Billy Ray Taylor
Billy Ray Taylor, Plant Manager at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is a highly respected leader with over 20 years of diverse experience in all phases of manufacturing management. He is repeatedly called upon to implement improvement strategies in under-performing operations and has been instrumental in achieving an 18.4 % productivity increase in units in just 6 months. Billy’s plant has improved from 31,419 Tires per day to 38,513 while spending $70K a day less, year on year. In addition the unit cost has been reduced from $30.91 to $27.96 representing a $35.4 million savings to the bottom line with 5 Million hours worked without a lost time accident. Billy is the recipient of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Award and The Shingo Prize Silver Medallion – the Nobel Prize of manufacturing. Billy’s previous experience includes being recognized as one of the Most Admired CEO’s in Oklahoma. An enthusiastic and natural communicator, Billy speaks at numerous industry events, including the Association of Manufacturing Excellence, Shingo International Conference, and the United States Army Black History event. He is also called upon by numerous universities, colleges and schools to deliver his “Everyone is the CEO” motivational keynote to students and share his unique three step system for success in life and business.