North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit

The North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit is a premier gathering of industry leaders, manufacturing executives, and experts dedicated to exploring innovative strategies, emerging trends, and best practices in the dynamic world of manufacturing management.

April 14 - April 16, 2025

Omni Fort Worth Hotel Fort Worth, TX

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NAMES gathers SVPs, VPs, and Directors of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Operations, and Quality, Lean/CI/OpEx Executives, and Plant Managers to share insights, foster innovation, and build invaluable connections. Dive into a thoughtfully curated environment that brings together thought leaders, allowing you to explore new ideas and engage in meaningful discussions. Join the conversation at NAMES and be part of a community dedicated to pushing the limits of manufacturing success.

Previously Featured Speakers

Year after year, we bring to the stage today's thought leaders and innovators

Magdi Batato

Magdi Batato has extensive experience in the manufacturing and technical area, combined with business experience in both developed and emerging markets. He is working to make Nestlé’s supply chain and production better and more sustainable, day by day.

Magdi is passionate about sustainability and quality. In addition, he has a strong drive for societal engagement and an interest in a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Before starting his career at Nestlé in 1991 as Engineer in Industrial Services, Energy & Environment, Magdi worked as Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and Technicom in Bienne (Switzerland) as well as Project Engineer in an engineering consultancy firm in Lausanne (Switzerland).

His factory and production management experience took him to Germany (1995), Lebanon (1997) and South Africa (2001). In 2004, he was transferred to Malaysia as Executive Director of Production. In 2009, he moved to Nestlé UK & Ireland as Head of Group Technical. In May 2012, Magdi was appointed CEO of Nestlé in Pakistan and Afghanistan, based in Lahore.

In October 2015, Magdi became Executive Vice President of Nestlé S.A. in charge of Operations. He is responsible for Procurement, Nestrade, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Safety & Health, Quality Management, Engineering, Agriculture, ESG, as well as Sustainability and Operations Strategies.

Magdi is a member of the Supervisory Board of Carlsberg A/S and a member of its Audit and Remuneration Committee. Since 2018, he is a member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences and as of 2020 he is Chairman of IDH, the Transforming Markets Initiative.

Magdi, a Swiss national, is a mechanical engineer and holds a PhD in Energetics of the human body from the EPFL. He completed the Executive Development Program at IMD Lausanne and an International Manufacturing with INSEAD.

Magdi Batato

Fmr. EVP, Global Head of Operations

Nestlé

Marsha McIntosh

Marsha McIntosh-Hamilton is the President of North America Supply at Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol. Diageo has an outstanding collection of more than 200 brands, including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit, Smirnoff, Cîroc, Ketel One, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Marsha previously served as SVP of Supply Strategy Planning & Logistics, developing and leading the end-to-end supply chain strategy planning and coordination team across North America. Prior to this role, under her leadership, the North America Supply and Procurement team delivered significant levels of productivity and average working capital improvement.

She was also responsible for establishing Diageo’s Supplier Diversity program in North America and globally, which has contributed to significantly increasing NAM’s vendor diversity.

Marsha joined Diageo in 1999 and has since held roles with increasing responsibility across operations, logistics, procurement, and planning. She is currently based at the company’s Plainfield, Illinois site, Diageo’s only location in the world that houses both a technical center and a full, state-of-the-art production facility.

With over two decades of broad Supply Chain experience, she is known to be a thoughtful, ambitious and passionate leader, with the ability of building highly engaged and high performing teams.

As a senior leader in the organization, she is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where every individual feels valued for their unique contribution. Marsha also works across several leadership and development programs as a faculty member to mentor and develop leaders for the future.

Marsha received a B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a M.B.A. from Loyola School of Management.

Marsha grew up in Kingston Jamaica, loves travelling and is a diehard Maryland Terrapin fan. She lives in Naperville, Illinois with her three boys ages 18, 15 and 12 who keep her busy playing football and basketball.

Marsha McIntosh

President of North America Supply

Diageo North America

Tamera Fenske

As Chief Supply Chain Officer for Kimberly-Clark, Tamera Fenske has global responsibility for the company’s procurement, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, safety and sustainability organizations, as well as the company’s Global Nonwovens division.

Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark in 2022, Ms. Fenske served as senior vice president of manufacturing and supply chain for 3M Company where she led end-to-end supply chain in the U.S. and Canada across all its business groups and markets. During her 22-year tenure with 3M, Fenske held various senior roles leading manufacturing, supply chain and operations for many of the company’s global businesses, as well as plant management. She brings additional prior experience from Marathon Ashland Petroleum and Dow Chemical Company.

