Organized, Driven Leader Transforms Her Organization
“In her short amount of time with the company, she has made the largest positive impact that I have seen in 12 years here.” Read about how Morgan Miller, a 2020 Production Machining Emerging Leader, has influenced C&A Tool.
Morgan Miller has developed a communication structure to ensure improvement projects are launched and implemented successfully.
While only working for C&A Tool (Churubusco, Indiana) for about a year, Morgan Miller has not wasted time as the company’s continuous improvement coordinator. From machining processes in medical, automotive and aerospace, to the health and well-being of almost 700 employees, Miller, a 2020 Production Machining Emerging Leader, has organized the necessary groups to make projects successful at this 700-employee company that spans over three facilities within a 20-mile radius.
“In her short amount of time with the company, she has made the largest positive impact that I have seen in 12 years here,” says her nominator, Ryan Miller, an engineer at C&A Tool. “I have never seen her falter under the stress of all she has to keep track of, and she is the most organized person I have ever had the pleasure to work with.”
Miller has garnered support from employees to identify and implement new ways of doing things at a company that has been in business for over 50 years. Prior to her joining the company, departments were functioning in silos, resulting in multiple groups working unknowingly on similar projects. With the help from her teams and support from leadership, she has developed a communication structure to ensure improvement projects are launched and implemented successfully.
“I believe Morgan has earned her spot as an important emerging leader in our industry due to her hard work, determination and her ability to help an entire room of people see things from a new perspective,” Ryan Miller says.
“I get to work with amazing people to understand processes, identify problems and develop solutions. I aspire to be a leader that empowers individuals and teams to perform at their highest level, so we can continue to be the best at what we do.”
Miller graduated from Purdue University in 2016 and accepted a job as an industrial engineer at PHD Inc. Then, in August 2019, she accepted the position as continuous improvement coordinator at C&A Tool.
To learn about all of the 2020 Emerging Leaders, read Meet Production Machining’s 2020 Emerging Leaders.
To watch videos about our 2020 Emerging Leaders, click on the links below:
- Advice for the Next Generation of Manufacturing Talent
- Manufacturing Attracts Young Leaders in Different Ways
- Leaders Who are Goal Oriented
- Daily Challenges Emerging Leaders Face
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