2019 Award Winner Presenters
Vice President and CIO, Manufacturing IT, Merck & Co., Inc.
Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors
Michele is Vice President and CIO for the Manufacturing Division with Merck.
Director, Digital Operations Center, The Dow Chemical Company
Clark Dressen has 30+ years of experience across a diverse range of IT related expertise which includes enterprise computing, manufacturing, R&D, security, and business-facing roles.
Vice President, Engineering & Technology Services, Jabil
Daniel Gamota is vice president of the Manufacturing Technology & Innovation Organization at Jabil. He is leading several international sites that are developing and deploying hardware innovations in medical, industrial, energy, consumer, aerospace, automotive, and defense products.
Vice President and North America Division President, Nexteer
Award Winning Project: Nexteer Automotive, Digital Manufacturing Process and 1Link Implementation
Dennis Hoeg, Vice President and North America Division President is responsible for the entire North America business – gaining commitments from the business lines and leveraging corporate functions to meet the business plan of the division and the product lines in North America. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategy Council.
Vice President of Talent Management, Saint-Gobain
Award Winning Project: Saint-Gobain North America, Essentials of Manufacturing
Carolyn Kelley is the Vice President of Talent Management at Saint-Gobain North America. In her current role, she leads the Human Resources organization responsible for Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development in the United States and Canada.
Director, Data Science – CX Platforms – Connected Digital Interactions
As director of data science, Sanjiv Patel plays a leadership role in Cisco’s company- and partner-wide digital transformation.
Senior Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Jabil
Michelle Penman is Director of Organizational Effectiveness at Jabil. She has over 24 years of industry experience focusing on leading transformational change at the executive and organizational levels. Michelle’s background is in IT where she has led and managed large scale programs, projects and teams in the services and manufacturing sectors to deliver increased profit margins and growth through the application of Lean Six Sigma, Program and Organizational Change Management methodologies.
Manufacturing Technology Development Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Matthew Prout currently works as a Manufacturing Technology Development Engineer at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
Principal & Technical Director, Noble Plastics
Scott Rogers is a principal and Technical Director for Noble Plastics, Inc.
Jayden Stewart received a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in December 2016, and has worked as an Applications Engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, TX for the past two years.
Dave Verburg is Senior Technical Staff Member for Storage Devices and End to End Quality for IBM. He manages quality assurance and proactive quality activities for SSDs and HDDs for all IBM systems.