Keynote from the GMA Manufacturing Excellence Conference

GMA Manufacturing Excellence Conference is being held at McCormick place in the great city of Chicago

Alan Wilson, the President & CEO of McCormick and Company is the keynote speaker this afternoon to kick off the day-and-a-half GMA Manufacturing Excellence Conference. Siemens is pleased to be the title sponsor and an active member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.  His topic, From the Top Down to Feet on the Ground, Alan gives the CEO’s perspective on manufacturing excellence from this leading spice and herb company.

Some highlights:

  • passion for flavor, we’ve all got to have passion for what we do.

  • taste you trust, more than a slogan, no microbiology recall in spices and herbs offeringin it’s 121 year history.

  • health trends continue, reformulating for sodium reduction, spices have anti-oxidants.

  • 1/3 of growth every year is from product innovation.

  • must be able to work as a team, in a team, and hiring practices have changed to emphasize hiring team players.

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