Operations plays a crucial role in our company’s success and we are committed to strengthening that function by identifying and developing emerging leaders who demonstrate the skills required to lead our Operations into the future.
To support this vital part of our organization, we are launching the Operations ACE Program (ACE) in July. ACE is a three-year intensive development experience designed to accelerate technical, management, and leadership skills and career experiences needed to advance our pipeline of front-line leaders in Operations.
Keith Inglis, Director, Operational Excellence, is heading up the ACE Project Team which comprises a select group of employees and new recruits from target undergraduate programs at Auburn University and Cal State Northridge who have consistently demonstrated high performance, strong leadership, and keen interest in operations management.
Our inaugural cohort includes the following internal and external selections:
Daniel Flores is a recent graduate from California State University at Northridge. Graduating with a degree in Systems/Operations management, he has practical work experience as an engineer intern for Applied Engineering Concepts. Daniel also represented CSUN in the 2019 ACSM Case Competition and worked full-time for Home Depot while pursuing his degree.
Joseph Naro is a recent graduate from Auburn University. Graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering, he has practical work experience as an engineer intern for Coca Cola and Whitfield Foods. Joseph was also a Lab Tech Assistant for Auburn, studied overseas and participated in several community service organizations.
Jacob Precourt (Maintenance Coordinator, San Fernando). Prior to joining Pharmavite, Jacob worked in facilities for ECA Medical Instruments. He is currently completing his business degree from Ashford University.
Rachel Breece is a recent graduate from Auburn University. Graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering, she has practical work experience in technical sales with Nalco Waters and as a lab technician for Huntsville Utilities. Rachel was also involved with the Honors College at Auburn and several community service organizations.
Sovensky Preston (Leader, Department Packaging – Opelika). Prior to Pharmavite, he worked in operations at Borbet and WestPoint Homes. He has completed coursework in engineering at Auburn University, Montgomery.