O.C. Tanner 
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Transforming your workplace culture with purpose and opportunity

Creating people who are powerful and jobs that are meaningful


Practitioner Presentation
Tuesday, Oct. 30 Location Code
9:30am-10:30am Grand Hall A, Lobby level TS/01



Discover how any company who effectively implements a team-based operational model that focuses on continuous improvement can create meaningful jobs and powerful people.


Hear how O.C. Tanner has used its systems to create a culture where people can capitalize on opportunity that's just not typically available in most companies. Gain insights into the company's systems of coaching, strategy deployment and improvement cards. These are the systems most often requested by visitors to its facilities and walk through its teams. Learn about the levels of growth O.C. Tanner expects to see as its team members develop into leaders.


Founded in 1927, O.C. Tanner develops strategic employee recognition and reward solutions that help people accomplish and appreciate great work. With offices worldwide, it has thousands of clients in 150 countries, and is ranked number 61 on the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. The company serves 26 Fortune 100 companies including DOW Chemical, Caterpillar Inc., and Chevron. It has delivered 1 million awards to 19 million users worldwide annually, with thousands of hand-crafted symbolic awards, and 99.1 percent on time delivery. O.C. Tanner is a recipient of the AME Excellence Award and The Shingo Prize. www.octanner.com

Presenter: Gary Peterson

Gary Peterson is executive vice president, supply chain and production, at O.C. Tanner. He has held a diverse set of jobs through his 30 years with the company, including market research manager, manufacturing change facilitator, vice president of manufacturing, marketing vice president of award development, and vice president of research and professional services. Peterson has been inducted into the AME Hall of Fame, serves on the executive advisory board for the Shingo Institute, and is a Shingo examiner. Peterson holds an MBA and a bachelor's degree in statistics from Brigham Young University.