Ms. Fenske holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Tamera Fenske

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Maciej Stawicki

Maciej Stawicki is the P&G Global Manufacturing Vice President. He owns the Integrated Work System capability building program for 113 manufacturing sites across the globe. Stawicki earned his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Warsaw Technical University and worked as Process Engineer in CNC Machine Tools Design Center before joining P&G in 1993. Since then he successfully performed several manufacturing roles in several countries including leading 3 plants in Saudi Arabia, Poland, and Germany. Prior to his current role, Stawicki led the Baby Care category Product Supply organization in India, Middle East, and Africa region.

Maciej Stawicki

Global VP of Manufacturing

Procter & Gamble

Trever White

Professional Summary: Trever is an Executive in Toyota’s North America Production Engineering Division responsible for Digital Systems. This includes Engineering Systems supporting Factory Digital Twin, Regional Manufacturing Business Systems Product Owner, Production Engineering Process Kaizen App Development, and Operational Technologies supporting Industry 4.0.

History: Trever has been with Toyota for 25 years, spending 23 years in Information Technology before rotating to Production Engineering. Before Toyota, he worked for IBM as a Systems Engineer. Trever spent 10 years in IT Infrastructure with responsibility for Network, Telecommunications, Security, Server, and Storage.  He relocated to the Bay area for a long-term assignment at NUMMI, now the Tesla Factory.  After this, he was responsible for North America Regional IT Site Operations then Manufacturing Systems and later became the General Manager of Automotive Business Systems where he also assumed IT responsibility for R&D, Purchasing, and the North American Parts Supply Chain Systems. He recently led the Advanced IT for Manufacturing & Industry 4.0 Programs for Information Systems.

Education: White graduated from University of Kentucky with a Bachelors in Decision Science & Information Systems.

Accolades: He has served as Vice Chair and is currently on the Board of Directors for MESA International, CESMII, and others.  He has been a speaker at the Industry Week Best Plants Conference, Center for Automotive (CAR) conference, Connected Manufacturing, IoT World, multiple Universities, and other Industry leading forums.  He has been recognized with awards by CIO 100 & Smart Industry Top 50 Innovators.

Trever White

Group Manager, Digital Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering

Toyota

Daniel Myers

  • Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business, University of Tennessee
  • Board Member for Two Companies
  • Private Equity Senior Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group
  • Retired EVP, Global Supply Chain, Mondelēz International
  • Former EVP, Global Supply Chain, Kraft Foods
  • Former Global VP, Product Supply, Procter & Gamble

Daniel Myers is currently a Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business teaching as a guest lecturer for both graduate and under-graduate studies. He currently serves as a Senior Operating Executive for the Carlyle Group, one of the largest Global Private Equity firms and is on two company boards. He is the retired Executive Vice President of the Global Integrated Supply Chain of Mondelez International where he led the Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Customer Service & Logistics groups, which represent more than 70,000 of the company’s employees.  Daniel held the same position at Kraft Foods Inc., the predecessor to Mondelēz International, since he joined the company in September 2011.  The spin-off of the company’s North American grocery operations occurred in October of 2012.  Under his leadership, Mondelez funded a major reinvention of its worldwide supply chain delivering more than $3 billion in savings over 3 years. He has extensive experience in investor management including representing Mondelez in the investor presentations at CAGNY and Barclays.

Prior to Kraft Foods, Daniel worked for Procter & Gamble for 33 years, serving in roles across all areas of the Supply Chain. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Product Supply, where he led the supply chain function for P&G’s Global Hair Care business. He was also responsible for coordinating the company’s $28 Billion Beauty & Grooming business.  He had responsibility for P&G’s Customer Service and Logistics operations globally for four years and while in this role he led the integration of the operations of the Gillette company, a $56 Billion acquisition.

Daniel has strong experience launching new brands and building operations in emerging markets. He has over 25 years’ experience delivering winning innovation leading major global expansions. He has worked in 54 countries and lived outside the U.S. for more than 10 years. Daniel has mastery in the successful implementation of best practices including building High Performance Organizations and Lean Six Sigma. During his successful career, he has had responsibility for over 250 manufacturing plants and 400 warehouse and distribution centers.

Daniel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and served on the Board of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee for over 10 years.

Daniel and Karen, his wife of 40 years, are Christians who have led music and youth groups for 5 churches in three different countries over a period of 25 years. They have been active in mission work helping support and build schools or orphanages in Venezuela, Romania, Nigeria, Kenya, India and Myanmar.

Daniel Myers

Former EVP Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelēz International, Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business at University of Tennessee

Kelly Boyle

Kelly Boyle is a seasoned Supply Chain professional with an impressive career track record of over 25 years. Beginning her vibrant career journey at General Mills, Kelly spent a decade honing her skills in the manufacturing facilities. During this period, she undertook multiple cross-functional assignments, leading teams across Business/Brand support, Logistics, Customer Logistics, and Global Sourcing. Her leadership at General Mills culminated in her overseeing the Natural and Organic Supply Chain end-to-end.

