Companies & Executives http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Made in USA Apparel Brands Succeed in Market http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-apparel-brands-succeed-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Would you be surprised to find out that San Diego has a fashion design industry? On July 30<sup>th</sup>, the Fashion Group International San Diego held a meeting, titled &quot;Going from Designer to Manufacturer,&quot; featuring Barrie Kauffman and Heather Haas from two San Diego-based clothing lines: <a href="http://www.fablesbybarrie.com/new-look-book/">Fables by Barrie</a> and <a href="http://fiveloavestwofishclothing.com/">Fiveloaves Twofish</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-apparel-brands-succeed-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-apparel-brands-succeed-market#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Procurement Global Economy Inside California Manufacturing Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:07:00 +0000 146631 at http://www.industryweek.com How to Lead a Manufacturing Revolution http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/how-lead-manufacturing-revolution <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Siemens Industry CEO opens up about his role in the American Manufacturing Renaissance and what it means for manufacturing, the workforce and the industries of the future. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/how-lead-manufacturing-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/how-lead-manufacturing-revolution#comments Competitiveness Customer Relationships Companies & Executives Emerging Technologies Growth Strategies Leadership Technology News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0000 146601 at http://www.industryweek.com <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> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p><em>We are on the verge of a complete new era for manufacturing.&quot;</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;-- Helmuth Ludwig</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Chief Executive Officer<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Siemens Industry Sector for the United States<br /> <strong>Prior Positions:</strong> President Siemens Systems Engineering Business Unit, President Siemens PLM Software<br /> <strong>Degrees / Honors: </strong><br /> Master&rsquo;s, University of Karlsruhe<br /> MBA, University of Chicago<br /> PhD, Christian Albrechts University</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> Leveraging IT for Competitive US Production http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/leveraging-it-competitive-us-production <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Third of a three-part series. Firstronic CEO John Sammut talks technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/leveraging-it-competitive-us-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/leveraging-it-competitive-us-production#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Information Technology Technology Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 146391 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><strong>IT Supports a Quality Culture: </strong>Firstronic&#39;s IT implementation proactively manages project complexity and demand variability, automatically tracking activities and dealines and notifying responsible parties if the schedule is slipping. Combined with it&#39;s lean philosophy, Firstronic&#39;s IT helps drive high quality by minimizing non-value-added activity and process variation; preventive measures through standard audits; and the use of industry-specific product or process validations.</p> Kia Motors to Build Its First Auto Assembly Plant in Mexico http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-siting/kia-motors-build-its-first-auto-assembly-plant-mexico <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>KIA is the third foreign carmaker in as many months to announce major projects in Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-siting/kia-motors-build-its-first-auto-assembly-plant-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-siting/kia-motors-build-its-first-auto-assembly-plant-mexico#comments Companies & Executives Strategic Siting Expansion Management Growth Strategies Leadership News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:21:00 +0000 146571 at http://www.industryweek.com Suzuki Blames Spider Webs for Kizashi Sedan Recall http://www.industryweek.com/quality/suzuki-blames-spider-webs-kizashi-sedan-recall <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The arachnids can weave webs in a vent hose running from a car's gasoline tank, blocking it and causing the tank to build up negative pressure as fuel is used.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/quality/suzuki-blames-spider-webs-kizashi-sedan-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/quality/suzuki-blames-spider-webs-kizashi-sedan-recall#comments Companies & Executives Quality Safety News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:00:00 +0000 146551 at http://www.industryweek.com Reducing Reliance on Cancer Drugs, Roche Acquires US Biotech Firm http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/reducing-reliance-cancer-drugs-roche-acquires-us-biotech-firm <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>InterMune's flagship medicine pirfenidone has already won approval in the European Union and Canada as a treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and is under regulatory review in the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/reducing-reliance-cancer-drugs-roche-acquires-us-biotech-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/reducing-reliance-cancer-drugs-roche-acquires-us-biotech-firm#comments Companies & Executives Expansion Management Finance Leadership News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:30:00 +0000 146311 at http://www.industryweek.com Workforce and Lean Strategies Help Keep Manufacturer in the US http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/workforce-and-lean-strategies-help-keep-manufacturer-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Second of a three-part series. Firstronic CEO John Sammut describes how lean and workforce strategies help grow production in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/workforce-and-lean-strategies-help-keep-manufacturer-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/workforce-and-lean-strategies-help-keep-manufacturer-us#comments Companies & Executives Lean / Six-Sigma Growth Strategies Leadership Workforce News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:33:00 +0000 146201 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A Firstronic worker inspects a board that has been conformal coated.</p> Who Says You Can't Manufacture Electronics in the US? http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/who-says-you-cant-manufacture-electronics-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Firstronic CEO John Sammut explains his strategy for building an electronics company that manufactures in the U.S.--and exports to Korea, China, Mexico and India.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/who-says-you-cant-manufacture-electronics-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/who-says-you-cant-manufacture-electronics-us#comments Competitiveness Customer Relationships Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Leadership News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:07:00 +0000 144861 at http://www.industryweek.com <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> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p><em>We are ... different from the typical contract manufacturer that is chasing any business they can get their hands on.&rdquo;&nbsp; -- John Sammut</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> President &amp; CEO<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Firstronic LLC<br /> <strong>Industry: </strong>Electronics Contract Manufacturing<br /> <strong>Prior Positions:</strong> CEO, Live Sports Radio, LLC; President &amp; CEO, EPIC Technologies, LLC<br /> <strong>Degrees / Honors: BS, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Management </strong>from Lawrence Technological University; <strong>MBA</strong> from INSEAD, the European Institute of International Business<br /> <strong>Ernst &amp; Young Entrepreneur of the Year,</strong> Technology, Midwest Region, 2006</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> Photo Courtesy of Grand Rapids Business Journal Berkshire Hathaway Fined for Lax Share Purchase Reporting http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/berkshire-hathaway-fined-lax-share-purchase-reporting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. antitrust officials fine Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway $896,000 for failing to notify regulators ahead of a large securities acquisition in December 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/berkshire-hathaway-fined-lax-share-purchase-reporting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/berkshire-hathaway-fined-lax-share-purchase-reporting#comments Companies & Executives Global Economy News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 146121 at http://www.industryweek.com Kennametal CEO Cardoso Retiring http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/kennametal-ceo-cardoso-retiring <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"Carlos Cardoso has served well as a strong leader through an important time in the company’s history," said Kennametal Lead Director William R. Newlin, chairman of Newlin Investment LLC.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/kennametal-ceo-cardoso-retiring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/kennametal-ceo-cardoso-retiring#comments Companies & Executives Leadership News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:12:00 +0000 145991 at http://www.industryweek.com