Hosts: Rodney Apple and Hinesh Patel
In This Episode:
We speak with Jack Boss, President and CEO of Momentive Performance Materials. Jack shares his supply chain career journey starting as a mechanical engineer, then after ten years in positions at Honeywell and Allied Signal, saw the need to get an MBA. He highlights the value of seeking out advice, working with good mentors, being a succinct communicator, and being a flexible, self-aware learner. Jack saw the career-enhancing value of understanding the financial impacts on businesses and supply chains. He emphasizes how leaders are chosen based on their ability to work across multiple disciplines. He also strongly suggests getting international experience, preferably on-site. Jack sees the next three to five years needing emphasis on retention of talent, deployment of automation, and a better understanding of how to incorporate ESG in industry.
Jack Boss’s Bio:
was former President and CEO of Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a $2.7 Billion Specialty Chemicals & Materials business (Previously GE Silicones) focused in transportation, electronics and consumer markets with 5200 employees and 24 manufacturing sites globally. He has also held executive positions at Honeywell Safety Products and at Specialty Products, a global specialty chemicals and materials business. He has served on the boards of Cooper Standard Corporation, Wabash National Corporation, and Libbey Inc. Jack earned an MBA in Marketing/Finance from Rutgers and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of West Virginia.