Below is a listing of all COE events since 1995. The "DCA" column indicates whether the session is available to view in our Members-Only Digital Content Archive.

date event Speaker(s) / Tour site Topic(s) dca
June 27, 2018 Summer Session, Part 2: The Digital Economy - The Employee

Mark Muro, Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Discussion panel, featuring:
- Mark Birnbrich, Project Director, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
- Michelle Leedy, Director, Talent Management, Mount Carmel Health System
- Scot McLemore, Manager, Talent Acquisition and Development, Honda North America Inc.
- Mark Muro, Brookings
- John Penziol, User Experience Strategy Lead, NiSource

"Getting with the Program: Digital Skills and the New Work Imperatives" No
June 27, 2018 Summer Session, Part 1: The Digital Economy - The Customer

Tom Stewart and Patricia O'Connell, co-authors, Woo, Wow, and Win


David Shaw, Director of Brand Strategy, IBM iX


David Trimm, CIO, Wendy's Co.

"Woo, Wow and Win: Customer Experience in the Age of Digitization"

"Customer-Driven Digital Transformation"

"A Conversation with Wendy's CIO David Trimm"

June 6, 2018 I.T. Leadership Network Forum

Joe Astolfi, Agile Transformation Lead, American Electric Power

Josh Goodwin,  Operation Performance and Transformation Project Manager, AEP

"When Lean and Agile Converge" No
May 8, 2018 Lean Leaders Benchmarking Forum Host site: American Electric Power Transformation and User Experience No
April 10-12, 2018 Leading Through Excellence Summit Keynotes:
- Charles Duhigg, author, Smarter Faster Better,The Power of Habit
Chris Holtmann, Head Coach, Ohio State Men's Basketball
- Karen Martin, President, The Karen Martin Group
- Dr. Bradley Staats, associate professor, University of North Carolina; author, Never Stop Learning
March 23, 2018 Supply Chain Symposium

Waseem Shaik, Practice Lead IoT Analytics, Think Big Analytics (Teradata)

Adam Winter, CTO, Clarus Solutions

Dr. Edward Herderick, Director of Additive, Ohio State Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence

Uday Bauskar, Drones Program Head, Tata Consultancy Services NA

Plan | Artificial Intelligence

Source | Blockchain

Make | Additive manufacturing

Deliver | Drones

Feb.  9, 2018 Professional Development Meeting

Learning Sessions hosted by:
- Peg Pennington, Executive Director, COE
- Ralph Greco, director, Nationwide Center for Advanced Customer Insights
- John Gray, associate professor, Fisher College of Business

Keynote: Dave Ciesinski, President/CEO, Lancaster Colony Corp.

Learning Sessions:
- Driving Change from the Middle
- Data Analysis: Voice of the Cusomter
- Decision Making: Considering the Hidden Factors

"Building a Better Food Company"

Dec. 8, 2017 Professional Development Meeting

Jeff Sturm, EVP, Chief Continuous Improvement Officer, Huntington National Bank

Tim Judge, Joseph A. Alutto Chair in Leadership Effectiveness, Fisher College of Business; Executive Director, Fisher Leadership Initiative

"Lead With Questions, Decide With Data: Inside Huntington's Transformation"

"Visionary Leadership: Making What's Hard - and Harder - Doable"

Nov.  7, 2017 I.T. Leadership Network Forum Matt Wald, COE, Columbus Collaboratory "Inside the Columbus Collaboratory" No
Nov. 2, 2017 Lean Leaders Benchmarking Forum Host site: Nationwide Insurance Topic: Hoshin Strategy No
Oct. 20, 2017 Supply Chain Career Connection

Robert Handfield, Professor, North Carolina State University; co-author, The LIVING Supply Chain

Mike Palackdharry, President, CEO, Aquiire

Panel, featuring:
- Suzanne Merchant, Operations Account Lead, Accenture Operations
- Jonathan Van Bodegraven, Sr. Mgr., Strategic Procurement, Kellogg Co.
- Jie Xue, VP Supply Chain Technology & Quality, Cisco Systems

"The Living Supply Chain" No
Sept. 15, 2017 Professional Development Meeting / 25th Anniversary Celebration

Robert Martichenko, Founder/CEO, LeanCor Supply Chain Group

Billy Taylor, Head of NA Manufacturing, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Lessons in Lean, Lessons in Leadership

People-Driven Operational Excellence

Aug. 16, 2017 Summer Session: Data and Digital Disruption

Jeremy Aston, Senior Director, Go-to-Market, Planning and Operations, Cisco Systems

Bruce Millard, VP Digital & Customer Innovation, Safelite Group

Mark Kvamme, Co-Founder/Partner, Drive Capital

Dennis Hirsch, Prof. of Law, Dir. Program on Data and Governance, Ohio State Moritz College of Law

Cisco Digital Transformation: Creating a Plaform for Continuous Innovation

Safelite's Digital Analytic Journey

Born Digital: FactGem/Drive Capital

Big Data. Big Benefits. Big Risk?

July 18, 2017 Summer Session: Winning the Talent War

Marek Gootman, Fellow, Dir. Strategic Partnerships and Global Engagements, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Panel: Marc Ankerman, Senior Lecturer, Fisher College of Business; Tony Moore, Head of Talent Acquisition, Marathon Petroleum; Will Shepherd, Dir. of Enterprise Learning and Development, Wendy's Co.; Kathy Smith, VP Talent Development, Nationwide

Jamie Mathews-Mead, Sr. Dir., Graduate Career Management, Fisher College of Business

Help Wanted: Finding Solutions for Workforce Trends and Challenges


The Ground War - Panel Discussion


The Pipeline: Leveraging Fisher College of Business for Talent Development


June 23, 2017 Women's Leadership Forum Paula Bennett, President/CEO, J.Jill A Conversation with J.Jill CEO Paula Bennett No
June 6, 2017 I.T. Leadership Network Forum

Nate Lusher, Agile Coach, CoverMyMeds

Rich Neighbarger, Director of IT Quality and Risk Management, CoverMyMeds

'Stealth Lean:' CoverMyMeds' Continuous Improvement Journey No
April 11-13, 2017 Leading Through Excellence Summit Keynotes: Don Sull, senior lecturer, MIT / co-author, Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World; Debra Jasper, CEO, Mindset DigitalUrban Meyer, head coach, Ohio State Football; Chris Yeh, co-author, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age   No
Feb. 24, 2017 Supply Chain Symposium Adrian Kumar, VP Solutions Design NA & Manjeet Singh, Research Manager, Solutions Design, DHL Supply ChainMichael Coburn, Head of Customer-Facing Supply Chain & Rob Precord, project manager, supplier-facing supply chain, Nestle USA; Matthew Fein, operations manager, Amazon.comJenny Ford, planning director, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. On-Demand: Supply Chain Management and Customer Demand No
Feb. 10, 2017 Professional Development Meeting Trish Gorman, innovation/strategy expert, Fisher College of Business Strategic Leadership Yes
Dec. 2, 2016 Professional Development Meeting

Aravind Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of management sciences, Fisher College of Business

Pete Buca, VP of Technology/Innovation, Parker-Hannifin Corp.

