Click on member name for more details ...

  • Abbott Nutrition

    Member since: 1992

    Board members:

    • John Ginascol, Vice President, Nutrition Supply Chain
    • Craig Shields, Senior Director, Logistics


    Founded in 1903 and restructured to focus on innovative nutrition products, the company that evolved into Abbott Nutrition built its reputation on nutritional excellence through solid scientific advances. Abbott is a worldwide leader in nutrition science, research, and development.

  • Agrana Fruit U.S.

    Member since: 2011

    Board member:

    Agrana converts agricultural raw materials into high-quality foods and numerous industrial intermediate products. About 8,700 employees at more than 50 production sites worldwide generate annual group sales of around € 2.5 billion. Established in 1988, the company today is the leading sugar producer in Central and Eastern Europe and its Starch segment is a major European manufacturer of specialty products, as well as the largest producer of bioethanol in Austria. Agrana is also the world market leader in fruit preparations and Europe's largest maker of fruit juice concentrates.

  • American Electric Power Company Inc.

    Member since: 2013

    Board member:

    American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 32,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP’s transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas.

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    Member since: 2000

    Board member:

    • Pamela Geelan, Vice President Materials Management
       

    Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, the company operates globally with 146 affiliates and more than 47,000 employees. Since its founding in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel treatments for human and veterinary medicine.   

  • BMW Financial Services

    Member since: 2014

    Board member: Ann Cervi

    BMW Group Financial Services was established in the U.S. in 1992 to support the sales and marketing of BMW products. Since then, the group has expanded to provide service to markets in multiple countries and continues to evolve beyond its role as a captive finance unit. BMW Group Financial Services offers a wide range of leasing, retail and commercial financing and banking products tailored to meet the needs of the BMW customer. The group also provides financing to BMW dealers for expanding dealership capabilities and enhancing overall operations. With more than $36 billion in serviced assets and 1,031,000 automotive lending customers across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, BMW Group Financial Services finances almost three-quarters of the BMWs sold or leased in North America. BMW Group Financial Services employs more than 800 people, including consultants and temporary workers, most of whom are located in the Hilliard, Ohio, Regional Service Center, which serves the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

  • Cardinal Health Inc.

    Member since: 2006

    Board member:

    • William Owad, Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence
       

    Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products and services to more than 100,000 locations each day and is also the industry-leading direct-to-home medical supplies distributor. The company is a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company operates the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #26 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs nearly 35,000 people worldwide.

  • Clopay Building Products

    Member since: 2015

    Board member:

    • Ryan Haas, Lean Deployment Manager
       

    Since 1964, CBP has grown, organically and through tuck-in acquisitions, to become the leading manufacturer and marketer of residential garage doors, and among the largest manufacturers of commercial sectional doors, in the U.S. In addition, CBP manufactures a complete line of entry door systems uniquely designed to complement its popular residential garage door styles. The majority of CBP’s sales come from home remodeling and renovation projects, with the balance from new residential housing construction and commercial building markets.

  • Crown Equipment Corp.

    Member since: 2015

    Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies. The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 12,000 worldwide.

  • DHL Supply Chain

    Member since: 2006

    Board member:

    • Dennis Lutwen, President, Automotive, North America
    • Mark Smith, Vice President of Operations
       

    DHL Supply Chain is the North American leader in contract logistics, providing customer-focused solutions to a wide range of industries including automotive, consumer, retail, engineering and manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare, technology, energy and chemicals. Its innovative supply chain solutions, skilled people and regional coverage bring together all aspects of contract logistics in addition to a wide range of integrated, value-added and specialist services.

  • Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions

    Member since: 1992

    Board members:

    • David Conover, Vice President of Perfect Execution and Business Excellence
    • Phil Moeller, Director - Product Planning, Refrigeration
       

    Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson C&RS, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.

  • Engineered Profiles LLC

    Member since: 1998

    Board member:

    Engineered Profiles, LLC has been providing leading edge plastic extrusion solutions to a wide array of industries for over 65 years. Since its founding, in 1947, Engineered Profiles has been on the forefront of the plastic extrusion industry. Throughout its history, Engineered Profiles has been a leader in innovation, from creating one of the first vinyl siding products made in the U.S., to dual and tri extrusion and custom part finishing, to being early development leaders in wood-plastic composites.

  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

    Member since: 2006

    Board members:

    Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 67,000 people and manufactures its products in 50 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.

  • Grange Insurance

    Member since: 2011

    Board members:

    Grange Insurance is a regional insurance provider based in Columbus, Ohio. With $2 billion in assets, the company offers auto, home, life and business insurance protection. Grange, and its affiliate Integrity, operates through a network of independent agents in 13 states in the Midwest and South. Grange is in the business of protecting people’s lives when and how they need it. Established in 1935, Grange has grown from rural beginnings to a financially stable enterprise that offers independent agents and policyholders the highest level of service and support.

