Manufacturing

Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton Leads Efforts To Elevate Women In Manufacturing

As the CEO of a manufacturing company, Barbara Humpton, chief at Siemens USA, acknowledges she occupies a rarefied position. That's why she's modeling success for many executive women in manufacturing and beyond.
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Airstream Keeping Its Foot On The Pedal After Strong Year

Airstream is doubling down as the company booms, introducing innovations inside its classic aluminum-clad, silver-bullet shape and diversifying the product line.
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Trump’s New North American Trade Agreement Is A Win For U.S. Automakers

Manufacturing CEOs are feeling quite a bit better about President Trump’s trade-negotiating tactics in the wake of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. In particular, the U.S. auto industry should be happy.

Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer On Manufacturing Trends And Managing Growth

Chief Executive caught up with CEO Scott Fischer to talk about Dippin’ Dots’ turnaround, the importance of company culture and how Dippin’ Dots is handling manufacturing demands.

Pharma CEO On Opioids, Medication Prices And Overregulation

Anthony Tabasso, CEO of KVK Tech, talks with Chief Executive about the challenges in manufacturing a controlled substance, a highly-regulated industry, and manufacturing generic medications with lower price pressure.

The Fallout Of The US-China Trade War On One Manufacturing CEO

America’s trade dispute with China is a morass that threatens to become a tar pit for CEOs of many U.S. manufacturers, even as President Trump’s tariffs provide direct protection of many other companies. Steve Harriott, CEO of Watchfire Signs in Danville, Illinois, is one of the worried ones.

Theracycle CEO On Finding A Niche Market With Parkinson’s Patients

Some people get into their line of work “by accident,” but in Peter Blumenthal’s case, he really did suffer a life-threatening accident that eventually got him to buy Theracycle. He spoke with Chief Executive about it and how he found the company’s niche market.

Manufacturing CEO On Thinking Globally: “The World Is Quite Small”

Mark Gardner and Sappi North America are surviving in a paper and pulp industry that’s been ravaged by global competition from Europe and Asia. Gardner talks about the mindset that has allowed them to stay in business.
John O'Kelly, CEO of Newcastle Systems

Newcastle Systems CEO On Being An “Orchestra Conductor”

John O’Kelly talks about how he’s grown Newcastle Systems from the basement of his home to where it is today and the challenges of having a product that doesn’t have brand recognition.

How SC Johnson’s CEO Elevates Transparency In An Unlikely Industry

As a chemical manufacturer, SC Johnson faces a unique hurdle in the era of “all-natural” consumer-packaged goods. CEO Fisk Johnson explains to Chief Executive how they overcome these challenges.
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CEO Confidence Remains Stable in September

Strong customer demand, lending rates, lower taxes and high employment are some of the variables CEOs say keep their confidence high. Still, tariffs and trade uncertainties remain a concern.
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