"The Perfect Handoff: Keys to Success in External Collaboration"

"Joining Forces: Parker-Hannifin and Cleveland Clinic's Journey to New Innovation"

Nov. 4, 2016 Women's Leadership Forum Natalie Siston, president, All-Women Associate Resource Group, NationwideLinda Heselton, chair, Executive Woman's Network, KeyCorpHolly Danzig, director of graduate leadership and engagement, Fisher College of Business The Power of Mentorship No
Oct. 21, 2016 Supply Chain Symposium

Chris Caplice, Executive Director, Center for Transportation and Logistics; Silver Family Research Fellow; Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mike Knemeyer, Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of BusinessBrian Robertson, Sr. Dir. Sourcing and Supply Chain, Greif Inc.; Jeff Woodard, VP Operational Excellence, T. Marzetti Co.

"Disrupting the Dominant Design for Distribution:


Supply Chain Disruption Discussion Panel

Oct. 7, 2016 IT Leadership Network Forum Brad Power, consultant, thought leader on product/process innovation "Don't Just Improve Work - Innovate Continuously" Yes
Sept. 16, 2016 Professional Development Meeting

Tony Rucci, clinical professor, management and human resources, Fisher College of Business

Les Wexner, founder/chairman/CEO, L Brands Inc.

"Authentic Leadership: A New Imperative"

"Leadership Lessons"

Aug. 18, 2016 "Innovation Summer" series Anthony Schlegel, president/founder/inventor, The Difference USA LLC; Dan Oglevee, senior lecturer, Fisher College of Business / co-founder, finance/operations, The Difference "Innovation: Story of a Startup" No
July 13, 2016 "Innovation Summer" series Meri Stevens, VP Supply Chain Strategy and Deployment, Johnson & Johnson "Innovation Across the Supply Chain" No
June 16, 2016 "Innovation Summer" series Mark Anderson, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, 3M Co. "3M's Innovation Journey" No
June 3, 2016 IT Leadership Network forum Dalton Li, VP, MassMutual
"Spotlight on MassMutual" Yes
May 13, 2016 Spring Keynote Rich Sheridan, CEO, Menlo Innovations "Joy Inc." No
April  "Leading Through Excellence" summit Keynotes: Ben Cook, Performance Instruction & Training; Joe Murli, The Murli Group; Francesca Gino, Harvard University; Todd Henry, author, The Accidental Creative


March 11, 2016 Supply Chain Forum

Greg Brockman, Gary Kinney, Eric Downing, Procter & Gamble Co.

Michael Fry, Glenn Wegryn, University of Cincinnati Center for Business Analytics

Harnessing the Power of Data Analytics No
Feb. 12, 2016 Professional Development Seminar

Profs. John Gray, James Hill, Keely Croxton, Fisher College of Business

Paul Gallagher, VP Supply and Procurement, Diageo NA

"Rapid-Fire Insights on Supply Chain Management"

"Diageo NA's Supply Chain Evolution"

Jan. 29, 2016 IT Leadership Network workshop

Mike Orzen, president, Mike Orzen Associates

Tom Paider, AVP, IT Build Capability, Nationwide

Whitney Mantonya, owner/principal consultant, Collaborative Lean Solutions LLC

"The Lean I.T. Transformation: Foundations" No
Dec. 4, 2015 Women's Leadership Forum

Tracy Dumas, assistant professor of management and human resources, Fisher College of Business

Mary Navarro, Senior EVP, Retail & Business Banking Director, Huntington Bank

"The Personal, The Professional, and the Ideal Worker"

"A Conversation with Mary Navarro"

Nov. 6, 2015 Professional Development Seminar

Joe Zekoski, SVP, CTO, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Panel: Chris Dillinger, Director, Operational excellence - Center of Excellence and Training, Cardinal Health; Rick Guba, MBB Lean Six Sigma Trainer, GE Aviation; Melanie Kolp, AVP, Finance Technology Leader, Nationwide; Joe Zekoski (see above)

"Leadership in a Lean Environment"

Oct. 30, 2015 Supply Chain Forum

Bob Charleston, SVP, Operations and Supply Chain, T. Marzetti

Mark Kunar, President, Automotiv, Engineering and Manufacturing, Exel Inc.

"The Make-Buy Decision" Yes
Oct. 16, 2015 IT Leadership Network Fall Forum

Amy Evans and Micah Samuels, Nordstrom Inc.

Bob Gold, Founder/CEO, Gold Group Enterprises

Mike Orzen and Tom Paiders, co-authors, The Lean I.T. Field Guide

"Nordstrom Technology: An Ongoing Case Study for Continuous Improvement"

"Building Better Outcomes Between I.T. and Business Leaders"

"Why Are We Here? Finding, Aligning and Sharing Purpose"

Sept. 18, 2015 Innovation Workshop Norber Majerus, Senior Master Black Belt, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. "Lean-Driven Innovation: A Crash Course" No
Aug. 28, 2015 Professional Development Seminar

Nick Pinchuk, Chairman/CEO
 Snap-on Inc.

Tom Goldsby, Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of Business

"A Conversation with Nick Pinchuk"

"Operational Excellence in the Age of 'Macrotrends'"

June 26, 2015 Women's Leadership Forum

Debra Jasper, founder, Mindset Digital

Kailee Goold, attorney, Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter

Mike Kaufmann, CFO, Cardinal Health

"Communication in the Digital Age"

"Social Media and the Office"

"An Inside Look at Cardinal Health's Women's Leadership Initiative"

June 5, 2015 IT Leadership Network Forum Dave Margil, Lean Deployment Leader, Bose Corporate Information Systems "The Lean IT Journey at Bose" No
April 8-10, 2015 Leading Through Excellence Summit

Keynotes: Rich Sheridan, CEO, Menlo Innovations; author, Joy Inc.; David Marquet, ret. U.S. Navy Captain; author, Turn the Ship Around!; Huggy Rao, professor, Stanford University; co-author, Scaling Up Excellence


March 13, 2015 Supply Chain Forum

Pat Sample, GE Aviation

Elizabeth VanBodegraven, Hexion

"Running the Risk: The Future of Supply Chain Excellence" Yes
Feb. 13, 2015 Professional Development Seminar

Mark McCullough, EVP Generation, American Electric Power

Matthew Roberts, Divisional VP, Product & Research Development, Abbott Nutrition

"AEP Generation Lean Transformation"

"Innovation at Abbott Nutrition"

Feb. 19, 2015 IT Leadership Network Forum Gary Butler, executive-in-residence, Fisher College of Business; retired executive, Eastman Kodak Co. "The Case for Visual Management" Yes
Dec. 5, 2014 Professional Development Seminar

Kevin Nolan, VP Technology, GE Appliances

Becky Bach, global director, continuous improvement, Anheuser-Busch InBev

"Transforming Product Development"

"Continuous Improvement: Anheuser-Busch InBev"

Nov. 7, 2014 Lean Into Agile Conference

Keynotes: Mike Keller, Executive Vice President, CIO, Nationwide; Mike Orzen, President, Mike Orzen & Associates Inc.; Michael Sahota, certified scrum coach, Agilitrix

Oct. 29, 2014 Innovation Forum Aravind Chandrasekaran, Professor, Fisher College of Business "Best Practices in Team-Based Innovation" No
Sept. 26, 2014 Professional Development Seminar

Rubik Babakanian, SVP/Chief Procurement Officer, Western Digital Corp.

