Keynote Speaker
Luke Faulstick

The PPI Way

Luke Faulstick President & CEO Power Partners

Create a culture that customers and other manufacturing companies benchmark.

Luke Faulstick is the co‐owner, President and CEO of PPI, a diversified company that provides more than 600 jobs in Georgia and North Carolina. The company produces a variety of products and services, earning many awards for its sustainable product designs, worker friendliness, community involvement and contributions to economy, the sustainability of the environment and economy.

Faulstick is an expert on lean manufacturing and work culture. Having served on the company's Board of Advisors since 2003, he came to PPI in early 2012 from DJO Global where he was the Chief Operating Officer. Faulstick previously held senior operating management roles at Tyco Healthcare, Graphic Controls, Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics and Eastman  Kodak. Under his leadership, DJO Global’s operations teams and manufacturing plants won numerous awards including the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, Industry Week's Best Plants and the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Operational Excellence Award.

Faulstick and Steve Hollis, his partner and co‐owner of PPI, are working collaboratively with team members to create a culture that customers and other manufacturing companies benchmark. The company calls this process ‘The PPI Way.’ The goals of The PPI Way are to create the safest work environment possible, improve the customer experience, improve quality, reduce lead time, reduce total costs, eliminate all waste and be the perfect partner to customers, employees and suppliers. In his role as President & CEO, Faulstick is focused on leveraging best practices to lead the company to attainment of its goals through embracing PPI’s core values every day.