Co-chair, Workforce Development Task Force Head, Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub
Kevin Poet is the Head of Plant Operations for the Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub in Charlotte, NC, a position he assumed in May 2016. The Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub is the company’s global location for 60Hz fossil power generation equipment manufacturing and service, with additional capabilities for the 50Hz market. Mr. Poet is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Charlotte facility, with a strong focus on safety, quality, on-time delivery and cost metrics. In addition, his role focuses on providing strong customer support for the factory and its three product lines: Large Gas Turbines, Steam Turbines and Generators. Prior to his most recent position, Mr. Poet was the Plant Manager for the Rawsonville, MI Components Plant for the Ford Motor Company. For more than 26 years, Mr. Poet spent his career in roles of increasing responsibility, supporting varying divisions and product lines for the Ford Motor Company. Mr. Poet has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers for more than 25 years, a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers for 15 years, and is a Six Sigma Green Belt and Project Champion. Mr. Poet holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University and a MBA from the University of Michigan.