Walt Miller, Director of Operations Excellence, Cummins Inc.

"Supply Chain Risk"

"Operations Excellence Starts with Leadership"

Aug. 15, 2014 Summer Keynote Karen Martin, author, Value-Stream Mapping and The Outstanding Organization "Value-Stream Mapping: The Leadership Imperative" Yes
June 27, 2014 IT Leadership Network Forum Tom Paider, AVP, IT Build Capability; Melanie Kolp, AVP, Finance IT -- Nationwide "An Elephant on Roller Skates: Nationwide's Lean IT Journey" Yes
May 16, 2014 Supply Chain Forum

Jeff ZImmerman, president, Columbus Region Logistics Council

Patty Huddle, VP, existing business services, Columbus2020

"The Nexus: Central Ohio and the Global Supply Chain" No
April 9-11, 2014 Leading Through Excellence Summit

Keynotes: Chip Heath, Stanford University professor; co-author, Switch, Made to Stick, Decisive; Helen Turnbull, CEO, Human Facets; Cameron Mitchell, President/Founder, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants; Lawrence Funderburke, former Buckeye basketball / NBA great; founder, Lawrence Funderburke Youth Organization


Feb. 27, 2014 IT Leadership Network Forum

Alberto Ruocco, VP and CIO, AEP

Venkat Miriyala, Lean Transformation Lead, Operations & Process Transformation, AEP

"Inside AEP's Lean Transformation" No
Feb. 14, 2014 Professional Development Seminar

John Lucot, President/COO, Giant Eagle

George McAfee, Marine Logistics Manager, Marathon Petroleum 

"Operational Excellence: Innovation, Growth and Differentiation"

"Ensuring Knowledge Management Through SOP Development"
Jan. 16, 2014 Women's Leadership Forum Stephanie P. Union, Vinita Bahri-Mehra, Loriann E. Fuhrer and Rasheeda Kahn, attys., Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter "Legal Common Sense: Tips and Trends for the Professional Woman" No
Dec. 6, 2013 Women's Leadership Forum Jan Valentic, SVP regional marketing, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. "Achieving Your Potential in a Crazy, Busy World" No
Nov. 8, 2013 OLMA Link Symposium Moderator: Georgia Keresty, VP science, technology, quality, Advanced Sterilization Products (a Johnson & Johnson company)

Panelists: Geoff Merchant, maanger of global commercial excellence, Greif Inc.J.R. Roemke, business process leader, Emerson Climate TechnologiesChris Dillinger, director of operational excellence, Cardinal HealthBill Michael, continuous improvement consultant, Huntington National BankReshma Pathare, business consultant, Nationwide Insurance
"Creating and Sustaining a Lean Culture" No
Nov. 1, 2013 Supply Chain Forum Carlos Alvarenga, principal, advisory services, Ernst & Young LLP "Reinventing the Role of Finance in Supply Chain Management" No
Sept. 13, 2013 Professional Development Seminar

Morning Session:  Mike O'Donnell, director of process excellence, Newport News Shipbuilding

Afternoon Session: Jamie Bonini, GM, Toyota Production System Support Center

Continuous Improvement at NNS: A Value Stream Approach

TSSC Lean Transformation Model & Top Management Key Roles

Aug. 16, 2013 Lean Forum Jim Morgan, president, Emc Group "Lean Product / Process Development and the Pursuit of Enterprise Excellence" Yes
Aug. 9, 2013 IT Leadership Network Forum Krish Krishnakanthan, Partner, McKinsey & Co. "Application of Lean Management Principles to IT" Yes
Aug. 1, 2013 Women's Leadership Forum Moderator: Peg Pennington, COE Book Discussion: Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg No
June 28, 2013 Administrative Professionals Seminar Amy Marzluff, holistic health coach "Eat, Play, Love: Keys to a Healthy, Balanced Life" No
June 24, 2013 Plant Tour Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, OH   No
May 17, 2013 IT Leadership Network Forum Panelists: Bruno Guicardi, CI&T; Brian Janki, Greif Inc.; Sean Kiner, RelayHealth; Todd Mcdonald and Amy Tomaszewski, Grange Insurance "Sustaining Gains in Lean IT Transformations" Yes
May 9, 2013 Spring Keynote Art Byrne, ret. manufacturing executive; author, The Lean Turnaround "The Lean Turnaround" No
April 26, 2013 Women's Leadership Forum Maggie Lewis, senior lecturer, Fisher "Negotiation for Success" No
April 10-12, 2013 Leading Through Excellence Summit Keynote: Charles Duhigg, reporter, The New York Times; author, The Power of Habit   No
Feb. 15, 2013 Professional Development Seminar

Steve Wall, deputy director results and effectiveness, LeanOhio

Pat Gallagher and Rich Wrona, NetJets

"Leaning Up State Government: It Can Be Done"

"Delivering World-Class Customer Service"

Dec. 7, 2012 Professional Development Seminar

Mark Russell, president/COO, Worthington Industries

Jeffrey Ford, prof. of management, Fisher College of Business

"Worthington's Transformational Lean Journey"

"Driving Change Through Productive Conversations"

Nov. 16, 2012 IT Leadership Network Forum Jeff Bender, IT Risk Officer, Capital One "Founding a Culture of IT Risk Management Using Business Process Management" No
Nov. 9, 2012 Lean Forum Roger Bilas, The Bilas Group "TWI 101" No
Oct. 12, 2012 Women's Leadership Forum Lynn Kelley, VP continuous improvement, Union Pacific Railroad "Women Helping Women - Revisited" No
Sept. 21, 2012 IT Leadership Network Forum Jon Stahl, Matt Barcomb, LeanDog "Key Lean Principles for Organizational Change" Yes
Aug. 17, 2012 Lean Forum Dan Markovitz, Markovitz Consulting "A Factory of One" Yes
June 8, 2012 IT Leadership Network Forum

Srini Koushik, Hewlett-Packard

Sanjiv Augustine, LitheSpeed

"Technology Transformation"

"Lean Management: Is It Timeless?"

June 1, 2012 Supply Chain Forum

Sean Corson, Cast Nylons Ltd.

David Wilson, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter

Atila Noronha, McDonald's Corp.

