Leading Change: Featuring Barry Hendrix | October 30th, 2018

Leadership Academy Pillar: COLLABORATIVE

"The only constant is change"
   -the Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus (535 BC - 475 BC)
As an engineer today, you live in challenging times. The pace of change is faster that it has ever been at any point in the history of humankind and will be getting faster in the future. 
In this presentation, we explored:
  • How people respond to change
  • How change affects us all
  • Tools you can use to help manage change efforts
Based on the works of John Kotter (“Leading Change” and “Heart of Change”) and years of technical business and industry experience as an individual contributor through president, Barry Hendrix will provide proven insights into the complex world of leading and managing change.

Barry Hendrix was most recently President and CEO of Western Shelter Systems in Eugene, Oregon where he led the acquisition of the company by the Management team and supported by the private equity firm Gorge Holdings of Portland.  He is currently Chairman of the Board.  In addition to this role, he works as a Business Consultant, primarily in the aerospace and defense manufacturing segments, focusing on business development, mergers and acquisitions, strategy development and Lean implementation. 

Barry holds a BS in Business Administration with minors in Mechanical Engineering and Behavior Science at Oregon State University. He earned a Masters in Management with a focus on Engineering and Manufacturing Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in New York.


Barry currently sits on several Boards including Torotel Products (TTLO), AUVSI (Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) Cascade Chapter, PNDC (Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition), Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), Impact Northwest and several Northwest manufacturing companies.