Phil McIntyre, Director of Business Development; Milliken & Co.
Phil’s career in both business leadership and manufacturing make him the right person to direct the business development efforts of the Milliken Performance Solutions Business. Phil successfully worked with and led several business units within Milliken & Company to profitable growth and financial sustainability. Prior to his business leadership roles, Phil led the Performance Products Division Milliken Performance System implementation, was Director of Cost Improvement where he was responsible for strategic cost reduction efforts, and also spent time as the Pursuit of Excellence Director responsible for integrating customer needs (and wants) with manufacturing and business capability.
Early in his career, Phil worked in four different manufacturing locations for Milliken & Company holding 5 different positions ranging from quality to production to cost. Phil credits this early diversity in job responsibility and scope as the beginning of his in-depth knowledge of continuous improvement, his appreciation for sustainable, empowered safety processes and systems, and the criticality of establishing the right financial metrics to drive the right behavior.
Phil holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and a Masters of Business Administration from Wake Forest University.