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LEAD Speaker Series: Angie Wordell

Angie Wordell | Executive Vice President of Operations and President of Oil and Natural Gas Division, Graco, Inc.
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 | 7:30 a.m. | Virtual Event

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Angie Wordell is the Executive Vice President of Operations and President of Oil and Natural Gas Division at Graco Inc., a Minneapolis-based company that supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. Angie’s presentation will be on “Driving engagement, recruitment, and growth for careers in manufacturing.”

Angie has a proven track record of operational excellence at Graco, holding leadership positions at several of Graco’s locations in Minnesota, South Dakota and Suzhou China. She demonstrates success in factory planning, process automation, managing acquisitions, cost control, new product launches, quality improvements and employee development.

As EVP of Operations, Angie provides operational guidance to Graco’s supply chain operations including, manufacturing, procurement, customer service and distribution. Angie provides operational support and oversight to facilities in Europe, Asia, South America and all U.S. locations to ensure best practices are implemented.

As President of Oil and Natural Gas Division, Angie provides leadership in new product development, marketing and sales of these products in to the chemical, industrial, energy, transportation, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and safety industries.

Angie has pioneered a number of employee development programs at Graco, including the development of an internal training program to improve the recruitment and retention of CNC machinist positions. In addition to building a strong internal program, Angie has helped to build close relationships with Minnesota technical colleges and faculty, enabling Graco to build a pipeline of talent and eliminate staff shortages in this highly-skilled area.

Angie is proud to engage with organizations that benefit her local community and industry. She previously served on the board of directors for the Graco Foundation, which focuses on enabling people to be self-sufficient and productive through education and workforce development. She also served on the board for the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership. Angie currently serves on the board of directors of the Minnesota Private College Council.


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