Rich Weatherford

General Industrials

Mr. Weatherford is a senior operational executive with 25 years of experience leading international business and manufacturing transformations. Mr. Weatherford has successfully led multiple operational turnarounds across diverse industries including aerospace and defense, consumer products, light industrials, pulp and paper, and space. He has held several senior leadership positions including Chief Operating Officer at Arrowhead Products, Chief Executive Officer at Martin Sports, Founder & Managing Partner at Belltown Limited, VP of Operations & Supply Chain at Crane Co., and General Manager at Rexnord. Mr. Weatherford led the Wharton Executive Defense Conference Operations & Supply Chain Community of Practice from 2009-11, where he accelerated the widespread adoption of world class lean manufacturing and supply chain practices in the aerospace and defense industries. Rich earned an Executive MBA from Kellogg Northwestern and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.