Brent is currently the Global Operations Director for the ICOS Business unit at Belden, a leading manufacturer of networking, connectivity and cable products. His practical experience spans the business functions of Operations, Lean, Quality, Supply Chain and Engineering, supported by studies in Mechanical Engineering, Quality Management, Supply Chain Management and an MBA. He is passionate about advancing and embedding Lean Philosophy in all parts of the business, and leveraging the human resources of businesses to effect sustainable change.
Brent has been able to challenge existing paradigms and business cultural norms, and successfully develop and execute business turnaround strategies. He achieves this using a proven model developed over the last fifteen years through experience gained at three fortune 50 companies in three different countries. He leverages this continually evolving model that transcends cultural boundaries as well as language challenges, and uses a hands-on approach in the deployment of this model that ensures that the continuous improvement mind-set becomes institutionalized across all levels of the organisation.
Day Two - 14:30 – 15:10
CASE STUDY: Culture Transformation in a Manufacturing Enterprise
- What is company culture? And what about the ten monkeys?
- Culture will trump strategy every time
- Answering the Why!
- Cultural change initiatives do not necessarily translate into performance
- Mindset – the key to successful transformation
- It is Rocket Science!
"Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world." (Belden Inc.)