Companies & Executives http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Pirelli Future, and Calendars, Safe in Chinese Hands http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/pirelli-future-and-calendars-safe-chinese-hands <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The accord will see Pirelli delisted from the Milan bourse and split into two units, one producing high-end tires, the other industrial tires.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/pirelli-future-and-calendars-safe-chinese-hands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/pirelli-future-and-calendars-safe-chinese-hands#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Transportation Trade Global Economy Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:50:00 +0000 163441 at http://www.industryweek.com Paul Gilham/Getty Images Apple Co-Founder Talks Smartwatches and the Future http://www.industryweek.com/technology/apple-co-founder-talks-smartwatches-and-future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Wozniak has some concerns about smartwatches in general, "every one of them so far just seem to be between me and the better screen that I really want to see on my cell phone</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/apple-co-founder-talks-smartwatches-and-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/apple-co-founder-talks-smartwatches-and-future#comments Companies & Executives Emerging Technologies Product Development Global Economy Innovation Leadership Resources Technology The Latest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:05:00 +0000 163421 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak applauds after the FCC voted to approve Net Neutrality during a hearing at the FCC headquarters February 26, 2015 in Washington, DC.</p> Mark Wilson/Getty Images Wilson Swings for the Fence with Louisville Slugger Buy http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/wilson-swings-fence-louisville-slugger-buy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The purchase now means Amer owns baseball's official bat and glove. The Louisville Slugger brand is used by 60% of all Major Leaguers, according to the H&B web site.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/wilson-swings-fence-louisville-slugger-buy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/wilson-swings-fence-louisville-slugger-buy#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Supplier Relationships Finance Global Economy Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:32:00 +0000 163111 at http://www.industryweek.com Rob LaFrentz/IndustryWeek Chinese Takeover of Pirelli Met with Resignation in Italy http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/chinese-takeover-pirelli-met-resignation-italy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The bitter pill for Italy, which has struggled to kick-start growth, comes just weeks after the announcement that Qatar's sovereign fund is to become sole owner of a prime area of real estate in the northern city of Milan.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/chinese-takeover-pirelli-met-resignation-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/chinese-takeover-pirelli-met-resignation-italy#comments Companies & Executives Transportation Leadership Operations Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:22:00 +0000 163081 at http://www.industryweek.com Mark Thompson/Getty Images Lessons from the Front Lines: Engineering a Successful Career http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/lessons-front-lines-engineering-successful-career <div class="field-byline"> Meredith Kovarik, Director of Supply Chain, Jabil </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Women choose STEM and manufacturing disciplines for a variety of reasons. For me, it wasn't that I didn't have a choice to go into a STEM discipline, but it was completely the culture I grew up in.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/lessons-front-lines-engineering-successful-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/lessons-front-lines-engineering-successful-career#comments Companies & Executives Corporate Culture Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:11:00 +0000 162971 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>True transparency doesn&rsquo;t leave room for discrimination, but rather creates a groundwork for equality because success is more closely and visibly tied to performance.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Meredith Kovarik</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Director of Supply Chain<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Jabil</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek Leader of the Week</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> GM's Opel Unit to Put the Brakes on Russian Market http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/gms-opel-unit-put-brakes-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Opel, the European arm of General Motors, announced Wednesday it will withdraw from the Russian market, where its sales are falling.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/gms-opel-unit-put-brakes-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/gms-opel-unit-put-brakes-russian-market#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Cost Management & BPM Transportation Finance Global Economy Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:16:00 +0000 162651 at http://www.industryweek.com Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images Machinists Union Petitions NLRB for Election at Boeing in South Carolina http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/machinists-union-petitions-nlrb-election-boeing-south-carolina <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The IAM said Boeing workers at the North Charleston facilities had contacted it to share numerous concerns, including forced overtime, fair wages and a lack of shop-floor respect. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/machinists-union-petitions-nlrb-election-boeing-south-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/machinists-union-petitions-nlrb-election-boeing-south-carolina#comments Companies & Executives Labor / Employment Policy The Latest Tue, 17 Mar 2015 03:47:00 +0000 162491 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Boeing Nucor's Steely Resolve for Long-Term Success http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/nucors-steely-resolve-long-term-success <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>With sales of more than $19 billion annually, Nucor (IW 500/64) is a manufacturing powerhouse but it wasn&rsquo;t always that way. In fact, recalls former CEO Dan DiMicco in his new book <em>American Made: Why Making Things Will Return Us to Greatness</em>, when Ken Iverson brought the former nuclear technology company into the steel business in the 1960s, &ldquo;the corporation was fighting for its very survival.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/nucors-steely-resolve-long-term-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/nucors-steely-resolve-long-term-success#comments Companies & Executives Corporate Culture Growth Strategies Teamwork Leadership Workforce The Latest Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:13:00 +0000 162271 at http://www.industryweek.com Photo by Jeronimo Nisa How an American Sock Manufacturer Battled Its Way Back from Bankruptcy to Growth http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/how-american-sock-manufacturer-battled-its-way-back-bankruptcy-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>President & CEO Ric Cabot led Darn Tough Vermont through the lean years caused by low-cost offshore competition -- and back to growth. Here's how.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/how-american-sock-manufacturer-battled-its-way-back-bankruptcy-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/how-american-sock-manufacturer-battled-its-way-back-bankruptcy-growth#comments Companies & Executives Process Improvement Strategic Planning & Execution Innovation Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week The Latest Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:00:00 +0000 161921 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>I took a chance on the idea that people would be willing to pay a bit more for a performance sock that was top of the line and guaranteed for life.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;-- Ric Cabot</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> President &amp; CEO<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Cabot Hosiery Mills / Darn Tough Vermont</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek Leader of the Week</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> ExxonMobil Cuts Spending but Predicts Higher Output http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/exxonmobil-cuts-spending-predicts-higher-output <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil said Wednesday it would reduce investment spending by nearly 12% this year in response to lower crude-oil prices, but projected higher production.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/exxonmobil-cuts-spending-predicts-higher-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/exxonmobil-cuts-spending-predicts-higher-output#comments Companies & Executives Strategic Planning & Execution Global Economy The Latest Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:50:00 +0000 161591 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>ExxonMobil cuts investment spending in face of lower oil prices.</p> Scott Olson/Getty Images News