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Good Results, New Alliances, Promising Launches Clear Some Clouds for Ford...

Ford CEO Jim Hackett may have created some breathing room for his tenure and opened a vista into his broader strategy with recent major moves and an upbeat quarterly earnings report from the company.

SC Johnson Chief Fisk Johnson Dives Deep, Goes Wide Against Plastic...

Fisk Johnson is making waves when it comes to putting his consumer-products company, SC Johnson, on the front lines of the plastic-waste issue.

CEO Ritch Allison Personally Pitches Domino’s From Pizza’s Pinnacle

CEO Ritch Allison is presiding over an extension of Domino’s dominance of the pizza industry after taking over the company last summer and is putting rivals even further behind the curve.

GHX CEO On Leveraging Healthcare’s Shift To Value

For Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) CEO Bruce Johnson, the shift of healthcare reimbursement from volume to value is opportunity. In this environment, hospitals and other providers are looking to cut costs wherever they can.

Chicago Facility Is First Advanced-Manufacturing Institute To Have Funding Follow-On

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Institute (DMDII) by UI Labs on Goose Island in Chicago became the first advanced-manufacturing institute to get follow-on funding, thanks in part to the effectiveness of Illinois representatives on Capitol Hill.

Manufacturing Groups Getting Antsy With Ambitious Infrastructure Program

Manufacturers are beginning to throw their weight behind efforts to get one of President Trump's campaign promises about industry that he has yet to keep: using it to rebuild America’s infrastructure.

EDENS CEO On Skating To Where The Retail Puck Is Headed

Jodie McLean, CEO of EDENS, spoke with Chief Executive about the challenges of real estate in the retail industry and finding what’s next, the power of diversity in the C-Suite and more.

To Survive In Business, Break Your Patterns

As executives we have a key responsibility to preserve the enterprise beyond ourselves.  Often that requires breaking patterns and processes which, though once successful, are no longer that. 

CEO Moves Show How Trump’s Economy Is Supposed To Work

Ford Motor CEO Jim Hackett, Steel Dynamics CEO Mark Millett, and Beaumont Health System CEO John Fox recently exemplified how the Trump economy is supposed to work.

Kia Celebrates Its Contributions To American Manufacturing

Kia's ad about its plant in West Point, Georgia might have been the most pointed message about American manufacturing ever featured in the Super Bowl.
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