Strategex's Joe Hahn to Address The National Association of Manufacturer's Board of Directors

Back by popular demand, Joe Hahn—one of the most influential 80/20 Experts—will present Vision: Manufacturing a Better World on Monday, February 26th.

At The NAM Board of Directors Meeting in 2023, Joe Hahn joined a prestigious group of speakers including Nick Pinchuk (CEO of Snap-on Incorporated), Ian Bremmer (author and geo-political expert), and Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Ukrainian President). After the Strategex session, the President and CEO of The National Association of Manufacturers, Jay Timmons said, “I have heard nothing but rave reviews about Strategex’s session. The NAM is grateful for the partnership with Strategex.”

About the Session

Too often, in manufacturing, we get overly engrossed in metrics. How many of these did we make? How long did it take? How can we shave a minute off the cycle time?

While we chase these numerical pursuits, we often fail to ask THE paramount question: how many people perceive what we provide as irreplaceable? This simple inquiry prioritizes the most important aspect of strategy—a compelling vision.

In this session, you'll learn the myriad reasons why vision led thinking is the catalyst to success, and how to develop such a vision that will prove to be dynamically transformative.

Remember: change the world, and the results follow.


When: Monday, Feb 26th, doors open at 8:00 a.m.
The NAM Spring 2024 Board of Directors Meeting (invite-only) The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort


ABOUT THE NAM: The NAM Board of Directors gathers twice annually to discuss the most important issues of the day for manufacturers across the country. These meetings typically draw 200+ top manufacturing executives for what’s often called “the Super Bowl of Manufacturers” by our attendees. Past speakers have included the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, CEO’s from Fortune 100 Manufacturers, Congressional Leaders, the UN Ambassador, and top authors, athletes, and journalists.

ABOUT STRATEGEX: Strategex is a premiere provider of 80/20 management consulting. We guide our clients to use the 80/20 process to transform business, improve net income, and achieve profitable growth. Our client engagements typically result in an average ROI of 25x.

ABOUT 80/20 PROFIT & GROWTH: 80/20 methodology is the key to success for many top-performing Fortune 1000 companies. Strategex’s 80/20 experts are a qualified team of business leaders, many of whom were involved in the genesis of 80/20 as a business philosophy. To date, we’ve delivered over $300 billion in continued operating income improvement.

ABOUT JOE HAHN: Joe is renowned as one of the most influential 80/20 experts to come from Illinois Tool Works (ITW). He specializes in business turnarounds and developing strategic growth platforms. Throughout his career, he has either run, helped run, or consulted for over 100 different companies.

Prior to Strategex, Joe earned his stripes as a Group Vice President at ITW where he worked for over 20 years. ITW is a global manufacturer of a variety of specialty products and equipment including food preparation equipment, fasteners and components, equipment, and consumable systems. Joe also worked as Division and Group President for Danaher Corporation — a global manufacturer of tools, components, and instrumentation.

After retiring from ITW, Joe joined Strategex in 2008. He collaborated with Strategex founder Peter Philippi, and current CEO David Philippi, to create the 80/20 Profit & Growth practice. He developed the process, built the team, and acted as lead adviser. Today, Joe is instrumental in the continuous improvement of Strategex's 80/20 approach and has developed proprietary techniques currently in use by several blue-chip companies.

Joe has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where he was valedictorian. He is fluent in French and conversational in Spanish. He is highly-regarded as a public speaker, teacher, and executive coach. Joe taught the capstone course (Strategic Management) of the MBA program at Edgewood College in Madison, WI for nearly a decade, earning top honors as an instructor.

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