This episode aired on New Year's Eve 2013. Host, John Allin, welcomed Joe Bione to the broadcast. He is President and founder of the Whitehall Group with 35 years experience in manufacturing and restructuring. Mr. Bione’s expertise includes the areas of operations, finance, reengineering, enterprise lean, continuous improvement and supply chain management. The Whitehall Group provides services to companies in transition or trouble. Bione is a facilitator at Snowfighters Institute's Inner Circle Events.
With the Inner Circle Events fast approaching, we felt this interview deserved another listen!
In industry, Mr. Bione has served as Interim CEO/President for many clients during transition and return to profitability, including CMI Holdings, Venture Industries, Talon Automotive Group, Como Plastics, Detroit Plastic Molding and Kuhlman Automotive Group. He was recently engaged as EVP of Operations at Constar, Inc. a $500MM manufacturing company, working with a team on restructuring the company, where he won the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Awards for Turnarounds.
Mr. Bione started his manufacturing career at Johnson Controls, where he served as VP & General Manager for both the Automotive Group and Beverage Bottle Division and at the American Sterilizer Company, as Director of Operations for the Medical Products Division. Mr. Bione was also a Partner at Deloitte Consulting in the Automotive, Supply Chain and Restructuring Practices with Global Account Responsibility for DaimlerChrysler and co-leadership of the Global Automotive Practice.