  • Greif Inc.

    Member since: 2000

    Board member:

    • Gaylord Benner, VP and General Manager, Flexible Products and Services
       

    Greif is a world leader in industrial packaging products and services. The company produces steel, plastic, fibre, flexible, corrugated, multiwall and reconditioned containers, intermediate bulk containers, containerboard and packaging accessories, and provides blending, filling, packaging and industrial packaging reconditioning services for a wide range of industries. Greif also manages timber properties in North America. The company is strategically positioned in more than 50 countries to serve global as well as regional customers.

  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals

    Member since: 2017

    Board member:

    • Phil Nolette, Executive Director, Process Excellence Group
       

    Hikma helps put better health within reach every day for millions of people in more than 50 countries around the world. For 40 years, we’ve been creating high-quality medicines and making them accessible to the people who need them. We're a global company with a local presence across the United States (US), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Europe, and we use our unique insight and expertise to transform cutting-edge science into innovative solutions that transform people's lives. We're committed to our customers, and the people they care for, and by thinking creatively and acting practically, we provide them with a broad range of branded and non-branded generic medicines. Together, our 8,500 colleagues are helping to shape a healthier world that enriches all our communities.

  • Honda R&D Americas

    Member since: 2013

    Board member:

    • Jeff McBride, Corporate Operations Division Director
       

    Honda R&D Americas, Inc. has 14 locations around the continent that work together to create the best products and technologies that deliver new value to Honda and Acura customers. HRA has locations on the Atlantic coast to test marine products, in Denver, Colorado to test products in high-altitude conditions and in Toronto, Ontario to understand unique Canadian requirements.

  • Huntington National Bank

    Member since: 2011

    Board members:

    • Jeff Sturm, Chief Continuous Improvement Officer
    • John Largent, Senior Vice President and Director, Commercial Operations
       

    Huntington is a $69 billion-asset regional bank headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with a network of more than 700 branches and almost 1,500 ATMs across six Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, Huntington and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides auto dealer, equipment finance, national settlement and capital market services that extend beyond its core states.

  • Kaiser Aluminum

    Member since: 2007

    Board member:

    • Brant W. Weaver, Vice President, Soft Alloy Manufacturing
       

    Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is a leading producer of semi-fabricated specialty aluminum products, serving customers worldwide with highly-engineered solutions for aerospace and high-strength, general engineering, and custom automotive and industrial applications. The Company's North American facilities produce value-added sheet, plate, extrusions, rod, bar, tube and wire products, adhering to traditions of quality, innovation and service that have been key components of its culture since the Company was founded in 1946.

  • KeyCorp

    Member since: 2015

    Board members:

    KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key has assets of approximately $94.6 billion. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses under the name of KeyBank N.A. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name.

  • Lancaster Colony Corp.

    Member since: 1998

    Board member:

    • Jeff Woodard, VP Operational Excellence, T. Marzetti Co.
       

    Lancaster Colony Corp. is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Lancaster Colony Corporation is a diversified manufacturer. The Company produces and markets consumer products with a focus on specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Lancaster also manufactures and markets candles for the food, drug and mass markets.

  • LeanOhio

    Member since: 2016
     

    The mission of LeanOhio is to make government services in Ohio simpler, faster, better, and less costly. Using the improvement methods of Lean and Six Sigma, Ohio's state agencies are cutting red tape, removing inefficiencies, improving customer service, and achieving measurable results. The LeanOhio Network includes hundreds of state employees who have been involved in Kaizen events and other improvement projects. Many have earned Green Belt or Black Belt certification. The Network includes state employee unions and members who promote Lean, improve processes, and partner with the state to teach Lean tools and strategies.

  • Mettler Toledo

    Member since: 1997

    Board member:

    • Curtis Hagglund, Head SPG Checkout and Retail Americas
       

    Mettler Toledo is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services.  The Company has strong leadership positions in all businesses and believes it holds global number-one market positions in a majority of them.  Specifically, Mettler Toledo is the largest provider of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications.  The Company is also a leading provider in analytical instruments for use in life science, reaction engineering and real-time analytic systems used in drug and chemical compound development and process analytics instruments used for in-line measurement in production processes.

  • Mills James

    Member since: 2012

    Board members:

    Mills James is one of the nation’s largest creative media production firms. Headquartered in Columbus with offices and production facilities in Cincinnati and Cleveland, the employee-owned company has been providing creative media solutions to a wide range of advertising, broadcast and corporate clients—including many Fortune 500 corporations—since 1984.

  • Motorists Mutual Insurance Co.

