Posts Tagged ‘Laitram’

Interview with Jay Lapeyre

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

James M. Lapeyre, Jr. (Jay), is President and CEO of Laitram, LLC, a diversified global manufacturer of industrial equipment. He is also Board Chairman of ION Geophysical, a NYSE company that provides seismic technology services and solutions to the global energy industry, and past Chairman of the Business Council of New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, the Business Council has been a driving force in reform efforts such as consolidating the Regional Levee Boards and the Orleans Parish Assessors, establishing an independent Inspector General, and supporting efforts to improve flood safety, charter schools, and criminal justice.

Kaizen: You grew up in New Orleans?

Lapeyre: Yes. I spent four years in Europe when I was a kid and four years away at college. Otherwise, I’ve lived in New Orleans.

Kaizen: You’ve lived in interesting times, as they say—hurricanes, oil spills, Louisiana politics, and other challenges.

Lapeyre: Those are just the local disasters [laughs]. We also had 9/11 and the economic crisis. But a lot of good things too: the Internet and the fall of the Berlin Wall, so the world is dramatically better today.

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February 2012 Issue of Kaizen

Monday, February 13th, 2012

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with Jay Lapeyre, President and CEO of Laitram, LLC, a diversified global manufacturer of industrial equipment.

Also featured in Kaizen are: student essay contest winners Amina Seitahunova, Amanda Nicosia, and Danielle Taylor; the Fall 2011 Reading Group; enterprising student Vince Chiarelli; and guest speakers Phyllis Johnson, a Rockford-based entrepreneur, and Alexei Marcoux, professor of Business Ethics at Loyola Chicago.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Mr. Lapeyre.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at] Rockford.edu.