Changing Workforce / Leadership Skills

How Whirlpool's VP of manufacturing moved from cars to appliances

By the Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph, MI)

Nov 22, 2017

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Well before the sun rises, Byron Green is up and moving.

By 7 a.m., he’s got a constant flow of information coming in with tens of thousands of components being made throughout the day. Shipping performance reports are being sent to him. From there, Green tries to understand the hot spots and solve problems moving forward.

“I always tell people I’ve been lucky to be at the lead of some pretty big manufacturing organizations,” said Green, who held a similar position at Fiat Chrysler. “But I’m not the straw that stirs the drink. It’s all about the people and being a servant leader for them. It sounds kind of cliche, but that’s what it’s all about.”

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