    Member since: 2017

  • Mount Carmel Health System

    Member since: 2017

    Board member:

    Tauana Mcdonald, Chief Administrative Officer

    Mount Carmel Health System, comprised of over 10,000 employees, 2,000 physicians and 900 volunteers, serves more than a million patients in Central Ohio each year. As one of the largest integrated health systems in the community, Mount Carmel provides people-centered care at four hospitals – Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s and Mount Carmel New Albany – an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, free-standing emergency centers, outpatient facilities, surgery centers, urgent care centers, primary care and specialty care physician offices, community outreach sites and homes across the region.

  • Nationwide

    Member since: 2009

    Board member:

    Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance.

  • NetJets

    Member since: 2017

    Board member:

    • Jennifer Barlette, Director of Strategic Initiatives
       

    NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the worldwide leader in private aviation with the largest and most diverse private jet fleet in the world. NetJets celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014, having been established in 1964 as the world’s first private jet charter and management company. In 1986, NetJets pioneered the concept of fractional aircraft ownership—offering individuals and businesses all of the benefits of whole aircraft ownership and more, at a fraction of the cost. Today, NetJets offers a full range of private aviation solutions, including fractional ownership, leasing and jet cards, through businesses bearing the NetJets®, Executive Jet Management®, and Marquis Jet Card® service brands in North America, Europe and China. For more information on NetJets customer programs and services, please visit www.netjets.com

  • Ohio Mutual Insurance Group

    Member since: 2016

    Board member:

    Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, founded in 1901 and based in Bucyrus, OH, partners with nearly 400 independent agencies to distribute quality property and casualty insurance products throughout Ohio, Indiana, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

  • The Ohio State University

    Member since: 2012

    Board member:

    The Ohio State University’s main Columbus campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive. More than 58,000 students select from 15 colleges, 200 undergraduate majors, and 250 master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs attend. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. The university’s total research expenditures, 2013-2014, topped $982.5 million. The university’s innovative prowess attains world-class status, particularly in critical areas such as cancer, infectious disease, advanced materials, and ag-bio products that feed and fuel the world.

  • Parker Hannifin Corp.

    Member since: 2012

    Board member:

    • Todd Kunze, Director of Corporate Quality and Manufacturing Technology
       

    With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2014, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 57,500 people in 50 countries around the world.

  • Safelite AutoGlass

    Member since: 2017

    Safelite AutoGlass® is a leading service organization reaching record-growth thanks to a People Powered, Customer Driven strategy. The Columbus, Ohio-based company is the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services with more than 7,200 MobileGlassShops™ and company stores in all 50 states. Last year, 6 million customers chose Safelite for its 24/7 national contact centers, advanced online scheduling, superior repair and replacement systems, and the industry’s only nationwide lifetime guarantee. Founded in 1947, Safelite AutoGlass employs 13,000 people across the United States. 

  • Scotts Miracle Gro Co.

    Member since: 1993

    Board member:

    With more than $2.8 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. The Company's brands are the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. In the U.S., we operate Scotts LawnService®, the second largest residential lawn care service business. In Europe, the Company's brands include Weedol®, Pathclear®, Evergreen®, Levington®, Miracle-Gro®, KB®, Fertiligène® and Substral®.

  • Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University

    Member since: 2007

    Board member:

    • Rachit Thariani, Administrator, Strategic Planning and Business Development, Process Improvement and Analytics
       

    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the country, and the only academic medical center in central Ohio.  The only central Ohio hospital listed in “America’s Best Hospitals” ranking by U.S. News & World Report, Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center includes: a top-30 College of Medicine; five hospitals; a unified physician practice; an extensive network of primary and specialty care practices; more than a dozen research centers and institutes; and 20 core laboratories.

  • WillowWood

    Member since: 2006

    Board members:

    WillowWood, located in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, is an industry leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of prosthetic products, including the Pathfinder® II foot, LimbLogic® vacuum suspension system, and the OMEGA® CAD system.

  • Wornick Foods

    Member since: 2018

    Board member:

    • Adam Schoenling, Vice President, Human Resources
       

    Since 1979, Wornick Foods has been a continual source of innovation focused on delivery of great tasting quality meals and side dishes, with true culinary excellence, in industry-leading convenience packaging, including shelf stable MREs, pouches, semi-rigid trays and more. In keeping with its history of bringing innovation to the food industry, Wornick Foods has long been interested in the role microwave energy could play in reducing the overall impact of heat and processing time in food manufacturing. The company identified MATS technology as a priority in 2011 and joined an industry consortium similarly focused. Early this year the Center completed expansion from a small batch operation to a semi-continuous process, bringing added capacity and efficiency to product testing with microwave-assisted thermal sterilization.