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Transforming Your Enterprise Culture

John Sheptor
President & CEO
Imperial Sugar Company

August Theme: Corporate Culture

Thursday, August 18, 2011 

5430 Westheimer, Houston 77056
Parking: HESS Club has surface level and two underground parking levels (accessible from Westheimer Way)

11:30 AM to 12:00 Noon: Lunch
12:00 to 1:00 PM: Program
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM: Strategic Members Private Reception with the Speaker


About The Topic

All enterprises must transform their culture from time to time to sustain their competitive advantage. Whether the motivation is externally or internally initiated, the consequence for not changing is predictably negative. Emerging technologies, economic trends, new competitors, changing consumer interests, legislation, personnel losses, financial constraints and countless other stimulants demand a response. Acting quickly and decisively often makes the difference between sustained success and demise.

John C. Sheptor, CEO, Imperial Sugar Company (a $1 Billion food industry company), our August guest speaker, is an accomplished expert in leading businesses through critical transformations. His achievements span eleven business sectors throughout the global arena. Mr. Sheptor will share his insights regarding his road map for creating positive "enterprise culture" change.

Please read before attending the event to raise the level of discussion:

"Transforming Your Enterprise Culture" - John Sheptor, President & CEO, Imperial Sugar Company
"Have You Overlooked Your Culture?" - Ravi Kathuria, President, Houston Strategy Forum

About Our Speaker

John Sheptor received his Executive M.B.A. from Tulane University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

In January of 2008 John was named President and CEO of Imperial Sugar Company, one of the largest processors and marketers of refined sugar in the United States.

John’s extensive background includes operational management and experience in the sweetener industry prior to joining Imperial Sugar as Chief Operating Officer in February 2007. From 2001 – 2004 he led all global operations, including manufacturing, R&D and Information Technologies as Executive Vice President for Merisant Worldwide, Inc.

Prior to this time John held supply chain and manufacturing positions for Monsanto Company with a substantial international focus.

More recently he was chief operating officer for the Partnership for Supply Chain Management, a NGO funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief and focused on improving health care and pharmaceutical management in the developing world.


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