At COE, we work alongside our members to foster a problem-solving culture that’s grounded in tried-and-true operational excellence tools, and that’s constant and far-reaching. We’re here to help you drive changes in behavior—so that operational excellence becomes a goal in every process, start to finish. Learn more ...

Local CEO, group learning sessions featured at Feb. 9 keynote

dave ciesinski lancaster colonyCOE's first event of 2018 will feature as its keynote speaker David Ciesinski (pictured, right), who took over as CEO of Marzetti owner Lancaster Colony Corp. last year. A key priority for Ciesinski as chief executive is ramping up the company's focus on operational excellence, leveraging a multimillion-dollar project portfolio and growing staff of Black Belts to cut expenses in products’ journey to the shelf and eliminate waste along the way. More importantly, the company’s reenergized focus on continuous improvement is creating a culture in which employees are driven by purpose and data-centric decision making.

Before the featured keynote, COE is offering a network lunch and kicking off the day with three concurrent group learning sessions reminiscent of the breakout sessions at the annual summit.

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Summit registration filling quickly - save up to 10% through Feb. 12 ...

coe summit 2018

Member and non-member registration is now open for COE's sixth-annual Leading Through Excellence summit, April 10-12. Now until Feb. 12, you have the chance to save up to 10% on registration and have your best shot at selecting the tours and workshops that best align with your interests. Click the link below to read more details on our official summit site ...

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Event recap: Fight innovation 'drag' by reaching outside your four walls

matt wald collaboratoryMatt Wald (pictured, right) runs an organization founded by a group of seven pillars of Columbus’ business and research scene, but some of the biggest challenges they’re facing are formidable for any company, no matter the size or legacy. It was their desire to collaborate and drive innovation speed that formed the Columbus Collaboratory three years ago, beginning a journey Wald, the organization’s CEO, traced at a recent meeting of COE’s I.T. Leadership Network series. 

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Peg Pennington
Executive Director, COE