Leadership http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Entrepreneurial Spirit Molds Plastic Technologies’ Success http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/entrepreneurial-spirit-molds-plastic-technologies-success <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Plastic Technologies was built on technical expertise but speed and efficiency are becoming increasingly important in a more competitive environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/entrepreneurial-spirit-molds-plastic-technologies-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/entrepreneurial-spirit-molds-plastic-technologies-success#comments Intellectual Property Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Leadership The Latest Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:15:00 +0000 176111 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Founder Tom Brady says any employee at PTI can be considered by the management team for an opportunity to buy an equity stake. Some 40% of PTI employees are owners today.</p> Anna Duee, JobsOhio Volkswagen Plans to Extend CEO Through 2018 http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/volkswagen-plans-extend-ceo-through-2018 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Just months after a bitter power struggle with the company patriarch, Martin Winterkorn appears to be on his way to at least a full decade atop VW.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/volkswagen-plans-extend-ceo-through-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/volkswagen-plans-extend-ceo-through-2018#comments Companies & Executives Transportation Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:52:00 +0000 176051 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup, Getty Images Foreign Automakers Still Driven to Invest in China http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/foreign-automakers-still-driven-invest-china <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After a couple of boom years — 14% growth in 2013, 6.9% in 2014 — car sales in China are slumping this year, expected to increase just 3.0%. That doesn’t change the long-term outlook, though.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/foreign-automakers-still-driven-invest-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/foreign-automakers-still-driven-invest-china#comments Companies & Executives Expansion Management Transportation Trade Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:38:00 +0000 176041 at http://www.industryweek.com Alexander Koerner, Getty Images MEP Director Carroll Thomas Takes a People Approach to US Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/mep-director-carroll-thomas-takes-people-approach-us-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>As Manufacturing Day nears, the new head of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership shares her thoughts on delivering value to the smaller manufacturer and being a champion of manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/mep-director-carroll-thomas-takes-people-approach-us-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/mep-director-carroll-thomas-takes-people-approach-us-manufacturing#comments Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Operations The Latest Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:05:00 +0000 175761 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/uploads/2014/08/openquote-iw.png") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>A very important role for MEP has always been championing for manufacturing.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Carroll Thomas</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Director<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership</p> <p><strong>Previous Position:</strong> Associate Administrator,<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Office of Small Business Development Centers, Small Business Administration<strong> </strong></p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" target="_blank">IndustryWeek</a><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" target="_blank"> Leader of the Week</a></strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Ask the Expert: What Strategies Will Help Us Accelerate Our Lean Journey? http://www.industryweek.com/ask-expert-lean-leadership/ask-expert-what-strategies-will-help-us-accelerate-our-lean-journey <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Every manufacturing company that is serious about embarking on a lean or continuous improvement journey will face significant barriers -- and it won’t just be from the “old-timers.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/ask-expert-lean-leadership/ask-expert-what-strategies-will-help-us-accelerate-our-lean-journey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/ask-expert-lean-leadership/ask-expert-what-strategies-will-help-us-accelerate-our-lean-journey#comments Ask the Expert - Lean Leadership Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:05:00 +0000 175821 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock When Leaders Lose Their Way http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/when-leaders-lose-their-way <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Advice on coping with C-suite pressures that can put you on a path to unemployment, or worse.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/when-leaders-lose-their-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/when-leaders-lose-their-way#comments Companies & Executives Corporate Culture Leadership Gold The Latest Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:02:00 +0000 175571 at http://www.industryweek.com Why Your Teams Don't Get Anything Done http://www.industryweek.com/teamwork/why-your-teams-dont-get-anything-done <div class="field-byline"> Rick Bohan, principal, Chagrin River Consulting LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In too many organizations, teams are either taken for granted or aren’t seen as being that important in the bigger scheme.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/teamwork/why-your-teams-dont-get-anything-done" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/teamwork/why-your-teams-dont-get-anything-done#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement Teamwork Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:54:00 +0000 175691 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock Indian Economy Grows 7.0% in Quarter http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/indian-economy-grows-70-quarter <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The figure checks in below the median forecast of 7.4% growth and increases pressure on Narendra Modi to boost the emerging economy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/indian-economy-grows-70-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/indian-economy-grows-70-quarter#comments Emerging Markets Growth Strategies Global Economy Leadership The Latest Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:35:00 +0000 175551 at http://www.industryweek.com Handout, Getty Images Rolls-Royce Cooperating During Brazil Corruption Probe http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/rolls-royce-cooperating-during-brazil-corruption-probe <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The bribery scandal has engulfed many of Brazil’s elite, with ties all the way to president Dilma Rousseff, who was chairwoman of Petrobras during the years of corruption.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/rolls-royce-cooperating-during-brazil-corruption-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/rolls-royce-cooperating-during-brazil-corruption-probe#comments Companies & Executives Legislation Transportation Global Economy Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:12:00 +0000 175531 at http://www.industryweek.com Mario Tama, Getty Images; inset: Scott Olson, Getty Images Boeing Wins $1.49 Billion Order for Surveillance Airplanes http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/boeing-wins-149-billion-order-surveillance-airplanes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The aircraft are for the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/boeing-wins-149-billion-order-surveillance-airplanes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/boeing-wins-149-billion-order-surveillance-airplanes#comments Companies & Executives Leadership The Latest Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:49:00 +0000 175471 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Scott Olson, Getty Images