Episode 15: Don Yates

Doug Plucknette
Doug Plucknette | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

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Welcome to Episode 15 of The Leadership Connection! On today’s episode…

The Leadership Connection Host, Doug Plucknette, interviews reliability leader Don Yates in Episode 15 of this series. Mr. Donald Yates is a senior manufacturing executive with more than 40 years’ experience spearheading the rapid and sustained growth of leading manufacturing organizations. Mr. Yates gained his expertise in lean manufacturing by building effective teams, and formulating strategic reliability plans during his extraordinarily successful career in several leadership roles.

More about Don…

Mr. Donald Yates is a senior manufacturing executive with more than 40 years’ experience spearheading the rapid and sustained growth of leading manufacturing organizations. Mr. Yates gained his expertise in lean manufacturing by building effective teams, and formulating strategic reliability plans during his extraordinarily successful career in several leadership roles. Specifically in a long career of 29 years, Mr. Yates directed and managed Eastman Kodak’s Chemical Manufacturing Unit, was Plant Manager for the Polymer (PET) manufacturing Division. He was considered a pioneer in the utilization of CMMS, Predictive Maintenance, and Precision Maintenance Methodologies and is now considered a Subject Matter Expert. Mr. Yates has an extensive network of influential senior-level contacts in the manufacturing engineering and maintenance arena. He is a Certified Reliability Leader and Management Black Belt. A Graduate of Ohio Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology.

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