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Dale Bayley – Lean Director of the Filtration Group at Parker Hannifin

I welcome Dale Bayley, the Lean Director of the Filtration Group of Parker Hannifin to this edition of State of Readiness.  Parker Hannifin is a an publicly-traded American corporation (NYSE: PH) founded in 1917, revenues of $14.3B(2018), 58,000 employees globally,  and specializing in motion and control technologies which Dale joined in 1978. Dale grew-up in a blue-collar, hard-working family.  And when Dale joined Parker, as an production assembler, he did not have a college degree.  It ...

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Céline Felan – Vice President of Business Transformation at Community Brands

In this edition of “State of Readiness”, I interview Céline Felan, Vice President of Business Transformation at Community Brands, a software company that provides a suite of offerings for membership-based organizations, private schools and churches. Being born in Paris, France and raised in the Netherlands, Céline now calls Austin, Texas home – where she quickly learned and understood the phrase “grabbing the bull by the horns”.  In her role, she has help guide the company through ...

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Tyrone Muse – CEO and President; Visions Federal Credit Union

I welcome Tyrone “Ty” Muse to this episode of State of Readiness.  Ty is the CEO and President of Visions Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution with $4.2 in assets and he will share the journey of his career from working with Jack Welch at GE Asset Management, to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Goldman Sachs.  But in particular, Ty will share the challenges he faced when he joined Visions; changing it from what it was, to what it is, towards what it will be. In my ...

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Michael Rabbitt – Head of Business Transformation, Argonne National Laboratory

In this episode, I welcome Michael Rabbitt, Head of Business Transformation, Argonne National Laboratory, a world-class research laboratory.  Having a BA in Operations Management and Information Systems and earning his MBA in Human Resource Management, Michael will share his journey; how his interests evolved over time, the experiences he gained in change management, and his observations and the changes he had to make in moving from the private sector (insurance) to the public sector (resear...

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Stephane Jeanmart Chemistry Operational Excellence Lead, Syngenta

I welcome Stephane Jeanmart, Chemistry Operational Excellence Lead at Syngenta, a global agrochemical business headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.  In this episode, Stephane shares his journey from being formally trained in Chemistry, a discipline of predictable outcomes governed by formulas and exactness, to a less exact discipline that is Operational Excellence which is largely about people. Syngenta was formed from the spin-off of a portion of the agrichemical businesses of Novartis and ...

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