Dr. Jeremy Weinstein
Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Whirlpool (retired) Armstrong Global Investments, CEO & Chairman Jeremy S. (Jerry) Weinstein retired from Whirlpool Corporation January 1, 2006 after a 35 year career there. He had been Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain since January 2005. Previous to that appointment, he was Corporate Vice President, Global Procurement Operations beginning in December 2002, with world-wide responsibility for an annual buy of approximately $8 billion of commodities, materials, and services. He held the position of Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain, Whirlpool Europe, based at the company's European headquarters in Comerio, Italy to which he was named in October, 2000. In that position, he was responsible for all of Whirlpool's European engineering, industrial, and logistics operations. The balance of his career was in engineering and operations, including factory assignments at plants in Ohio, and a total of six years at the European headquarters. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jerry received a BE (Mechanical) degree from The City College of New York in 1966 and a MSIE degree from Purdue in 1968. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue in 1970 with research on computer control of a steelmaking process. Other involvement in higher education included serving as an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University (1972-74), and serving on advisory boards for a number of colleges and universities. Jerry has published several articles, and co-authored the book, "Computers in Manufacturing" in 1973. From 2004-05, Jerry was President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and was a three year member of the Board of Trustees from 2003-2006. Currently, Jerry is the Chairman and CEO of a small, private investment company, Armstrong Global Investments, LLC.