Accenture partner to speak at PLANT ENGINEERING dinner
Dean Teglia, a partner in Accenture's Chicago practice, will discuss Accenture's new report, "Going for Growth — Engineering high performance in the industrial products industry," and provide an overview of global manufacturing at PLANT ENGINEERING magazine's 2005 Product of the Year dinner Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.
Dean Teglia, a partner in Accenture's Chicago practice, will discuss Accenture's new report, "Going for Growth — Engineering high performance in the industrial products industry," and provide an overview of global manufacturing at PLANT ENGINEERING magazine's 2005 Product of the Year dinner Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rosemont, IL.
The dinner, which honors 48 companies that have received this year's Product of the Year honors as voted on by the magazine's readers, is the annual kickoff to National Manufacturing Week. Also honored this year is DaimlerChrysler's Belvidere, IL plant, named the 2005 Top Plant.
Dean Teglia is responsible for Accenture's civic presence and for managing and growing its local business. During his 23 years at Accenture, Teglia has held numerous leadership positions, including managing its North American Automotive and Industrial Equipment Practice.
Teglia is an industrial engineer who specializes in various improvement areas, including manufacturing, service management, enterprise systems and IT strategy. He is currently working with several product companies, helping them shift their focus to increase the value of their service operations. He has led related efforts involving embedding "smart product technology" in industrial products to improve their value to the customer and manufacturer.
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