Bill Johnson: Driving and Sustaining Transformations

May 26, 2022 00:33:36
Bill Johnson: Driving and Sustaining Transformations
Bill Johnson: Driving and Sustaining Transformations

May 26 2022 | 00:33:36


Show Notes

Bill Johnson, President & CEO of Welbilt, a global food service equipment company, shares his experiences of driving transformations during his many senior-level stints at various industrial companies. Bill highlights the importance of leadership engagement, creating financial transparency or “keeping score” on the impact of initiatives, upgrading talent, and embedding the new practices in day-to-day business, as key enabling factors for successful and sustainable transformations.

As COVID-19 and labor shortages accelerated technology disruptions in the food service industry, especially with cloud kitchens, contactless food delivery, and smart kitchens coming into play, Bill discusses the need for traditional industrial businesses like food service equipment companies to transform into industrial technology-focused companies. 

Tune in as Bill reflects on his learnings not only from leading successful transformations in the industrial equipment industry but also as a former nuclear engineer in the United States Navy.

Discussion Points: 

Fernweh Insights is brought to you by Fernweh Group. The host of this episode, Shekhar Varanasi, is Chief Operating Officer at Fernweh.

This episode is part of Fernweh’s Industrials podcast series which focuses on transformational journeys of companies in the Industrials Sector, one of the most prominent sectors and the bedrock of the U.S. economy. Fernweh Group is an investment company that is adapting an engaged investor and operator model to create alpha – performance superior to market indices – in the industrial and industrial technology sector.  


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