Jully Sieglaff
Director Strategy Deployment
Dover Food Retail

“Manufacturing is exciting to me because it involves people, process and technology. You are exposed to so many talented and hard-working people that make it possible to carry out an idea that is initially captured on paper to the finished product coming off the lines.”

In her previous position as Manufacturing Excellence Director at Johnson Controls, Jully established a new department within Johnson Controls’ U.S. Operations organization to maximize support for 14 automotive battery plants. Jully developed and implemented a strategic plan to increase the region’s maturity in the Johnson Controls Manufacturing System (JCMS), which required the development of nine principles to provide a comprehensive model for managing each manufacturing facility with specific practices that offer a progressive path for maturing capability levels over time. Her efforts resulted in a 68 percent improvement over two years. Additionally, Jully’s leadership in Continuous Improvement (CI) has generated tens of millions of dollars in cost savings, setting a company record. 

As a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Jully is committed to providing minority talent with opportunities within the industry and beyond. She also served as the career chair for UNIDOS, Johnson Controls’ Hispanic business resource group. In addition to developing meaningful “Lunch & Learn” sessions, Jully created “Fireside Chats with Leaders” to encourage senior Hispanic team members to share their professional journeys with early-career employees. Jully participated in the Johnson Controls Leadership Edge Program to further develop her business acumen, communications and leadership skills. Through this effort, Jully’s team presented recommendations to key a leadership panel on ways to improve Johnson Controls’ customer centricity levels to further enhance the company’s position and effectiveness.

Outside of work, Jully is actively involved in charity work. As treasurer for Unite 4 Peyton, a non-profit supporting Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Jully manages funds and grant approvals for families who have been affected by the disease. To support the organization’s numerous events and activities, Jully has reached out to hundreds of community businesses for charitable donations. By freely dedicating her time and passion for helping others, Jully has helped Unite 4 Peyton’s annual golf outing generate upwards of $15K in a single evening. 

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