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June 5 - IT Leadership Network forum

Featured Speaker: Dave Margil, Lean Deployment Leader, Bose Corporate Information Systems

Audio giant Bose Corp. has been implementing lean throughout its manufacturing and other back-office operations for years, but only in the last half-decade has this drive for continuous improvement begun in its IT division, Bose Corporate Information Systems. Leading the charge to deploy lean inside Bose IT is Dave Margil, who is joining COE’s IT Leadership Network forum June 5 for a wide-ranging look at the organization’s progress in the last five years.

At this event, Margil will share key insights gained in building a continuous improvement mindset along with challenges along the way. His talk will include a discussion of how lean and agile coexist in a broader “ecosystem," and how they cross-pollinate and enhance one another. He will also address the role of coaching as a key success factor in sustaining the lean journey.

About the speaker:

Margil has been in his role at Bose Corp. since 2010. In CIS, he is responsible for developing the Lean Enterprise Vision and deployment roadmap in CIS and for driving Lean Six Sigma practices throughout the IT function. He leads value stream improvement activities, contributes to the internal Lean Six Sigma curriculum development, and delivers training and coaching to employees throughout Bose Corporation.

Prior to this role, Margil spent several years as a Business Engagement Manager and as a Project Manager in the Bose Online Commerce Group. Before joining Bose he co-founded and spent several years as the VP of Product Development for a small Cambridge-based computer game company. He is a certified Black Belt and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts.

Location: Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH


  • 9 - 10 a.m.: Check-in / networking breakfast
  • 10 - 11 a.m.: Bose presentation
  • 11 - 11:30 a.m.: Speaker Q&A
  • 11:30 a.m.: Session concludes

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June 26 - Women's Leadership Forum

Featured Speaker: Mike Kaufmann, CFO, Cardinal Health Inc.

Kaufmann, previously CEO of Cardinal's Pharmaceutical segment, serves as the executive sponsor of the company's Women's Initiative Network Employee Resource Group, a post that has garnered national attention. Kaufmann joined Cardinal Health as a controller and has held a number of senior operational, sales and finance roles. Prior to his current role, Kaufmann was group president for the Healthcare Supply Chains Services-Medical segment, a business that provided medical, surgical and laboratory products to hospitals, surgery centers, diagnostic labs, physician offices and other sites of care. Kaufmann has also served as chief financial officer of the Healthcare Supply Chain Services segment, and also led the company's pharmaceutical distribution transition to a fee-based service model.

Prior to Cardinal Health, Kaufmann had a successful career in audit and consulting with one of the nation's largest public accounting firms. Kaufmann is a member of the executive board of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association and is a board member for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. He also serves on the executive advisory board of The Gathering and is a trustee at Ohio Northern University. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ohio Northern University.

(Source: Cardinal Health Inc.)

Registration to open in late May

Aug. 28 - Professional Development Meeting

Featured Speaker: Nicholas Pinchuk, Chairman and CEO, Snap-On Inc.

Pinchuk has been Snap-on’s President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2007 and Chairman of the Board since April 2009. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, Mr. Pinchuk served as Snap-on’s President and Chief Operating Officer, and before that as Snap-on’s Senior Vice President and President–Worldwide Commercial & Industrial Group. Before joining Snap-on in 2002, Mr. Pinchuk served in several executive operational and financial management positions at United Technologies Corporation and held various financial and engineering positions at Ford Motor Company. Mr. Pinchuk also serves as a Director of Columbus McKinnon Corporation. Mr. Pinchuk earned Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Registration to open in July

Mark your calendar...

The following COE events are scheduled with more details to come, though dates are subject to change. Check back on our events page or look for an e-mail invite closer to the event.

  • July (date TBA) - Tour of GE Appliances's FirstBuild operation
  • Nov. 6, 2015 - Quarterly Professional Development Meeting
  • April 12-14, 2016 - Leading Through Excellence summit