Peggy Gulick

Director Smart Factory, Kohler Co.

Peggy Gulick recently took a role as Director, Strategy and Transformation at AGCO Corporation, where she previously served as AGCO’s Director of Digital Transformation, Global Manufacturing. She has over 20 years of experience in the consumer products and manufacturing industry. Ms. Gulick joined AGCO as leader for AGCO’s Production Systems (Lean) and Information Technology teams. Prior to joining AGCO, Ms. Gulick spent 16 years implementing global Enterprise Resource Planning Systems in the sporting consumer goods industry serving as Director of Global Business Process at Pure Fishing, Inc. a subsidiary of Newell Brands. Ms. Gulick began her career as a Senior Analyst at IBM and as a Consultant at Arthur Anderson. In 2015, Ms. Gulick chartered the Women in Manufacturing Chapter in Minnesota while holding an active position on AGCO’s AGWN (AGCO Global Women’s Network) Global Steering Committee. She joined the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Board of Directors in 2019 and Clarke University Alumni Board of Directors in 2018. Most recently, she has led a team of out-of-box thinkers and ambitious partners in the implementation of wearable technology solutions on the manufacturing plant floor. Ms. Gulick was selected as High Achiever in Internet of Things Manufacturing Leadership (MLC, 2016), one of the Top 20 Women in Manufacturing, 2019), a recipient of the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award (Manufacturing Institute, 2014) and numerous other professional honors. She is proudest of the teams and people she has worked with, citing recognition for their collaborative contribution with awards from Assembly Magazine, AME, Industry Week and Manufacturing Leadership Council for plant excellence. Ms. Gulick holds a Master of Business Administration in Global Business from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. She earned a BS in Computer Science from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA, where she received the Most Distinguished Alumni for Outstanding Achievement in 2016. She also earned a certificate in Executive Leadership for Women from Kennesaw State University’s Cole College of Business Executive Education Programs and a mini Master of Project Management at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business.