Gordon Backman, President Backman Global LLC Consultants
With deep roots in American packaging manufacturing, Gordon Backman is a second generation global trailblazer with experience in over 70 different manufacturing plants spanning his 35 year career. He grew up living throughout the world following his father’s career and was able to experience unique cultures which built the foundation for his inclusive leadership style.
After earning his BS in Chemistry from Moravian College and MBA in Finance from University of Wisconsin, he went directly into his first packaging manufacturing position and has dedicated his entire career to the industry. As a senior manager for Fortune 500 companies, Gordon supervised the manufacturing of products for customers worldwide. He is viewed as a leadership expert who can identify solutions from the plant floor to the executive board room.
Gordon’s broad knowledge and expertise includes process improvement, management & culture development, start-up & turn-around strategies, revenue & profit growth, and product innovation. His accomplishments include:
- GREENFIELD start-up – Plant manager, $280 MM state of the art automated facility
- Asian market startup facility
- Extensive knowledge in A3 methodology, Root Cause/FMEA Analysis
- Coordinated initial US commercial CSD BPANI trial
- Talent management/Labor contract negotiations
- Financial analysis
- P&L Optimization