Transitioning to Walmart, Kelly’s initial role saw her spearheading the redesign of the Fresh Supply Chain. Her strategic input was instrumental in transforming the movement of highly perishable food from field to shelf, enhancing shelf life and ultimately customer satisfaction.

Progressing further, Kelly assumed the responsibility of ensuring Walmart’s entire food supply chain adhered to the Everyday Low Costs (EDLC) policy without compromising on customer needs. Her strategic foresight and leadership acumen were pivotal in balancing cost-effectiveness with customer satisfaction. In her current role, Kelly oversees the Supply Chain Maintenance organization and the Centers of Excellence for Safety, Quality, Reliable Operations, Continuous Skills Development, and Lean/Continuous Improvement. These centers aim to standardize processes and provide transformative tools to enhance Walmart’s Supply Chain operations.

Beyond her professional life, Kelly cherishes her personal life with her supportive husband, Ray, of 33 years and their three wonderful children: Sean (28), Caitlin and Jack (both 26). Kelly’s blend of professional expertise and personal balance make her a standout leader in the supply chain industry.

Kelly Boyle

Vice President, Walmart Supply Chain Operations and Centers of Excellence

Walmart

Kelly DiPucchio

Over the course of her 34-year career at General Motors, Kelly DiPucchio’s leadership skills and hands-on approach in manufacturing environments differentiated her expertise. In her last role as Vice President, Global Manufacturing Engineering, she led 5000 global team members designing and installing tooling and processes across the global footprint for all new vehicles and propulsion systems including batteries and electric drive units. In addition to executing new product launches, her team implemented automation, device level analytics and AI to improve manufacturing quality, efficiency and cybersecurity. She has extensive background in new product development and global program management and is recognized for cross-functional collaboration and innovation. Key roles include Manufacturing Operations Executive Director leading ten plants in the U.S. and Mexico, Executive Director Global Manufacturing Program Management, Global Manufacturing Chief Engineer for the global portfolio of midsize vehicles, and Director, Body Engineering, where her team designed and engineered vehicle body closures, including the innovative multi-pro tailgate.

Throughout her career, DiPucchio has had a commitment to mentoring the next generation of engineers and encouraging women to drive for success – especially in a manufacturing environment. DiPucchio earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Kelly DiPucchio

Former VP of Global Manufacturing Engineering

General Motors

Paisley Matthews

Paisley Matthews is the vice president of Manufacturing and Safety for Boeing Defense, Space and Security and a member of the Boeing Manufacturing Operations Council. In these roles, she is responsible for ensuring the Defense, Space & Security production system consistently operates in an integrated, lean and effective manner.

Prior to these roles, she was the vice president of Operations for Bombers and Fighters (B&F) and also served as the St. Louis site leader. Matthews oversaw manufacturing, quality, cost, schedule and safety performance for the F/A-18, F-15 and T-7A programs. She was the lead Boeing executive responsible for working with the Defense Contract Management Agency across the St. Louis region to ensure that B&F programs met customer requirements. In addition, she chaired a cross-business and cross-functional team responsible for site-related activities across the St. Louis region.

Previously, Matthews was director of Operations for Phantom Works and Autonomous Systems, two other divisions within Boeing Defense, Space & Security. In that role, Matthews set the strategic direction for manufacturing, helped execute the One Boeing Production System and implemented cutting-edge production initiatives.

Prior roles included director of 787 Final Assembly at Boeing South Carolina, leading 787 Mid-body Program Management, site leader for 787-10 Business Operations and Program Integration leadership for the Space Launch System program. She first joined Boeing in 2002.

Matthews is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Management and the Florida Institute of Technology where she earned a Master of Business Administration.

Paisley Matthews

VP, BDS Manufacturing & Safety

The Boeing Company

Becky Crane

Becky Crane has 20 years’ experience at General Mills working across the company’s end-to-end supply chain, in multiple U.S. and international locations. Highlights include plant manager at one of our largest facilities (Hannibal, Mo.), as well as standing up a global procurement organization in Switzerland as an expat. She’s known for leveraging her breadth of experience to build bold strategies and highly effective cross-functional teams to solve problems and create long-term advantage for our businesses.

Crane leads manufacturing, engineering and global safety teams with accountability for over 9,000 employees (approximately 30% of the company’s employee base). This includes responsibility over $1B in capital across the enterprise, standardizing processes and establishing strong business partnerships to enable advantaged agility and accelerate innovation. In less than one year, her team stabilized line performance, reduced open headcount to less than 4% (industry leading), while delivering the capital plan.

Becky Crane joined General Mills in 2003 as a Distribution Management Associate at the Buffalo, N.Y., Flour Mill. Over the next 10 years, she held various roles with increasing responsibility moving around the U.S. in the process. Roles included Logistics Operations Planner (Minn.) for Yoplait, implementing a new planning system (Minn.), Logistics Manager (Avon, Iowa, and Buffalo, N.Y.), Operations Manager (Hannibal, Mo.) for Progresso Soup and Chewy Bars, and Supply Chain Development Manager (Walmart Sales; Bentonville, Ark.).

