Director of manufacturing at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Billy Taylor is the director of manufacturing at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He brings more than 25 years of experience in all phases of operations, management and leadership. He has a track record of improving production efficiency and building employee engagement at all levels of an organization.
Taylor has been called upon by universities, international conferences, global publications and the U.S. Army to demonstrate practical examples of how to drive and sustain effective results through embracing your culture and enabling employee ownership. He is a disciple of continuous improvement processes and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt business leader.
Since joining Goodyear in 1989, Taylor has progressed through a series of leadership positions. He has served as plant director for both union and non-union facilities, leading lean transformations in Goodyear’s largest and most complex tire-producing sites.
A servant leader, Taylor is a member of the executive advisory board for the Shingo Institute, Utah State University Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. He is currently chairman of the board for the Goodyear Good Government Fund and serves on the executive board of Saint Vincent-Saint Mary High School. He earned his MBA from Baker University and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Prairie View A&M University
KEYNOTE: The Art of Excellence: How to Execute
Managing the Lean Intersections for Excellence
The process framework featured in this presentation will showcase how a strong linkage between people, lean daily management process, and extreme ownership impact sustainable results. The organization's business strategy must flow through the alignment of Functions and Tiers, driving alignment from of the C-Suite to the shop floor to create fertilizing an environment where problems are raised and solved by those teams closest to work to require to best meet customer demand and fulfill the value proposition.
The Winning Formula for Success: Strategy + Execution = Results. The success of a business organization depends on its ability to convert its plans into results. This process can be the determining factor that sets great companies apart from their competition. Operational excellence is less about innovative management practices and more about process discipline and alignment, and Strategic Talent Deployment. The “intersection” is where strategic elements and tactical execution overlap to break through and override silos to enable and ensure strong linkages between planning strategy and doing -execution.