"Business in Brazil" Yes
May 18, 2012 Professional Development Seminar

Norbert Majerus, senior master Black Belt, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Jay Farner, president and chief marketing officer, Quicken Loans

"Lean innovations in product development at Goodyear"

"Corporate culture at Quicken Loans"

April 19, 2012 Women's Leadership Forum Gail Marsh, chief strategy officer, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center "A Fine Balance" No
April 3, 2012 IT Leadership Network Forum Mike Orzen, President, Mike Orzen Associates "Lean I.T." Yes
March 16, 2012 Administrative Professionals Seminar Maggie Lewis, senior lecturer, Fisher "The Art of Negotiation" No
Feb. 10, 2012 Professional Development Seminar

Rachel Lane, associate vice president of business excellence, Nationwide 

Steven Hall, director of enterprise process excellence, Capital One

"Making Strides on Your Side"

"Building Lasting Lean Leaders"

Jan. 26, 2012 Supply Chain Forum Harry Moser, The Reshoring Initiative "The Case for Reshoring" No
Dec. 2, 2011 Professional Development Seminar

Whitney Mantonya, VP of operational excellence, Cardinal Health Inc.

Scott Hasselbach, VP operations implementation, Starbucks

"Cardinal Health Takes Lean Transactional"

"Delivering World-Class Customer Service Through Lean Thinking"

Oct. 28, 2011 Supply Chain Forum Ed Anderson, University of Texas "Supply Chain Management" Yes
Oct. 17, 2011 Women's Leadership Forum Lynn Kelley, vice president of continuous improvement, Union Pacific Railroad "Women Helping Women" No
Sept. 30, 2011 Professional Development Seminar

Charlie Brown, ret. senior vice president and director of global manufacturing and logistics, Eastman Kodak Co.

Keith Wandell, CEO, Harley-Davidson Inc.

"Leveraging a Diverse Work Force for a Successful Lean Journey"

"The Transformation of Harley-Davidson"

Sept. 14, 2011 Supply Chain Forum Bob Cowee, ret. executive, Abbott Nutrition "Global Supply Chain Excellence" Yes
Aug. 4, 2011 Plant Tour Fidelity Investments, Covington, Ky.   No
June 30, 2011 Plant Tour Graftech Intl., Parma, Ohio   No
May 18, 2011 Women's Leadership Forum Christina S. Sistrunk, Vice President Production Assets, Deep Water – Gulf of Mexico, Shell Energy Resources Company “Life, Love and Operations Management: The Challenges of Managing Deep Water Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico” No
May 6, 2011 Professional Development Seminar

Panel: Renee Stern, Continuous Improvement Leader, EZGODave Rogers, Lead Analyst, Operational Excellence, National Nuclear Security Administration Kansas City PlantTina Latimer, Associate Executive Director, Quality & Operations Improvement, Ohio State University Medical CenterHolly Duckworth, Director, Six Sigma, Kaiser Aluminum

Dave Rife, Assistant Vice President, White Castle System, Inc.

"Operational Excellence: Quality and Benchmarking"

"Building Tomorrow's Leaders"

April 29, 2011 Supply Chain Forum Cathy Mock, director, supplier diversity, Cardinal Health Inc. "Implementing and Managing Supplier Diversity" Yes
April 22, 2011 Lean Forum Dave Weber, VP Operations, Gorton's Seafood "Lean Thinking at Gorton's Seafood" Yes
March 22, 2011 Sustainability Forum

Drew Locher, Managing Director, Change Management and Associates

Neil Drobny, Lecturer, Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business

"Lean and Green: Expanding Our Eyes for Waste" Yes
Feb. 25, 2011 Knowledge Management Forum Dan Ranta, director, knowledge sharing, Conoco Phillips "Knowledge Sharing: Strategy and Approach" Yes
Feb. 18, 2011 Professional Development Seminar

Rob Pierson, Vice President, Enterprise Excellence, GrafTech International

Craig Long, Vice President of Quality, Milliken

"Performance Metrics: How Do You Measure Up?"

"Milliken and Company: Surviving and Thriving in Turbulent Times"

Dec. 3, 2010 Professional Development Seminar

George Walker, President, Aggreko

Tom Clements, Senior Vice President, International Division Logistics, Limitedbrands

"Creating a Culture of Responsiveness"

"Optimizing Logistics for Global Expansion"

Nov. 5, 2010 Administrative Professionals Seminar Ann Gallagher, president of Gallagher Consulting Group, Inc.

Personal Branding for "Smarties": How to Position Yourself for Success

Oct. 29, 2010 Supply Chain Forum Kevin von Grabe, Vice President, Lean Deployment, LeanCor "Lean Logistics"  
Oct. 8, 2010 Lean Forum David Hoyte, Executive Vice President, Castle Harlan; Distinguished Fellow, Center for Operational Excellence "Lean Financial Management"  
Sept. 10, 2010 Professional Development Seminar

David Peterson, Vice President, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Steve Russell, Chief People Officer, McDonald's

"Wells Fargo's Journey to Operational Excellence"

"Diversity as a Business Driver"

Aug. 27, 2010 Supply Chain Forum J. R. Roemke, Director Quality with Emerson Climate Technologies "Pulling the Right Levers to Attack Complexity" geared towards Supply and Parts Management  
June 24, 2010 Sustainability Forum

Don Adams, Senior Director, Global Sustainability & Technology, Keystone Foods

Bob Wilt, Process Safety Manager, Keystone Foods

Joseph Fiksel, PhD, Executive Director of Center for Resilience, Ohio State University

Holly Duckworth, Director of Six Sigma, Kaiser Aluminum

June 17, 2010 The Richard J. Niedermeier Breakfast Tom Jackson, JD, MBA, PhD, Author & Educator, Principal, Rona Consulting Group "Hoshin Kanri"  
June 3, 2010 HR Round Table 

Jenny Heckscher, Director, Career Management and Corporate Relations, Fisher College of Business

Dave Ames, Senior Director, Recruiting Services, Exel Supply Chain

May 21, 2010 Technology Forum

Eva Bradshaw, Director, Educational Technologies, Information Technology Services Fisher College of Business

Robert Meyer, IT Director and Andy Marsland - Ohio Willow Wood

"How to Win Friends and Influence People REMOTELY"  
May 7, 2010 Professional Development Seminar

Jan Santerre, Vice President Lean Business, Hillenbrand, Inc.

