Greg attended Ohio University on a football scholarship followed by receiving his
Masters and Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Greg started his consumer products career at General Mills for 9 years. His initial role
was in Strategic Technology Development focusing upon developing and launching
proprietary and patentable food processing technology aimed at generating product
innovation and competitive advantage. Greg also worked in R&D product development
as well as Headquarters Operations. In these roles, Greg had responsibility for the
national launch of 11 products from concept to full production. In Greg’s final 3 years
with General Mills he served as the Plant Operations Manager at a self-directed work team cereal plant that
implemented a number of the technologies that were developed when Greg supported the Strategic Technology
Group. During Greg’s time leading the manufacturing plant, the team significantly reduced their delivered cost
becoming the lowest cost producer in the Big G Division.
Greg worked for 8 years at Snyder’s-Lance first as a site Director of Manufacturing followed by Vice President of
Manufacturing and Corporate Engineering. During his tenure, Greg focused his teams on transitioning the culture
from a traditional structure to a high performance structure centered upon TEE (Total Employee Engagement). One
of the key vehicles driving the change was the implementation of Continuous Improvement tools and methodologies
across both manufacturing and engineering.
Greg Flickinger recently joined the H-E- B family as the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations on April 25 th 2016.
Greg currently serves on the advisory board for The Florida State Department Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
and as the Vice Chair for the OpX Leadership Network.
Along with his formal career, Greg also spent 10 years coaching football primarily at the collegiate level and all in the
role of position coach and coordinator. This was his opportunity to give back by supporting the development of
hundreds of young men using the sport as a vehicle to teach values.
Greg and his wife Beth are blessed to have two amazing kids Maddy and Tyler.
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