manages every stage of civil cases, which can be heard from federal courts down through state and local ones, with a goal of resolving disputes before they reach a courtroom. That’s no small task, says the associate general counsel for commercial litigation in the Americas. With its Trane and Thermo […]

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