Amy Geiger, Enterprise Risk Manager, Cardinal Health

"Building Thriving Organizations"

"Enterprise Risk Management Implementation"

April 30, 2010 Lean Roundtable Facilitated by Peg Pennington, COE Executive Director "Implementing Lean"  
April 23, 2010 Women's Leadership Forum Laura Ambrose, Responsible Care Leader, Dow Chemical Women Leaders and Safety at Dow   
March 19, 2010 Supply Chain Forum Tom Fink, Staff Engineer & Advisor, Honda Lean Network, (retired) "Managing Your Supply Chain as an Asset"  
Mar. 12, 2010 TRIZ Forum Holly Stein, Cardinal Health  "TRIZ - The Innovation Cycle and the Mystery Letter Z"  
Feb. 26, 2010 Lean Forum Paul Cary, Lean Manufacturing Director for North American Tire, Goodyear "MRP Transition to Lean"  
Feb. 19, 2010 Professional Development Seminar

Alan Hoover, President & COO, Kahiki Foods 

Tom Easterday, Senior Vice President of Subaru of Indiana (SIA)

"The Evolution of The Kahiki Performance System: From Crisis to Operational Excellence

"Lean and Green"

Jan. 22, 2010 Supply Chain Forum John V. Gray, Assistant Professor of Operations with Fisher College of Business "Approaches to Major Sourcing Decisions"  
Dec. 4, 2009 Professional Development Seminar

Ajay Raikar, Director, Operational Excellence, The Coca-Cola Company

Scott Powell, Senior Manager, Ground Operations with Southwest Airlines

"Operational Excellence at The Coca-Cola Company

"Operational Excellence at Southwest Airlines"

Nov. 13, 2009 Women's Leadership Forum Stacey Gellner, Senior Group Leader and Kelly Sakai, Store Team Leader with Target "Creating a Culture of Opportunities for Women Leaders at the Target Corporation"  
Oct. 9, 2009 Supply Chain Forum Mark Ehrlich, Manager, Procurement Planning, North American Cost Planning (NACP) "Assessing Supply Chain Health and Managing Distressed Suppliers"  
Sept. 11, 2009 Professional Development Seminar

Panel Discussion, members include: 
Marilyn Davis, Vice President, Quality, Process Excellence & HS&E, Rolls-Royce Energy Systems 
Holly Duckworth, Director of Six Sigma, Kaiser Aluminum 
Bill Owad, Senior Vice President Operational Excellence, Cardinal Health 
Jonathan T. Rush, Manager, Process Focus Team, Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane 

Nick Turk, Director of IQS & Six Sigma, Bridgestone Americas 

"Incorporating a Lean/Six Sigma Culture" 

"Six Sigma CSI" Developing Root Cause Analysis for Sporadic Events

Aug. 14, 2009 Human Resources Symposium

Larry Inks, Professor Management & Human Resources, Fisher College of Business

Jamie Mathews-Mead, Senior Director of Graduate Career Management

Bill O'Connor, Supply Chain Vice President (Retired)

Ted Stiles, Director, Lean Executive Search, Stiles Associates

Mike Vella, Independent Business Improvement Adviser

"Succession Planning Strategies"

"Recruiting Strategies During Tough Times"

"TPS as it Relates to Human Resources"

"Hiring Lean Leaders"

"Emotional Intelligence and Leadership"

July 17, 2009 Supply Chain Forum 

Benjamin Ritchie, Vice President, Battelle

"Columbus Regional Logistics Council Strategic Planning and Initiatives"  
June 26, 2009 Technology Forum Jerry Thomas, PhD - Leader, Innovation & Change, Leadership Center  "Technologies That Affect Your Business: Trends You Need to Know"  
May 15, 2009 Professional Development Seminar

Rich Valin, Corporate Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Home and Networks, Motorola

Netha Johnson, President and General Manager, Dyneon a 3M Company 

"Managing Supply Chain Health During Turbulent Times" 

"New Product & Process Innovation at 3M"

May 5, 2009 Women's Leadership Forum Tammy Bliss, Strategic Project Manager in the Office of the CEO & President, Coca-Cola  "Overcoming Challenges for Women Leaders in the Corporate World"  
May 1, 2009 Human Resources Roundtable  Robert Meier, MSN, RN; Director of Behavioral Health, OSU Managed Health Care Services "Maintaining Workplace Excellence During Tough Economic Times"  
April 24, 2009   Kasra Fedows, Heisley Family Chair Professor of Global Manufacturing, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University "Managing Global Production Networks"  
April 3, 2009 Maintenance Excellence and Reliability Forum Brian Dorney - Senior Business Consultant and Niklas Brodd - Director, Solution Development, ABB "ABB Reliability Services"  
March 13, 2009   Roy J. Lewicki, Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professorship and Professor of Management & Human Resources "Negotiating in Challenging Times"  
March 6, 2009 Administrative Professionals Seminar The Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center hosted our seminar featuring a presentation by Marc Ankerman "Global Communication: How Can I Find the Time?"  
Feb. 13, 2009 Professional Development Seminar

Jim Franchville, Lean Sensi, Cessna

Don Taylor, Functional Vice President for Manufacturing & Engineering, Dow

"Material Management and Lean at Cessna" 

"Evolution of Operational Excellence at Dow"

Jan. 20, 2009 Women's Leadership Forum

Michelle Carnahan, Executive Director Global Marketing & Sales Transformation and Jo Taylor, Executive Director Customer Engagement Model with Eli Lilly 


The article “Women and the Vision Thing” by Herminia Ibarra and Otilia Obadaru, published by the Harvard Business Review can be purchased through the HBR Web site
View a discussion guide to accompany a conversation of the article.
Jan. 6, 2009 Sourcing and Procurement Forum

Gerry Cooper, President, Asia Tech Source Co., Ltd.

Judy Huand, President and Founder, 889 Global Solutions, Ltd.

"China Product Outsourcing - Two Perspectives"  
Dec. 5, 2008 Professional Development Seminar

Doug Pontsler, Vice President, Global Sourcing; Marc Blanchard, Global Energy Demand Leader and John Hutchinson, Sourcing Leader, Owens Corning

Jeffrey Picard, Senior Vice President HR, Textron

"Global Sourcing - Greening Our Operations" 

"Textron Post-Katrina, A Path To Recovery"

Nov. 17, 2008 S&OP Forum Tom Wallace, Writer and Educator specializing in Sales & Operations Planning Round Table: " Strategies for Succeeding in Tough Economic Times - Sales & Operations Planning  
Oct. 31, 2008 Human Resources Forum Mike Vella, Lean Advisor HR Succession Planning Forum  
Oct. 17, 2008 Women's Leadership Forum Panel from Cardinal Health: Cassi Baker, Vice President, State Government Relations, Deborah Dunipace, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Consultant , Cara Forester, Director Communications, Stephanie Revish, Director of External Reporting and Technical Accounting, Jill Felton LaNouette, Vice President Communications "Creating an Internal Women's Network"  
Oct. 3, 2008 Supply Chain Forum John Paul MacDuffie  Collaboration in Supply Chains: With and Without Trust  
Sept. 19, 2008 Professional Development Seminar

Ted Nikolai, President; Gary Allen, Vice President Solutions, Automotive and Chemical/Industrial, Exel Americas and Craig Fitzpatrick, Senior Manager, Logistics Innovation, Savi with Exel

Thomas M. Egan, Vice President of Global Procurement Operations, Whirlpool

"Crossing Borders - Global Supply Chain Challenges, Implications & Solutions" 

"Whirlpool's Sourcing Strategy - Taking the complexity Out"

Sept. 12, 2008   Smita Skirvanic, Moresteam Regression Analysis   
Aug. 14, 2008   Autoliv and The Autoliv Production System Plant Tour  
May 8, 2008 Women's Leadership Forum Lynn Kelley, PhD, Vice President Six Sigma with Textron, Inc.  "Personal Story of Challenges and Successes by a Women Leader"  
May 2, 2008 Professional Development Seminar

Sam Torrence, President and Mark McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Human Resources, Just Born Inc. 

