Involta Manufacturing Advisory Board

Involta Manufacturing Advisory Board

Involta knows manufacturing and technology go hand in hand – and with the right technology in place, manufacturing leaders can increase productivity, reduce downtime, and drive efficiencies at every level. The Involta Manufacturing Advisory Board is designed to help realize this vision, further identify IT needs for industry-wide business innovation, and scale best practices.

About the Board

The Involta Manufacturing Advisory Board brings top manufacturing executives and honored guests from across the U.S. together to drive innovation in both technology and manufacturing. Each year, the Board gathers to discuss current information technology industry trends and how continued digital transformation can advance the manufacturing industry.

Involta asks board members and industry thought leaders to act as strategic advisors for key Involta manufacturing initiatives. This helps ensure Involta can continue to provide valuable and reliable services to improve manufacturing operations. Drawing upon the group’s knowledge, expertise, substantial business experience and insight into the manufacturing industry’s continued evolution is critical to Involta’s vision and overall success.

When the country’s top leaders come together, incredible things happen. Involta looks forward to the continued partnership and camaraderie among our board members and esteemed industry-leading guests for years to come.


Involta Manufacturing Advisory Board Members

Jeff Chenevey

Director, IT and Digital Services, Vitamix

Jeff Chenevey joined Vitamix in August of 2015. Since joining as a contractor, he has progressed from IT Infrastructure Lead, to IT Operations, IT Applications & Operations, and now leads Global IT for the organization. Chenevey is responsible for all IT & Digital Services, including IT Security, Enterprise Architecture, Digital Factory, Service Desk, Infrastructure, Client Computing, Business Relationship Management, Database Administrators, Application Development and Program/Project Management. He owns and drives budgeting, IT portfolio, IT strategy and future roadmap. He also serves as the Chair of the IT Steering Committee with the Vitamix Leadership Team and is the executive relationship owner of IT vendor relationships.

Chenevey previously worked as a Managing Director at Accenture for 23 years and founded and led a Managing Consulting business for four years prior to Vitamix. He has four sons and two dogs. He serves as the Vice Chair of Ohio Boys Town Board of Directors and is an Executive Mentor at Case Western Reserve Weatherhead School of Management.

Kathryn Freytag

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Donaldson Company

Kathryn Freytag is Vice President and CIO at Donaldson Company. She joined the company in January 2017, bringing more than 20 years of experience with Fortune 100 companies leading global IT organizations and delivering strategic technology initiatives. Prior to Donaldson, she spent six years with Honeywell International, where she was VP and CIO for Building Solutions and then Enterprise Systems & Solutions. Kathryn also held technology leadership positions at Stratasys, Medica, American Express, and Wells Fargo & Company. Kathryn has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Iona College and an MBA in information systems from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. She chairs the governing body of Minneapolis CIO Executive Summit; sits on the Hennepin County IT Advisory Board; and serves on the Board of Directors for NuWay and WithAll.

Tisa Mullis

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Babcock & Wilcox, Inc.

Tisa Mullis, Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Babcock & Wilcox, Inc. is an experienced, results-focused transformational leader who has demonstrated strong business acumen with commitment to collaborative, complex problem solving, customer service, and the ability to build effective and high-performing teams. Since joining B&W Inc., she has transformed and centralized IT Operations in North East Ohio and is current leading the department through additional and significant transformational efforts across the entire portfolio. Tisa joined B&W in 2017 as Senior Director, IT Business Services, after serving in several progressively more responsible IT leadership roles during 20 years with Belk Inc. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Winthrop University, and holds Six Sigma Green and Black Belt certifications from NC State University.

Brian Schliff

Vice President, Information Technology, PolyOne Corporation

Brian Schliff is Vice President of Information Technology at PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), the global leader in specialized polymer materials, solutions and services. He joined PolyOne in 2001 after beginning his career at Accenture. In his current role, Brian oversees PolyOne’s Global IT Strategy looking for ways to deliver technology solutions to conduct and improve business by collaborating across PolyOne, our supply chain, and global customer base.

Prior to Accenture, Brian received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University.

He currently serves as a member of GCPTec’s Board of Advisors. Hobbies include Taekwondo (Second Degree Black Belt) and competitive swimming.

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