Profiles in Leadership

Each month, we highlight manufacturing executives with ideas worth sharing, offering a unique story and a fresh approach to managing teams and operations in a transformative time.


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Profiles in Leadership

Cracking the mRNA Manufacturing Code with Pfizer's Supply Chain Chief

Feb. 1, 2023
Scaling up production of the COVID vaccine from zero to 3 billion doses was Mike McDermott's personal "moonshot."
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Young Leaders

Next-Generation Leaders Bring Technology, Taste for the Greater Good

Dec. 26, 2022
We need these new perspectives and approaches to innovation to continue our pace of growth.
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Corporate Culture

Leadership Lessons I Learned from the Military

Nov. 11, 2022
Veteran and J&J Consumer Health executive Kathy Widmer reflects on how serving her country translates to her role today.
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Mark Hernandez
Strategic Planning & Execution

Greenfield of Dreams: Learnings from Navistar’s New Truck Plant

Oct. 21, 2022
Mark Hernandez shares his hard-won wisdom on processes, people, technology and more
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Navistar's Rod Spencer speaking at the San Antonio plant's grand opening in April.
Profiles in Leadership

‘It’s Your Plant; It’s Your Responsibililty’

Aug. 29, 2022
In this segment of Profiles in Leadership, Navistar’s San Antonio plant director talks about the grassroots (and virtual) effort it to build and staff a 970,000-square-foot truck...


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Ebooks & Digital Editions

eBook: Generation Now Leadership

Aug. 28, 2023
Manufacturing's young talent steps forward in this talent management guide from IndustryWeek.
Mark Rayfield
Companies & Executives

Saint-Gobain Regional CEO Buoyed by ‘Very Strong Forecast’

March 3, 2022
The global conglomerate has begun investing $400 million in a handful of new U.S. production facilities.
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Change Management

What Comes After the Big Semiconductor Announcements?

March 3, 2022
Speeches have been made. But how and whether the best-laid plans transform the supply chain remains to be seen.
Shirley A. Jackson

History Makers: Black Heroes in Manufacturing

Feb. 25, 2022
IndustryWeek celebrates some of the many achievements and contributions of Black inventors, executives, entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists to the advancement of manufacturing...
Supplier Relationships

A Shift Is Underway in Electronics Manufacturing

Dec. 22, 2021
With intelligent devices and sustainability on everyone’s minds, the CEO of Flex sees stronger partnerships with OEMs as a competitive advantage.