Paul Murray, Director of Environmental Affairs and Safety, Herman Miller, Inc. 

“Just Born — A Lean Organization” 

"The Power of One: How You Can Embrace and Communicate the Environmental Ethic"

April 17, 2008 Lean Forum Mark Ruby  "Lean Leadership - A Practical Overview of Leading a Lean Implementation"  
April 4, 2008 Sales and Operations Forum Thomas F. Wallace

"Sales and Operations: What Is It & How To Make It Work"

March 14, 2008 Administrative Professionals Seminar Sapna Welsh, Leverage HR "Clear Communication: 'Can You Hear Me Now'?" and "The Polished Professional"  
Feb. 22, 2008 Professional Development Seminar

Bill Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

Jack Hockema, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Aluminum 

"Managing the Merger Process"

"Kaiser Production System: A Key Initiative in Transforming Corporate Culture"

Nov. 30, 2007 Professional Development Seminar

Tom Fink, Honda of America 
Peter Ward, Co-Director, COE 
Peg Pennington, Director of Continuous Improvement, COE

Christopher Connor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sherwin-Williams Company

"The Lean Network and Honda of America: A Mutually Beneficial supplier/OEM Relationship" Click Here to view the presentation 

"Operational Excellence at Sherwin-Williams"

Nov. 17, 2007 S&OP Forum Tom Wallace, Writer and Educator specializing in Sales & Operations Planning  Roundtable: " Strategies for Succeeding in Tough Economic Times - Sales & Operations Planning "  
Oct. 19, 2007 Lean Forum Kevin Duggan, founder, Institute for Operational Excellence "Mixed Model Value Streams"  
Oct. 17, 2007 Women's Leadership Forum Maria C. Coyne, Executive Vice President and National Sales Executive for KeyBank  "How to Create and Support your Own Internal and External Women's Network"  
Sept. 14, 2007 Professional Development Seminar

John Ginascol, Divisional Vice President, Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain

Michael P. Cramer, Director of Global Logistics and David Lepow, IS Director, Solutions Delivery, Owens Corning

"Managing Cultural Change in Blended Organizations"

"Technology & Supply Chain Excellence"

May 22, 2007 Women's Leadership Forum
Cheryl Jones,Vice President Manufacturing at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
"Never Turn Down an Opportunity in your Career"  
May 17, 2007 Lean Forum David Mann, Organizational Psychologist, Steelcase "Sustaining Success in Lean Conversions"  
May 4, 2007 Professional Development Seminar

Terry McGann, Director of Process Improvement, Coca-Cola North America

Jody Davids, Executive Vice President and CIO and Bill Owad, Senior Vice President Operational Excellence, Cardinal Health​

"Break Through Problem Solving"

"How Operational Excellence Fuels the Drive Toward IT Tranformation"

Apr. 5, 2007 Innovation Forum Carlos Alvarenga, Vice President Global MFG Supply Chain Leader with Satyam Computer Services Ltd., Executive Fellow Robert H. Smith School of Business "Supply Chain Management"  
Feb. 16, 2007 Professional Development Seminar

Ken Elsbury, Vice President Global Operations, Scotts Miracle-Gro

Pam Kuryla, Director of Benefits, Scotts Miracle-Gro

"The Global Supply Chain at Scotts"

"Innovative Methods to Create a Healthier Workforce and Reduce the Upward Trends in Healthcare Costs"

Jan. 26, 2007 Lean Forum Facilitated by COE co-director Peter Ward Discussion on the book "The Gold Mine"  
Dec. 1, 2006 Professional Development Seminar

Mike Vella, Global Director Operations Strategy for the Global Fluids Division, Cooper Standard Automotive

Leonard (Len) Schlesinger, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Limited Brands

"Implementing Change in your Organization"

"Accelerating Concept to Market at Limited Brands"

Nov. 9, 2006 Lean Forum Jeff Wallace, Plant Manager and Jenny Chacey, Industrial Engineer, T. Marzetti Company "Effective Meeting Planning and Execution"  
Nov. 3, 2006 Women's Leadership Forum Carol A. Christobek, Business Process Redesign Manager at Ashland, Inc. "Successes and Challenges in my Career in Operations Management"  
Oct. 25, 2006 Innovation Forum Norm Chagnon, Director of the Third Frontier "Expanding Product and Technology Innovation Through the Third Frontier"  
Oct. 20, 2006 Administrative Professionals Seminar Hosted by OSU's Ross Heart Hospital. Presenter: Beth Flynn, Program Specialist with the OSU Leadership Center "Bad Apples - How to Deal with Difficult Attitudes"  
Sept. 29, 2006 Innovation Forum Glenda Turner, Supply Chain Integrator for Boeing "Systems Thinking for Improving Organizational Effectiveness"  
Sept. 22, 2006 Lean Forum Timbertech, a subsidiary of Crane Performance Siding hosted this event under the leadership of Tom Gramlich, Vice President "Dramatic Change Initiated Through 5-S"  
Aug. 18, 2006 Professional Development Seminar

Michael C. Patton, Senior Vice President, Paper, Packaging & Services and Transformation Worldwide 
Brian Janki, Director Operational Excellence, Industrial Packaging & Services 
Travis Groff, Director of Operational Excellence, Paper Packaging & Services

B. K. John, Vice President of Six Sigma, Fidelity Investments

"Greif - The Global Journey to Lean"

 "Building Continuous Improvement in a Service Environment"

June 2, 2006 Lean Forum Tom Jackson, author Hoshin Kanri for the Lean Enterprise "Hoshin Kanri"  
May 25, 2006 Lean Forum David Mann, author Creating a Lean Culture "Process Focus, Process Measures, and Lean Thinking"  
May 19, 2006 Professional Development Meeting

Lou LaRowe, RPh, Executive Director of Manufacturing and Packaging and Kim Kellermann, Manager Spiriva Packaging, BI Roxane Inc.

John Engler, President & CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

"Connecting 1,000 Employees to a Single Global Vision"

May 5, 2006 Innovation Forum Clayton M Christensen, Professor of Business at Harvard Business School "Managing Innovation in the 21st Century"  
March 3, 2006 Innovation Forum Bob Hazen, Director of TQM and Organizational Effectiveness for Hi-Stat Manufacturing, division of Stoneridge, Inc. "Life Skill Training"  
Feb. 17, 2006 Professional Development Seminar

Gordon Tytler, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Rolls-Royce Energy Systems, Inc.

