Phil’s career is steeped in thirty years’ worth of business leadership and manufacturing expertise. Phil has 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 implementation of Milliken Performance System for the Performance Products Division and served as Director of Cost Improvement, where he was responsible for strategic cost reduction efforts.
Phil has 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, holding multiple positions ranging from quality 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 his understanding of the critical nature of establishing the right financial metrics to drive the right behavior.
Phil holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest University.
Chris is the Managing Director of Client Operations with Performance Solutions by Milliken. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering and has more than 30 years of leadership and manufacturing experience at Milliken. His experience spans a variety of roles – from Production Manager and Process Improvement Leader to Quality Assurance Leader and Plant Leader. Chris was responsible for creating the Lean Model System at the Valway Plant. And he was also a plant leader at our Elm City plant, leading them to become a JIPM Sustaining Prize Winner. Chris has honed his skills in auditing, project management, cost management, leadership development and lean enterprise facilitation. He has spent much of his time sharing his knowledge with clients looking for improvements in operational performance.
Jordan Workman serves as Director of Client Development for Performance Solutions by Milliken. He works with multi-national manufacturing clients to help them assess their operational performance and create strategies to deliver on corporate performance expectations. Clients served span a variety of industries, including agriculture, automotive, pharma, chemical, food and beverage, mining and specialty plastics.
Prior to joining Performance Solutions by Milliken, Jordan was employed by Owens Corning for almost a decade, where he last served as Marketing Director for a global business unit and was responsible for creating and executing a go-to-market strategy that aligned commercial, supply chain, and operational capabilities. He also served as Business Development Leader for greater China based in Shanghai. He brings a wealth of knowledge on how to bridge cross-cultural differences and drive performance in the journey to business excellence.
Jordan holds a degree in Economics & Political Science from West Virginia University.
Steve Josey serves as a Director of Client Development for Performance Solutions by Milliken. He has 30 years of experience with Milliken & Company in a variety of leadership roles, including senior production manager and plant manager at multiple locations. Additionally, Steve spent years of his career working in business development for the Specialty Fabrics division. In this role, Steve helped his clients bring their most innovative products to market while implementing operational improvements to increase their overall ROI. His key insights and unique approach to problem-solving have made him a valued leader to both clients and Milliken team members alike.
Steve holds a degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Southern University and a Masters from the Institute of Textile Technology.