Metro Atlanta CEO
by John Tabellione
As keynote speakers at the recent 2016 Georgia Manufacturing Summit in Atlanta, two prominent Georgia manufacturing executives provided good-to-great, real-life examples, strategies, and personal business philosophies to over 500 attendees.
Kathleen Edge, Executive Vice-President, Human Resources at Southwire Company, spoke of a key challenge manufacturers must confront—the major demographic shift she called “the next America”—and practical means to address it.
Using the example of the carpet industry as one of the few textile industries still manufactured in the U.S., Steve Hillis, President of Beaulieu Commercial and Aqua Hospitality Business, gave insights into “leadership with focus” that can enable and empower employees...