DuPont CEO Heads Stellar List of Speakers at Industrial Engineering Flat World Conference in May

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Charles O. (Chad) Holliday, Jr., Chairman and CEO DuPont, headlines a stellar list of speakers from industry and top universities at the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and Expo 2007, focusing on "Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World." This is the most significant event of the year for anyone in process improvement, operations research, industrial engineering, supply chain management, and logistics.

Charles O. (Chad) Holliday, Jr., Chairman and CEO DuPont, headlines a stellar list of speakers from industry and top universities at the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and Expo 2007, focusing on "Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World." This is the most significant event of the year for anyone in process improvement, operations research, industrial engineering, supply chain management, and logistics.

More than 1400 people will assemble in Nashville May 19-23 to hear Chad Holliday and others discuss how industrial engineering's principles and tools enable the world's largest companies to compete effectively in the world's puzzle.

Other keynote speakers include:

  • James P. Womack, Ph.D., Founder and Chairman of Lean Enterprise Institute, who will also be doing a book signing following his talk;
  • John Birge, Ph.D., professor of Operations Management and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago;
  • Eugene S. Meieran, Ph.D., Director of Manufacturing Strategic Support Intel, Intel Senior Fellow, NAE Member; and
  • John A. White, Ph.D., P.E., Chancellor and Distinguished Professor Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas

The conference offers several days of educational sessions, tutorials, stimulating speakers, networking, awards and tours of Nashville's distinguished companies. It is open to the public.

A key segment of the annual conference is the Enterprise Management Forum where executives from across the world will reveal strategies to mastering the integral processes in a world with no boundaries. In addition to Chad Holliday, other panel members include:

  • Jacob Chen, VP, Foxconn Technology Group;
  • Georg Kell, Executive Head of the United Nations Global Compact; and
  • Jim Spohrer, Director, Almaden Services Research, IBM Research.

Media representatives are offered a complimentary registration to attend and get your brain ignited with all the corporate and academic leaders that will be assembled in one place. See the list below of prospective companies you can meet.

Tours include Fleetwood Homes, Inc, Hot Topic Distribution Facility, Genesco, Inc. Lebanon Distribution Center, Old Navy Southern Distribution Center, Bowling Green Assembly Plant, and Nissan North America Manufacturing Plant.

The following companies are a sample of the presenters and attendees who will be at this conference. For complete lists, please see http://www.iieannual.org.

Air Force Inst of Tech
Auburn U
Deere
Dept. of Homeland Security
DuPont
East Carolina U
Embry-Riddle
Florida Int'l U
Florida State U
Gap, Inc.
GE
Georgia Tech
Hershey's
IBM
International Paper
Kraft
Liberty Mutual
LSU
Maynard
Mayo Clinic
Merck
Oak Ridge Nat'l Lab
Operations Concepts, Inc.
Penn State
Purdue U
Raytheon
Rockwell
Rutgers
SUNY
Tennessee Tech
Texas A & M
The Boeing Company
U of Arizona
U of Houston
U of Missouri
U of Singapore
U of Tennessee
UPS
Virginia Tech
Walt Disney World
Wells Fargo Bank

KEYNOTE AND FORUM SPEAKER INFO

Please contact Elaine Fuerst at 770-349-1106 if you wish to set up an interview with any of the speakers. Our complimentary registration includes meals and drink tickets at the exhibitor reception. To attend the awards dinner, please make arrangements with Elaine (efuerst(at)iienet.org). See http://www.iieannual.org for schedule so you can arrange your coverage.

Background on each speaker:
1.Charles Holliday, Jr.
CEO and Chairman of the Board at DuPont
BSIE University of Tennessee (Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering)
Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.)
Past president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Founding member of the International Business Council
Member of the National Academy of Engineering

2.James Womack
Founder and Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Institute
B. A. in political science from the University of Chicago
Master's degree in transportation systems from Harvard University
Ph.D. in political science from MIT -0 dissertation on comparative industrial policy in the U.S., Germany, and Japan
1975-1991, full-time research scientist at MIT directing a series of comparative studies of world manufacturing practices.

3.John Birge, Ph.D.
Professor of Operations Management
Neubauer Family faculty Fellow, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago
BA in mathematics from Princeton University
MS in operations research, Stanford University
Ph.D., operations research, Stanford University

4. Eugene S. Meieran, Ph.D.
Director of Manufacturing Strategic Support Intel
Intel Senior Fellow; NAE Member
BS, metallurgy, Purdue University
Masters and ScD degrees from MIT

5. John A. White, Ph.D., P.E.
Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas
BS in industrial engineering form the University of Arkansas
MS in industrial engineering form Virginia Tech
Ph.D. from The Ohio State University
Past President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Award Recipient (highest award bestowed by IIE)

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