Innovative Manufacturers' Center
Driving Manufacturing Growth and Job Creation in Central Pennsylvania
Learn how a 150-year-old global manufacturer systematically integrated its EHS, OpEx and supply chain systems to optimize employee engagement, sustainability and business results.
Milliken & Co. makes specialty chemicals, floor coverings and textiles at plants in the U.S., Mexico, Australia, China and throughout Europe, a global footprint that can be challenging to manage. In this powerful webinar, you will hear their 10 key reflections on building and sustaining excellence across their global business, despite the severe competition, high labor turnover, remote working and disrupted supply chains.
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Join us to hear proven best practices from the multi-award winning Manufacturing Organization that is now helping other companies build and sustain their own approaches to excellence & world class health & safety, operations and supply chain with their globally recognized consultancy.
Chris Poole, Director of Client Development – EMEA, Performance Solutions by Milliken
Chris Poole serves as the Director of Client Development for our European clients alongside leading our global Supply Chain Excellence Offering. Dedicated to partnering with organisations to support their Health & Safety Excellence, Operational Excellence and Supply Chain Excellence ambitions, Chris holds a Degree in Technology & Management Sciences from the University of Bradford and is a certified Change Management Practitioner, Master Black Belt and TPM Instructor.
Darren O’Connor, Senior Practitioner, Performance Solutions by Milliken
Darren O’Connor has worked for Milliken & Company for over 15 years, starting as a Product/Process Improvement Engineer in Milliken’s Automotive Division, holding roles as a Process Improvement Leader & Site Leader supporting the organisation with health & safety, Performance/Operational Excellence, winning the JIPM TPM Award for Excellence in 2003. Darren also worked for a number of World Class organisations outside of Milliken; with a Global leadership role for Six Sigma, Health & Safety and additionally, supporting Lean Logistics implementation. Since re-joining Milliken with Performance Solutions in 2013, Darren has supported global and pan-European clients across several countries/languages/cultures in the automotive, textile, food and paper / packaging industries. He is now a Senior Practitioner and Client Lead, partnering with organisations at all levels in the strategic and tactical implementation of Leadership, Health & Safety and Performance Excellence. Darren leverages associate engagement, communication, recognition and role model leadership behaviours to enable an excellence culture.Darren holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Safety, Health & Environmental Management, from the University of Manchester as well as earning Industrial Engineering and Management Diplomas from the University of Central Lancashire. Furthermore Darren is NEBOSH Diploma qualified Health & Safety Professional with a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.