Miles Arnone, Operating Principal, American Capital Strategies

"Global Purchasing and the Global Supply Chain"

"America's Trading Partners: Making more Informed International Purchasing Decisions"

Feb. 10, 2006 Lean Forum Hosted by Diamond Innovations "Kaizen Interactive"  
Dec. 12, 2005 Innovation Forum Yann Guezennec, OSU Center for Automotive Research "Fuel Cell Technology"  
Dec. 9, 2005 Lean Forum

Lar Maaseidvaag, George Group

"Apply Lean Concepts in Complex Environments"  
Nov. 11, 2005 Professional Development Seminar

Jay Mortensen, Director of Target Costing and Cost Engineering, Maytag

Chris Jaromin, Executive Director of Manufacturing and Colleen Heacock, Director of Organizational Change, Communication & Development, The Longaberger Company

"Target Costing in a Manufacturing Environment"

"Redesign: People and Process"

Oct. 14, 2005 Innovation Forum Yossi Sheffi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Towards a Resilient Global Supply Chain"  
Sept. 30, 2005 Women's Leadership Forum Mary Ellen Sheets, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK/INTERNATIONAL, Inc. and her daughter, Melanie Bergeron, President  "From a Small Moving Business to an International Corporation"  
Aug. 5, 2005 Professional Development Seminar

Bob Higgins, Vice President Manufacturing & Logistics, Candle-Lite Division, The Lancaster Colony Corp.

Donna Demerling, Vice President, Supply Chain Transformation, The Timken Company

"Culture Change from Continuous Improvement"

"The Transformation of the Global Supply Chain"

July 8, 2005 Lean Forum Geo Gounaris, Honda Manufacturing of America "Ergonomics"  
June 24, 2005 Innovation Forum Mike Wallace, Director of Technical Services, Ross Products "Radio Frequency Identification Technology"  
May 13, 2005 Professional Development Seminar

Todd Manifold, General Manager and Rodger Jeffery, Business Development Manager, Mettler Toledo

Kent T. Sears, Vice President and General Manager, General Motors Corporation

"The Creation of a Breakthrough Manufacturing Technology Designed through a "Collaborative Development Model" to Provide Significant Competitive Advantage"

"Taking Lean to the Enterprise. Applying Principles of Lean Manufacturing to the Office & Professional Environment"

Feb. 4, 2005 Professional Development Seminar

Kathleen Smith, Director Diversity, Inclusions and Worklife, Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories

Mitch Kruegel, Senior Continuous Improvement Mentor and Jonathon H. Markey, President, North Jersey Media Group

"Effectively Managing Diversity in the Workplace"

"The Lean Newspaper: A Publishing Company's Journey to Lean Office"

Nov. 12, 2004 Professional Development Seminar

Mark Walcott, Director of Engineering & Quality Systems, Metaldyne 
Srini Subramaniam, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP 
Don Kirkland, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Carol A. Christobek, Manager Business Process Redesign, Ashland Inc.

"How the Supply Chain Initiatives at Metaldyne Have Helped the Company to Drive Manufacturing Performance Excellence Across its Global Business"

"Achieving Operational Excellence Through Business Process Redesign"

Nov. 2004 Women's Leadership Forum Jan Santerre, Vice President of Lean Enterprise for Parker Hannifin "Balancing Family and Key Leadership Role at Parker Hannifin"  
Oct. 27, 2004 Lean Forum TI Automotive "Total Productive Maintenance"  
Oct. 1, 2004 Administrative Professionals Seminar Beth Flynn, Program Specialist with the OSU Leadership Center
Site: President's Box at The OSU Football Stadium
"Whale Done. . . It's All About Building Trust, Accentuating the Positive and Redirecting Energy"  
Aug. 27, 2004 Professional Development Seminar

David S. Hoyte, Managing Director, TMB Industries

Garry Berryman, Corporate Vice President, Global Materials & Supply Chain Management Foundation Engineering and Operations, Applied Materials, Inc.

"Accounting Tools to Measure the Success of your Lean Initiatives. Math and Aftermath: Measures that Inspire Lean Behavior, Measures that Mislead, and Companies that Die while Measuring Poorly"

"The Role of Leadership in Transforming Supply Management from a Tactical Reaction Oriented Responsibility to a Strategic Competitive Advantage"

May 7, 2004 Professional Development Seminar

Joseph Fiskel, Principal, Eco-Nomics LLC and John Harris, formerly with Ashland

Beau Keyte, Branson, Inc. and Ron Fardell, Lean Enterprise Director - Textron, Inc.

"Creating Shareholder Value through Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Case Studies of Leading U.S. Companies"

"Application of a Lean Philosophy Inside the Office and How to Initiate the Effort Through Value Stream Mapping"

Feb. 20, 2004 Professional Development Seminar

Mari Jo Cary, SPHR, ABB Inc.

Jan Santerre, Vice President of Lean Enterprise, Parker Hannifin Corporation

"Certifying Employee Qualifications and Skills for Effective Job Assignments"

"The Challenges of Managing a Lean Organization"

Dec. 12, 2003 Lean Forum Beau Keyte, Lean Consultant "Lean Management in the Office"  
Nov. 14, 2003 Professional Development Seminar

Paul Bedell, Director North American Blow Mold Operations, Lean Champion, OASIS Corporation

Thomas D'Amico, Senior Vice President Global Manufacturing & Quality, Diebold, Inc.

"Lean Value Stream in a Mass Production Environment"

"Global Supply Chain Strategy"

Nov. 13, 2003 Lean Forum David Hoyte, Managing Director of TMB Industries "Managing Lean by the Numbers"  
Aug. 22, 2003 Professional Development Seminar

Tom Deschler, Vice President Manufacturing; Watts Patterson, Operations Vice President and Larry Noble, Recently Retired President, T. Marzetti, Division of Lancaster Colony

Roger Ellis, Vice President Manufacturing and Knute Hankins, General Manager Manufacturing, The Timken Company

"Managing Corporate Culture During Growth"

"Timken Automotive's Journey with Lean/SixSigma"

May 16, 2003 Professional Development Seminar

Patricia Brown, Executive Director Human Resources, Bridgestone Firestone, Inc

Robert Bauer, President, Liebert Corporation, Division of Emerson Electric

"Retaining & Motivating Good Employees in Tough Times"

"Manufacturing Performance at Liebert"

Feb. 21, 2003 Professional Development Seminar

Marty Blazic, Deb Hoffman and Tom Ashbrook, Tosoh SMD, Inc.

Al Ver, Vice President Advanced & Manufacturing Engineering, Ford Motor Company, Inc.

"Using 5-S to Start the Lean Manufacturing Process"

"Innovative Approaches in Sustainable Manufacturing"

Jan. 5, 2003 Women's Leadership Forum Donna Demerling, Senior Vice President, Quality and Lean Six Sigma, Timken    
Nov. 15, 2002 Professional Development Seminar

John D. Striebich, Director of Flow Manufacturing and Materials/Refrigeration Division, Copeland Industries

Mike Kelty, Vice Chairman & Executive Vice President and Brian Belcher, Vice President, Global Information Systems, Scotts Miracle-Gro

"How to Design an MRP System That Fits into Lean Manufacturing"

"Implementing ERP at Scotts"

Sept. 27, 2002 Administrative Professionals Seminar Presented by the OSU Leadership Center "Fish! Catch the Energy - Release the Potential"  
Aug. 23, 2002 Professional Development Seminar

Paul Mascuch, Director of Technology and Jerry Demott, Johns Manville

Russ Scaffede, Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing, Donnelly Corporation

"Open-Book Management: Truth, Testimony & Triumph"

"Capturing the Benefits of Lean Manufacturing"

May 17, 2002 Professional Development Seminar

Bill Fotsch, Great Game of Business, Springfield Remanufacturing

Mike Tanner, Group Plant Manager, TI Group Automotives Systems

"Open-Book Management: Truth, Testimony & Triumph"

"Capturing the Benefits of Lean Manufacturing"

Feb. 15, 2002 Professional Development Seminar

David S. Hoyte, President and Chief Executive Officer, J. L. French

David Kirk, VP Operations and Marketing and Bill Bosway, Copeland Corporation

"Turnarounds: Durable Business Improvement"

"Linking Manufacturing Performance Measures to Customers "

Nov. 30, 2001 Professional Development Seminar

Laura Blum, Production and Inventory Control Manager, Tosoh SMD, Inc.

