Director of Commercial & Off Highway Manufacturing, North America The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
The People Side of Lean
Companies have used the phrase, "people are our greatest asset," for too long, and it is only partially correct. The truly engaged and talented people are the real asset of your company. Real change – sustainable change – relies more on your empowered people. Billy Taylor is an evangelist for people inclusion processes in operational excellence. It all comes back to the challenge: Institutionalizing Operational Excellence through everyone in your organization. Successful culture change is driven by diversity and inclusion, “it’s not about the source of the idea, it’s about the quality of the solution”.
Billy Ray Taylor is Director of Commercial & Off Highway Manufacturing for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company where he leads the company's North American Tire operations. He is responsible for engineering, capital investments and supply chain execution and driving operational excellence. He brings more than 20 years of experience in all phases of operations management and leadership and has a track record of building high performance self-sustaining teams through employee ownership, engagement, and empowerment at all levels of an organization. He is recognized within the global operations industry as a validated practitioner for implementing operational excellence within culturally diverse environments. Taylor is a disciple of continuous improvement and his approach to excellence centers on “People First”.