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IW Best Plants Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned on the Journey to Excellence

In this IW Intelligence webinar, our 2023 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award winners shared their operational excellence journeys. Learn about the power of employee engagement, building a culture of improvement and more practices that drive performance.

This webinar was originally broadcast on October 23, 2023. 

Now Available On Demand! 

The IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards program annually salutes manufacturing excellence across North America, and we recently named our 2023 honorees: Cooper Standard, Aguascalientes – Mixing, Aguascalientes, Mexico, and Intertape Polymer Group, Carbondale, Illinois.

Join us Oct. 23 and hear directly from our 2023 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award winners about their operational excellence journeys. These winning facilities differ in many ways, including size, what they make, where they are located and their production processes. They also have taken different paths to excellence and been challenged in different ways to overcome obstacles thrown in their paths. Nevertheless, they also share characteristics: an unending desire to be better tomorrow than they are today; a workforce of problem-solvers; and leaders who encourage the best in everyone.

During this IndustryWeek Intelligence panel discussion, representatives from our 2023 IW Best Plants Award winners will discuss what they have learned along the way and what they are still learning. They will also address your questions. Our hope is that their words and this discussion will spur your own drive toward excellence and provide ideas to consider in your own facilities.

Attendees will learn:

  • How employee engagement improves performance
  • Tips on building a culture of continuous improvement
  • The role of technology in driving manufacturing excellence
  • More about the IW Best Plants Awards program


Rodolfo Munoz

Plant Manager – Mixing, Aguascalientes | Cooper Standard

Carlos Montiel 

Vice President of Operations | Cooper Standard

Aaron Christ 

Operations Manager | Intertape Polymer Group - Carbondale

Michael Johnson | Vice President – Operational Excellence | Intertape Polymer Group

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