- Projecting your company’s brand and values to attract the kind of talent you want and need
- Demonstrating inspirational leadership amidst a global talent war
- Unlocking the potential of people: Entrepreneurial thinking as a catalyst to drive innovation
- Building the requirements of a connected business into a long-term investment strategy for learning and development
VP, Global Materials
Carol Flack is a Vice President with Dell’s Global Operations team and site leader for North Carolina. With revenues of $78 billion in FY18 and more than 140,000 people worldwide, Dell is the largest privately controlled technology company in the world. Dell holds leadership positions in 20 Gartner Magic Quadrants and customers include 99 percent of the Fortune 500 companies.
Carol is an experienced global executive in the technology sector with a track record of driving transformation. Carol is passionate about delivering superior business results through strong leadership and spends considerable time on mentoring and development activities for her teams. Carol supported the NC Chamber of Commerce in launching their first women’s conference in 2016 and growing it over the past three years to be one of the main professional events for women leaders in North Carolina.
As Vice President of North Carolina Operations, Carol is responsible for strategic direction and day-to-day operations at Dell’s manufacturing facility in Apex, with executive responsibility for the software development facility in Research Triangle Park and the data center / lab in Durham, NC. Carol is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Tech Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the NC Chamber of Commerce.
During her tenure with Dell/EMC, Carol has held leadership positions in Indirect Procurement and Global Services. Prior to joining EMC in 2009, Carol held multiple executive leadership roles with APW, Ltd. and Cabot Corporation. Carol started her career with Eaton Corporation in manufacturing where she was Plant Manager and then Division Procurement Manager before joining APW as a general manager. At APW, Carol spend five years in Europe – first in Cork, Ireland and then London, leading progressively larger businesses. After returning to Boston, she join Cabot Corporation with responsibility for Cabot Supermetals, a $350 million global specialty chemicals business.
Carol holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
Director, Global Manufacturing Engineering Integration
Appointed in May 2011, Dan is responsible for integrating activities across General Motors Global Manufacturing Engineering Centers – Body Systems, Vehicle Systems, Powertrain Systems, and Manufacturing Planning. Critical Business functions managed include industrial engineering, global manufacturing capital forecasting/balancing, manufacturing asset management, common Manufacturing Engineering process development, advanced manufacturing engineering strategy, advanced manufacturing technology, and Manufacturing 4.0/Smart Manufacturing.
Prior to his current position, Dan has held a number of executive leadership positions within General Motors including Director Global Die & Press Center, Director North American Manufacturing Strategy & Planning, Director Global Product Engineering/Body Structures, and Director North American Die Engineering. Experiences have progressed through a series of jobs with increasing responsibility, including brief assignments in both Germany and Brazil, along with management of global teams based in Germany, Brazil, South Korea, China and the United States.
Dan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1985 and a Master’s Degree, also in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Minnesota in 1986.
Daryl Taylor is Airbus’s Vice President and General Manager-Final Assembly Line, USA. In this position, he is responsible for all A320 Family Final Assembly activities in Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama manufacturing facility.
Taylor joined Airbus in August 2015 from GKN Aerospace where from 2013 he was Vice President and General Manager of two facilities: Precision Machining, Inc. in Wellington, Kansas and Bandy Aerospace, Inc. in Burbank, California.
From 2010 to 2013, Taylor was General Manager of the Q400 Program at Bombardier Aerospace in Toronto, Canada. From 1997 to 2009 he held various roles at Hawker Beechcraft Corporation in Wichita, Kansas, including Director of Operations H4000, Director of Assembly Operations Hawker 900 & 750, and Director of Six Sigma & Performance Excellence.
The appointment at Airbus is somewhat of a homecoming for Taylor—from 1989 until 1994 he was a Certified Engineering Apprentice at Airbus in the UK.
Taylor has a Higher National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from Kelsterton College in the UK, and a B.S. in Manufacturing Technology from Southwestern College in Kansas.
Taylor, his wife and three children live in Fairhope, Ala.
Head of Supplier Quality, Supplier Development, and Supplier Sustainability
Marco Baren is the head of supplier development / supplier sustainability and Operational excellence at Royal Philips.
Marco has 25 years of working experience in different markets, from components to automotive, different functions (purchasing/quality/production/plant management) and different regions around the globe. He holds a degree in Physics and Business Administration.
At Philips we are constantly working on improving our performance. As leader in the field of sustainability we are being seen and rewarded for our constant drive to improve people lives. This also means teaming up with suppliers helping them to become more sustainable but also more cost effective. Our strategic process to come to the right topics to deal with, did lead to 5 core programs very future oriented without losing our actual status quo. One of them is our Sustainable Performance program, where we stepped out of our comfort zone (auditing) and are now successfully implementing a new approach based upon joining forces without penalties.
Director of Service & Performance for Business Services
Peter Evans was born in 1955. He joined LEGO in February 2016.
The early part of his career was in Finance in various industries, including Defence, Financial Services and Telecommunications. Peter worked for GE Capital throughout the 90’s including spells in Manchester, Brussels, Shannon (Eire) and Connecticut in various Quality Leadership roles.
From 2000 to 2013 he worked in Telecoms in the UK, first with Vodafone, then Cable & Wireless, before finally leading Operational Excellence for Virgin Media.
From 2013 to 2015 Peter led Process Excellence in Northern Europe for Maersk Line, based in Copenhagen.
Since February 2016 Peter has been Director of LCI (LEGO Continuous Improvement) at LEGO with specific responsibility for Business Service Operations and is actively involved in establishing a Global Business Services Organisation for Finance, HR and other services.
Peter is a Six Sigma MBB, a Lean Practitioner and has a deep and lasting interest in Change Management and the psychology of Change.
Peter Lives in Newtown, Wales, UK with his wife Amanda, Dogs Harvey and Maisie and various other pets and pests.