Fireside Chat: Achieving Enduring Standard of Growth through Operational Rigor

Mark Mews
VP Peripheral Operations
WL Gore

Mark Mews leads the operations and supply chain for the Periperhal Business Group and has been at W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc. for over 16 years spending a majority of that time leading cross-functionally in various operations & supply chain leadership roles across both new product development and commercial life cycles. Prior to Gore he worked across multiple industries in different financial and business leadership roles. Mark is an advocate for continuous improvement, creating a lean culture, and focusing teams and organizations on delivering targets that improve both top and bottom line growth.

Michelle Oakes
VP Aortic Operations
WL Gore

Michelle Oakes leads the Aortic supply chain and operations as a part of the Aortic Business Group.

Michelle began her Gore career in engineering supporting new product development and then transitioned into various leadership roles within the Medical Products Division.

Prior to joining Gore, she has spent 10 years in consumer product goods in a variety of R&D and business process development roles. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.

Michelle has a passion for continuous improvement, learning and being outside with her family.