PMMI Podcast

Episode #24 - How Morrison Container Handling Solutions and F.R. Drake Company are Navigating COVID-19

Guests: Nancy Wilson, CEO, Morrison Container Handling Solutions and Tom Ivy, President, F.R. Drake 

The fourth episode in our special UnPACKed with PMMI series features Morrison Container Handling Solutions CEO Nancy Wilson and F.R. Drake Company President Tom Ivy. Each recognizes their company’s importance to the supply chain, but must acknowledge the safety of their employees and colleagues over all else during the COVID-19 crisis. Hear their operational best practices for dealing with the pandemic.

 

Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson

As CEO of Morrison, Nancy Wilson has not only dedicated herself and the company to education and workforce programs but she has created a national sales force, expanded operations to a second manufacturing facility and doubled the company’s workforce, resulting in more than 70 percent sales growth since 2012. Building Morrison’s reputation for the most dependable container handling products in the industry and unmatched customer service began with Nancy’s work at Ford Motor Co., where her 25-year career in Sales and Marketing allowed her to hold leadership positions from international operations to strategic marketing to new business development.Through her work on the Executive Council of PMMI’s Packaging and Processing Leadership Network, she is seeking a way to bridge the gap of between women in manufacturing while also serving on the Board of Directors at PMMI and leading as the Chairperson of the Education Committee. In 2016, Morrison was awarded the National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, certifying Morrison is a business owned, operated, and controlled by a woman, one of the many ways Nancy is improving the narrative of women in manufacturing.

Tom Ivy

Tom Ivy
Tom Ivy

Tom is the President at F.R. Drake, M-Tek, CVP Systems and RapidPak. His background and knowledge base includes capital equipment manufacturing, food processing/packaging, thermal containers and plastics manufacturing. Tom has experience selling directly to large Fortune 500 companies, smaller entrepreneurial start-ups, and through distributors both domestically and internationally. In addition, Tom has experience leading manufacturing operations making anything from highly technical thermal insulation panels to large fabricated food processing equipment.
 

Date
2020-03-20
Season
2
Topic
COVID-19