Mitigating Supply Chain Risk
Ramon E. Gonzalez
Vice President Global Supply Chain
Ramon is the global supply chain leader for the Automation Solutions platform of Emerson. Emerson is a Fortune 500 company, with sales of over $22B. The Automation Solutions platform has sales of over $10B. Ramon has been with Emerson over 21 years and has worked in many roles (manufacturing, marketing, sustaining engineering, and quality) and at several Emerson companies and locations in the US, Europe and Asia. In his current role he leads supply chain for the platform’s five groups of companies. The platform has spend of over $3B from direct and indirect materials as well as logistics from almost 100 factories globally.
During his previous role, Ramon managed the Asia Pacific supply chain for Emerson’s largest business unit. Prior to that, he was the operations leader for a business unit in Singapore. The Singapore operations won the much coveted Emerson Operations Excellence Award while under his leadership.
Ramon has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an International MBA from Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. He is also a Chartered Engineer, registered with Engineers Ireland. He holds a Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) certification from the American Society for Quality, as well as a Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Certification (CQM/OE) and a Quality Engineer Certification (CQE). He also served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1993 to 2001. He was featured in the February 2016 edition of BOSS Magazine on an article on Supply Chain at Emerson.