Features Manufacturing

Adelaida Adames – Philip Morris International DO & Caribbean Markets

Times change for any industry, and Philip Morris International—the world’s most successful cigarette company—has long acknowledged the old axiom about smoking being hazardous to one’s health. It is aiming for a smoke-free future by promoting products such as e-cigarettes and technology that heats but doesn’t burn. That makes it an exciting time for Adelaida Adames, […]

Alberto Villanueva – Sanmina

Four countries, each with their own unique culture and corporate environment. Seventeen production plants churning out widgets and wares by the ton: medical devices, communications networks, industrial and automotive equipment, IT, electronic systems, clean technology, the list goes on. Nineteen thousand employees—more than Lowe’s or Charles Schwab, and nearly twice as many as Facebook. And […]

Brandon James – Gold Medal Products Co.

For nearly 90 years, Gold Medal Products Co. has put the pop into the corn and the hot into the dogs as a manufacturer and vendor of the cookers, poppers, warmers and chillers that prepare the snacks and drinks sold at movie theaters, ballparks and arenas all over the country. Founded and still owned by […]

Catherine Jopling – MPW Industrial Services

Whether she’s planning a dinner party, making a quilt or mapping out legal initiatives, Catherine Jopling says there’s a predictable path that unfolds as she strives to make each project successful. She says there will always be a planning phase to coordinate multiple elements, including the overall impact and effect each project has on its […]

Divya Mehta – KONE

Getting her foot in the door was Divya Mehta’s first step toward a new job at KONE, allowing this marathoner to run with a new opportunity. Admittedly, Mehta says she wasn’t the ideal candidate for at the $8.9 billion global engineering company that manufactures elevators and escalators in 60 countries worldwide. She had no experience […]

Doug Balyeat – Pratt Industries Inc.

Asked to elaborate on what it means for a company to have an “entrepreneurial spirit”—a term he frequently uses to describe his current employer’s overall philosophy and approach—Doug Balyeat could’ve leaned on any number of tired clichés: thinking outside the box or dreaming the impossible. You know the lines. Instead, he takes a moment to […]

Erin Wiggins – TS Tech Americas Inc.

It’s the world’s seventh largest automaker by volume, the Japanese-owned Honda Motor Co., which churns out around 5 million vehicles annually. Wherever it’s doing so, there’s likely to be a TS Tech installation nearby, producing the specialized seats and door liners as well as other interior necessities and accessories. Partially owned by Honda, there are […]

Golin Kosowitz – Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS)

When Golin Kosowitz joined Honeywell in January 2019, one of her first orders of business was to don a safety hat and glasses and venture out on one of the company’s plant floors. But the general counsel for procurement for the multinational company didn’t just want a cursory tour—her intent was to solicit input from […]

Jason Goldman – GKN Powder Metallurgy

When his alarm goes off in the early hours of the morning, Jason Goldman has to remember what time zone he’s in. Then he spends the rest of the day sweeping through the meridians to keep pace with the business needs of the day. It’s been an exciting—and long-awaited—job opportunity for the entrepreneurial-minded lawyer from […]

Joe Bonassar – Dymax Corporation

Whenever Joe Bonassar finds himself wondering what to work on next, he doesn’t use a fancy project-management platform or iPhone app. Instead, he makes the four-step trek from his desk to the whiteboard at the front of his office. There, neatly drawn in black marker, is a square sectioned into four boxes, each with its […]

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