Amy Lakin
Executive Vice President - Supply Chain
Baldor Electric Company, a member of the ABB Group
Fort Smith, AR

“Many people have a role model, I am fortunate to have had many role models through all stages of my life. My first role model was my grandmother. She was raised during the depression, worked hard, raised five children, loved unconditionally, and always continued forward in times of adversity.”

Amy is the executive vice president of supply chain for Baldor Electric Company, a member of the ABB Group. In her role, she is responsible for all aspects of strategic sourcing, logistics, and travel. In the area of strategic sourcing, she leads a team responsible for sourcing over $800 million in spending each year. In 2014, in an effort to remain competitive and strengthen the business, a heavy emphasis was placed on reducing net working capital.  Amy was instrumental in conceiving and implementing new approaches that accomplished business goals. When Baldor was acquired by ABB in 2011, Amy's collaborative style, personal leadership, and experience helped her establish key relationships, open lines of communication, and facilitate the integration of Baldor into ABB.
 
Amy is recognized not only as a technical resource, but as a business leader with the ability to work effectively across the range of product businesses and functions that support Baldor. She is a big-picture, forward thinking person and is aware of how her team and their work impacts the other parts of the organization. She is committed to developing talent and making time to counsel and mentor members of her team.
 
Amy's technical background, combined with her strong business acumen and people management skills, allows her to analyze and assess issues effectively and drive for solutions. Her thoughtful business approach enables her, along with her team, to solicit input and feedback from peers and team members in a way that develops effective solutions and mitigation plans and fosters collaboration to implement solutions.

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