Chat With Expert COOs: Top operational improvements to make in your company to find better success in 2020

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Chat with Expert COOs: Top operational improvements to make in your company to find better success in 2020

December 17, 2019

Consistently delivering a quality product comes with it’s challenges, especially as a company grows and demand increases. Optimizing supply chain and manufacturing processes to achieve operational excellence is key.

In this webinar, two expert COOs, Michael Bartikoski and Steve Raack, will draw on their experience leading companies from Hershey to Beautycounter.

In this webinar, we covered innovative ways to:

  • Effectively increase productivity and revenue
  • Systems and processes that require the most maintenance
  • How interpersonal relationships and non-technical aspects drive successful teams in operations

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Mike Bartikoski, Interim COO 

Interim COO helping to develop corporate operations strategies that drive EBITDA and return on assets within manufacturing and supply chain using LEAN methods. Mike was previously SVP of Operations at Land O’ Frost, one of the nation’s best-selling brands of pre-slices, pre-packaged deli meats. Prior to that, he served in roles ranging from COO at Roskam Baking Company to VP Global Manufacturing at the Hershey Company. In addition, Bartikoski has managed operations for a wide range of global food and beverage manufacturers, including Nestle, PepsiCo, Quaker Oats, E. & J. Gallo Winery and Coca-Cola Beverages.

Steve Raack, Interim COO

Interim COO passionate about generating ideas, making them real and delivering positive results. Steve has background across e-commerce, direct selling, personal care, beauty and wellness. As COO of Beautycounter, a mission-focused personal care and cosmetics brand, he helped launch the company, growing it by over 1,500% in two years. Prior to Beautycounter, Steve led global operations at Herbalife and beauty and health and wellness company, Arbonne. Today Steve takes on interim roles in startups and mature businesses, such as Interim COO of a $500M skincare and nutritional supplements brand.