Former Director of Global Operations, Rolls-Royce
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Kathy served as Global Director of Manufacturing, Assembly, and Test for Rolls-Royce Defense. She was responsible for delivering world-class aerospace engines and naval components to various military customers worldwide. She successfully led a $400m transformation of the US plants, including the implementation of modern manufacturing technologies.
Before joining Rolls-Royce, Kathy worked for Parker Hannifin, where she was General Manager of the Engineered Seals Division. She led the division through a comprehensive business transformation to record sales and significant improvements in productivity, safety, quality, and profitability levels.
Before that role, Kathy was Vice President – Lean Enterprise & Quality for Parker Hannifin Corporation, with operations in 48 countries and more than 300 manufacturing plants. She was responsible for developing and implementing Parker’s operating systems, including lean and quality and the strategy deployment process.