We welcome Philip Holt, Vice President of Operational Excellence at GKN Aerospace, for a conversation on State of Readiness. We start off the program discussing Philip’s two books, “Leading with Lean” and “The Simplicity of Lean”; the latter having won the Bronze Medal in the Axiom Book Awards. We take a walk in Philip’s shoes for a spell and follow his journey.
It starts with Philip gaining his Undergraduate Degree in Polymer Engineering and afterwards working at a tier-1 automotive supplier. He then moved on to Gillette where he helped to manufacture plastic componentry before moving on to Supply Chain and Procurement. After almost five-years in Gillette, he landed a position at Philips where he started in Continuous Improvement before becoming Head of Operational Excellence. After twelve years at Philips, being based in the Netherlands, he took his present position at GKN Aerospace as Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence.