Joe Conway has had the fortunate experience of parlaying a Chemical Engineering Degree from the University of Texas and extensive management studies with professors from Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, and Rice into an internationally diverse operations, sales, and marketing career.
Joe began as a Process Engineer with Union Carbide and moved quickly to become an Architectural Engineering Sales Manager with Dresser Industries. After proving himself in Regional and District Sales Manager roles, Joe became an operational Vice President charged with overseeing a $12 million capital expansion program and converting the manufacturing systems in a $60 million plant. This operational success led to his promotion within Dresser as VP of Sales and Marketing and General Manager of Worldwide Aftermarket Manufacturing where he managed a combined $1/2 billion in sales, and nearly $200 million in operating expenses. During his stint at Dresser, Joe managed, or was directly involved, with operations and sales in Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Europe, China, and Taiwan. He also chaired Dresser's worldwide marketing council for the valve and controls division.
From Dresser, Joe took over as President and COO of Daniel Industrial, a $50 million manufacturer and distributor of API rang gaskets, flanges, alloy stud bolts, and hot forged products, with plants in the US, Canada, and the UK. In this position, Joe was charged with turning around a company with a history of losses and structuring the organization for sale. After accomplishing this turnaround, the company was put on the market and sold. Joe's additional turnaround experience was with Manitowoc Company where he assumed control of the boom truck group as President. The group had lost over $3 million a year for eight years prior to Joe's team based approach, allowing this division to achieve its potential.
He left Manitowoc in 2002 to accept the Presidency of Taylor-Dunn Corporation in Anaheim, California. Taylor-Dunn is a world-wide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of electrical and gas operated industrial utility vehicles. He guided Taylor-Dunn to eight consecutive years of double digit profitability, paring operations in 2008 to manage through a worldwide recession while maintaining historical financial income levels.
He retired in 2010 and joined Carroll Shelby to oversee Mr. Shelby's personal businesses. He also joined the board of Carroll Shelby International and became its President in June 2010. Joe has been universally recognized as an energetic, hands-on leader who is able to initiate change and implement new processes while maintaining strong financial control.
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