VP of Operations, JBT Corporation, Orlando, FL, USA
Gary Vance’s 30-year career has been predominantly in Operations Management with such companies as Toyota, Rockwell International, Peterbilt and HON. Gary has served in many technical, management and executive roles including Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Engineer, Production Manager, Materials Manager, Operations Manager, Plant Manager, General Manager, Lean Deployment Director and VP of Operations. Gary has developed a high level of expertise in the fields of Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma. Gary earned his BSME from Purdue University, MBA from Winthrop University, MSMSE from Kettering University and doctorate in Business Administration from Liberty University. Gary has been married to Cindy for 25 wonderful years and they have two children, Sarah Grace (12 yrs.) and David James (8 yrs.) Gary and his family live in Orlando, FL and in his spare time, Gary participates in triathlons, is actively involved in his church and reads fiction novels.