Harland Sarbacker, Plant Operations Manager, Dana Corporation

"Theory of Constraints, One Company's Experience in Advanced Scheduling Systems"

"Exceeding Quality Standards Through Teamwork"

Sept. 7, 2001 Professional Development Seminar

Joe Phelan, General Manager/Manufacturing, GE Superabrasives

Roger Blackwell


"Customers Rule! Why the E-Commerce Honeymoon is Over" (Crown, 2001)

May 18, 2001 Professional Development Seminar

Deb Liefer, Donnelly Corporation

Larry Pike, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

"Work Standardization in the Lean Environment"

"Achieving Lean Manufacturing Through the Total Value Stream"

Feb. 16, 2001 Professional Development Seminar

Dan Hagedorn, Midway Products

Steven Brunner, Plant Manager and John Pigg, Sec. AFGM Local 347, Quaker Oats

"Mistake Proofing"

"Commitment vs. Control Based Cultures"

Dec. 1, 2000 Professional Development Seminar

William S. Marras, PhD, CPE, The Ohio State University

Paul D. Ericksen, Manager, Materials Resources of Lawn and Garden Products, John Deere's Worldwide Commercial & Consumer Equipment Division​

"Ergonomics in Modern History"

"Time-Based Supply Management: Managing the Extended Enterprise"

Aug. 25, 2000 Professional Development Seminar

David S. Hoyte, President, Arvin Ride and Motion Control Products

David S. Hoyte, President, Arvin Ride and Motion Control Products​

"Rapid Changeover - Applying Lean Principles to Improve Producticity"

"Operations Lite - Applying Lean Principles to the Industrial Enterprise"

May 19, 2000 Professional Development Seminar Mark Hogan, Vice President of Manufacturing, Southland Technologies "Using Goal Convergence for Rapid Organizational Transformation"  
Feb. 12, 2000 Professional Development Seminar

Carol Newcomb, Fisher College of Business

James Wiebe and Frank Gastrich, American Showa

"Orientation of Executive Education Program"

"Planning for Competitiveness - A Model for Continuous Improvement"

Nov. 12, 1999 Professional Development Seminar

Jatin Shah, Managing Director and Founding Member of Business Risk Solutions, Inc.

C.L. "Jerry" Henry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Johns Manville Corporation

"Decision Analysis"

"Safety in Manufacturing"

Aug. 27, 1999 Professional Development Seminar Pamela Vosmik, Human Resources Vice President, Lucent Technologies "The Power of Ideas and Recognition"  
May 14, 1999 Professional Development Seminar

John Adams, Senior Vice President, Honda of America Manufacturing

John Adams, Senior Vice President, Honda of America Manufacturing

"Model Predictive Adaptive Control Systems" 

"Leaning Into the Wind - The Culture of Creative Dissatisfactions"

Feb. 19, 1999 Professional Development Seminar Al Herold, Kyle Thomas, Tom Rice and Jeff Siefker, Mettler Toledo, Inc. "2-Day Today - Quick Response Manufacturing"  
Dec. 1998 Professional Development Seminar Edward L. Gubman, Global Organizational Effectiveness Practice Leader, Hewitt Associates "Employee Retention and Recruitment Techniques"  
Aug. 28, 1998 Professional Development Seminar William Woodburn, GE Superabrasives "The Journey to Six Sigma Performance"  
June 5, 1998 Professional Development Seminar R. David Nelson, Deere & Company and David A. Curry, Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. "Best Practices in Supplier Development"  
Feb. 1998 Professional Development Seminar Tom Wallace, Distinguished Fellow 1994-1997, Ross Bushman and Chandler Stevens, Cast-Fab Technologies, Inc. "Sales and Operations Planning…Principles and Practice"  
Dec. 1997 Professional Development Seminar George Taninecz, Associate Editor, Industry Week; David Shardelow, Cincinnati Milacron and Mark Twinem, The Lord Corporation "The Makings of America's Best Plants"  
Sept. 1997 Professional Development Seminar Steve Barnes, John Dieterle, Rick Peters, and Judy Thiel, The Timken Company

"Continuous Improvement Processes"

May 1997 Professional Development Seminar Rafael Menda, McNeil Consumer Products Co. "Achieving Manufacturing Responsiveness and Cost Savings Through Changeover Time Reduction in Packaging Processes"  
Feb. 1997 Professional Development Seminar Prof. Rob Heneman, OSU; Tim Gardner, The Longaberger Company and Tim Reynolds, Ross Products. "New Pay Initiatives for Shop Floor Employees in Manufacturing: Team Pay, Gainsharing, Profit Sharing, Broad Banding Recognition Programs and Skill-Based Systems"  
Dec. 1996 Professional Development Seminar John Thornton, Manager Quality; Bill Soller, Quality Engineer and Karina Magaziner, Quality Engineer, ABB Industrial Systems, Inc. "Building Customer and Supplier Partnerships Through High Performance Work Teams"  
Sept. 1996 Professional Development Seminar Fred Wilking, Vice President Operations/General Manager, Valves and Fittings Products and Tom Niehaus, President of Engineered Systems Division, Dover Corporation "Mass Customization at Dover Corporation"  
June 1996 Professional Development Seminar Dean Ruwe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Copeland Corporation "Process Change and Employee Empowerment"  
Feb. 1996 Professional Development Seminar Phil Sheehy, Product Supply Manager, Global Logistics Center, Procter and Gamble Corp. "The Development and Implementation of Efficient Consumer Response Programs at P&G"  
Dec. 1995 Professional Development Seminar Russell Maier, Chief Executive Officer, Republic Engineered Steel Co. "Employee Empowerment"  
Sept. 1995 Professional Development Seminar Prof. Ron Matthews, Cornell University Engineering School and Prof. Joe Bowman, Kansas University College of Business "Corporate/University Partnerships"  
May 1995 Professional Development Seminar Roger Campbell, Director of Training, Worthington Industries "Employee Empowerment"  
Feb. 1995 Professional Development Seminar Chris Aschinger, Chief Executive Officer, Columbus Show Case Co. and Terry McGann, Director of Process Improvement, Coca-Cola North America "Reducing Time to Market Through Cross-Functional Teams"