Crane stepped into two Plant Manager roles – first in Vineland, N.J., and shortly thereafter was approached to lead one of General Mills’ largest facilities in Hannibal, Mo. Continuing to broaden her experience, Crane embraced a unique opportunity as Director of Global Sourcing Packaging for Sourcing in Nyon, Switzerland. Upon her return stateside, Crane joined an executive leadership team, leading Supply Chain Transformation and Business Performance Management (BPM) for the North America Retail segment. Crane then stepped into an executive business leadership role as the Supply Chain Leader for the Morning Foods Operating Unit where she had accountability for the end-to-end supply chain.

Crane grew up in Golden Valley, Minn. and attended the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management where she holds degrees in Marketing and Supply Chain Management. She and her family currently reside in the Minneapolis.

Becky Crane

Vice President, Manufacturing & Engineering

General Mills

Anup Dutt

Anup Dutt is an accomplished Industrial Operations Director with extensive experience in leading development and launch of greenfield manufacturing sites, managing consolidation, and transforming existing operations. He has a proven track record of driving business continuity in response to major external and internal events.

With a Master of Engineering degree in Integrated Engineering from Cardiff University, Anup is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (CEng MIMechE) registered with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He has held various leadership positions within L’Oréal, including VP Technical Director for the Consumer & Professional Products Divisions in the US, Industrial Operations Director for the Latin America Zone, and Industrial Operations Director for the Hispanic Zone.

Throughout his career, Anup has successfully led cross-functional teams at multiple locations across large regions, leveraging his ability to adapt to different cultures and geographies. He has a strong focus on continuous performance improvement to optimize efficiency, costs, quality, and delivery speed. Anup is known for his strategic vision, ability to define and execute multiyear strategies, and collaboration with key stakeholders to achieve short-term and long-term objectives

Anup Dutt

VP Technical Director Consumer & Professional Product Divisions

L’Oreal

Bart Talloen

Bart Talloen is a senior executive supply chain leader with thirty five years of global experience in Asia, Europe, and North America. His expertise and achievements in supply chain strategy and leadership, continuous improvement, and technology innovation are broadly recognized. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including most recently the “2023 Manufacturing Leader of the Year Award” from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) & Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC) for his transformational leadership throughout his career.

During his career in pharmaceuticals Rx, OTC, consumer goods, and medical devices, Bart managed large E2E manufacturing and supply chain networks (including procurement, planning, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution); acquired and divested businesses and manufacturing operations; lead strategy and technology innovation teams; and oversaw large scale business transformation programs. He also successfully executed an FDA Consent Decree and re-certified multiple sites.

A dynamic and resilient leader with vision, Bart thrives on big challenges and stretch goals. He excels at mobilizing and guiding organizations through large transformations, as well as delivering step-change performance improvements. With a focus on customers and people, he energizes large organizations by inspiring confidence in others, through strong communication, influencing skills, and an open & authentic leadership style.

Bart is a strong believer in the power of collaboration. At Johnson & Johson he successfully established global eco-systems and strategic partnerships (with academia, industry consortia, industry, technology providers, and governments) that were leveraged to advance technology innovation and supply chain capabilities. He participates in forums to contribute and influence the global innovation and I4.0 agenda, driving progress across industries and economies.

Bart is also a frequent speaker at manufacturing, supply chain, and innovation conferences. Past speaking engagements include Executive Platform events (e.g. NAMES); WEF advanced manufacturing and supply chain forums; NAM/MLC Rethink Summits; IoT Solutions World Congress; and the Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium. Bart has also done multiple podcast interviews with Gartner, McKinsey, and Executive Platforms.

After 27 years, he retired from Johson & Johnson on October 1, 2023. Now he is an Executive Fellow at the World Economic Forum for the Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chains Center and a member of WEF’s Global Future Council. Bart is actively evaluating company advisory and coaching commitments, has ongoing external speaking engagements, and continues to participate with the Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC) in various capacities.

Bart’s drive, energy, and passion for excellence radiates in everything he does, including his personal life. He is an avid workout and fitness fanatic, having attempted and broken (but not officially certified) Guinness World Records in pushups and chin-ups, affirming his believe in the power of setting a goal, going for it, and never giving up! In 2022, he launched “Bart’s Challenge” in collaboration with the Greater Somerset County YMCA, of which Bart is an active supporter and fundraiser. The Challenge is an annual event that encourages everyone to stay active and promotes physical fitness.

Bart Talloen

Former VP Strategy, Innovation & Deployment at Johnson & Johnson Executive Fellow at the World Economic Forum for the Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chains Center

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