Manufacturing Lunch 'n' Learn Series

SyncShow Interactive

WIRE-Net's Lunch 'n' Learn series, presented by SyncShow, a leader in inbound marketing for manufacturers, features local successful manufacturing leaders with great lessons to share. You can learn from their stories of what it took to get where they are today, and what they are doing to continue growing toward the future.

Focus on Continuous Improvement


Hear how Vitamix proactively manages their continuous improvement with focused efforts in several ways, including:

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Employee Engagement

Bolstered by superior product quality and the increasing interest in healthy eating and lifestyle, the Vita-Mix Corporation (Vitamix) has experienced tremendous growth over the past five years with sales increasing over five times. The challenge was to manage the growth while not compromising on quality or their premium position in the market.

In 2010 they implemented their VLE (Vitamix Lean Initiative) and used Lean methodology to help grow their business in an orderly fashion.

Joe Pullella
About Our Speaker

As Vice President, Operations Joe Pullella oversees Production, Quality, Materials, Logistics, and Lean functions for Vitamix.

Prior to his tenure with Vitamix, Joe served as Supply Chain Director for Bayer HealthCare (now Siemens Medical Systems). During his 14 years with Bayer he held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of Engineering, Operations, Project Management and Supply Chain management. Just prior to joining Vita-Mix he was the Director of OEM instrumentation responsible for managing supply agreements, procurement, product management, and new product introductions for a global supply chain of medical equipment manufacturers.

Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Technology from Cleveland State University and a Master of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace College. He is a member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

John Anthony Orlando, Orlando Baking Company's Vice President of Operations, will be a featured Lunch 'n' Learn speaker later in 2016. Watch for your invitation!