Suncor Energy reported today that Raymond Floyd, senior vice-president, Maintenance in its Oil Sands business has joined the ranks of Steve Jobs, Jack Welch and Lee Iacocca as an inductee of the Manufacturing Hall of Fame. The prestigious honour was made public in the December issue of IndustryWeek.
Before joining Suncor in 2008, Ray spent 24 years with Exxon, leading six different businesses, each publicly recognized for industry leading performance. Documenting the new capabilities that enabled that performance became the "The Baytown Way", which was then extended to the entire company as the Exxon Chemicals Manufacturing Competitiveness Project. Ray has brought this same methodology to Suncor Energy's oil sands operations.
"We are demonstrating every day that Suncor people, doing Suncor work, can deliver performance that compares to that of the best companies in the world," said Floyd. "Suncor has the best strategic position in our industry. Our ability to match that strategy with excellent performance will determine the future of our company and our people. We have made a wonderful start in doing just that. This is a truly exciting time to be part of Suncor."
The induction into the Manufacturing Hall of Fame follows close on the heels of another award. In August 2011, Floyd received the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award for his book Liquid Lean: Developing Lean Culture in the Process Industries. He is the only person to have won both the Shingo Prize for Research and the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, which he was awarded in 1991 for work done at Exxon.
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