Norm Augustine, Former CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Art Byrne, Former CEO, Wiremold Co.
Learn what top leaders must do to lead a lean transformation--from the man who set the standard for executive lean leadership, Art Byrne, former CEO of Wiremold Co.
Lewis Campbell, CEO, Navstar International Corp.
Scott Crump, Chairman, founder of Stratasys Ltd.; inventor of fused-deposition modeling
Hear how Scott Crump, CEO of Stratasys and inventor of fused-deposition modeling (aka 3D manufacturing or additive manufacturing), turned a hot-glue project –a “froggie” for his then 2-year-old daughter—into an entirely new industry that brought rapid prototyping out of sci fi and into the hands of manufacturers.
Robert Curl Jr., co-discoverer of the "buckyball"
Read the story of how pure curiosity and the playful desire to see things explode led to Robert Curl’s contribution to the invention of a new class of carbon compounds, which paved the way for a new branch of chemistry—nanotechnology-- that is poised to have a profound impact on manufacturing.
Richard E. Dauch, co-founder and executive chairman of the board, AAM
Robert 'Doc' Hall, Professor emeritus, Indiana University
Read about Robert ‘Doc’ Hall, the man who wrote about lean principles—just-in-time (JIT) inventories, kanban, and set-up reduction, to name a few-- before the term “lean” was introduced into the manufacturing lexicon.
Jim McNerney, CEO, Boeing Co.
Paul O'Neill, Former CEO, Alcoa Inc.
Hear how a philosophy grounded in providing a safe workplace for employees drives performance, from the man who set the standard, Paul O’Neill, former CEO of Alcoa Inc. (IW 500/48)
. Thirteen years after retirement, his legacy is that Alcoa maintains a work-loss injury rate of .136, well below the industry average.