Eileen M. Competti
VP Global Competitiveness
Babcock & Wilcox
“The achievement I’m most proud of is my 11-year leadership (as President) of a mid-sized global manufacturing and engineering company that serves the energy industry. As a management team, we made significant strides in driving our company’s global competitiveness, product quality, customer satisfaction and profitability.”
Eileen has been Vice President of Global Competitiveness at The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) since August 2012. She is responsible for implementing the Babcock & Wilcox Global Competiveness Initiative, with a goal to enhance profitability and shareholder returns through lower cost of execution and structural and efficiency improvements. Eileen was promoted to her current role after a long and varied career at Diamond Power International, a division of B&W, from her beginning as an industrial engineer to her promotion to President in 2001, a role she held until 2012.
During her career she led the implementation of a leading integrated enterprise management system to create significant competitive advantage for the company through producing more efficient, high quality and timely data for decision making. Always focused on providing exceptional product value to customers, Eileen pioneered efforts which allowed Diamond to maintain its innovation and technical leadership within the industry, achieve state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, and grow its’ local service presence worldwide . As President, Eileen was responsible for operations in twelve countries outside the U.S., including key manufacturing operations in the US, Europe, and Asia. She drove numerous efforts for continuous improvement, and more than a dozen organic and acquisition based growth initiatives.
Eileen credits a strong ethical upbringing with laying the groundwork for helping make difficult decisions as the leader of a multi-national organization. She believes in leading by example, and that “getting great results and getting them the right way” is always the best approach. She is also active in a range of community services including serving on executive committees for the United Way of Fairfield County and the Fairfield Medical Center.