Aston Logistics & Systems Institute, Aston University
Operational Excellence Manager
B. Braun Group
Davide di Blasi
Global Lean and Quality Director
Hilding Anders International AB
Electronic Engineer graduated from University of Palermo, 39 years old. 13 years of experience in Manufacturing in 3 different multinational companies. Several positions covered (Quality SPC, Lean coordinator, Production manager, Plant Manager, Industrial Director, Lean and Quality Director) and since 2016 partnership with Pavia University in Lean Production training course.
Leading change and people common denominator in each role, combined with a profound belief in lean principles and continuous improvement mindset.
In 2016 participation to Master Class in Japan opened my eyes and helped me to better understand the deep meaning of lean manufacturing.
Challenging targets always achievable if we inspire the team with a common vision and we communicate a clear strategy to them: well defined indicators translated to all levels of the organization and people empowering is a key point for success.
“Take care of your people and they’ll take care of your customers and business”: it is a note sentence in which I strongly believe.
Dr Gunter Beitinger
Vice President Manufacturing
Jesper has delivered organizational footprint and technology strategies within Element design and Mould Manufacturing - establishing Engineering centers in LEGO manufacturing sites in Mexico and Denmark. Responsibilities include delivering innovation to support product development and leading engineering on manufacturing sites. During his work Jesper has profound focus on how IoT can support his visions and enable the future – a true IOT-technology evangelist.
Jesper has worked for LEGO in several roles. 1) Responsibility for R&D in Packaging and Processing (Decorations and Assembly) product line. 2) Responsibilities for product development execution for LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Games, LEGO Technic, LEGO Hero Factory - leading development teams through design, sourcing and marketing process from concept to finished product. 3) establishing logistics strategy, delivered turn around results in increasing differentiated services and reducing costs by e.g. outsourcing, consolidating sites and redefining logistic service offering.
Vice President Manufacturing
Samsonite Europe NV
Business Unit Director
2 Sisters Food Group
Head of Strategy - Manufacturing Science & Technology
Dr Peter Emvin
GKN Aerospace Sweden AB
Head of Machine Centre of Excellence
EVP of Operations
Head of International Engineering and Digital Transformation
Supply Chain leader with > 20 years of experience in all end-to-end competence fields of Supply Chain Management. Originator of Supply Chain’s Digital Transformation program. Recent recognitions: World Economic Forum’s nomination as “4th Industrial Revolution Lighthouse”. Leading cross-functional interdisciplinary teams on all management levels and geographies. Proven successes in greenfield (new factory construction), brownfield, site master-planning development and implementation, footprint development and restructuring, site divest and production transfers. Management of double-digit MEUR invest projects in key innovation technologies, capacity expansion projects and site development. Successful steering of major acquisitions and post-merger integrations. Profound background process safety, sustainability footprint improvement, HSE and quality management as well as corresponding ISO standards.