Speaker Bio

Joseph Adkins

Leader of Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Division, H-E-B

Joseph Adkins is a talented and driven engineering leader with a history of delivering significant value to the top and bottom line of manufacturing organizations through stellar management of capital project portfolios. As a program delivery expert, Joseph has led several initiatives that have modernized how cross functional teams interact and approach work at multiple organizations. In addition to developing world-class engineering methodology, Joseph has led initiatives that focused renovating new product innovation, master service agreements, and contractor management processes.    

In Joseph’s current role as Senior Project Manager he is responsible for capital planning and execution across several of HEB’s manufacturing facilities. He is also directly responsible for delivering HEB’s “Brilliant Factory,” a greenfield initiative that will combine best-in-class people, processes, and technology to deliver reliable, low cost operations. 

Prior to joining HEB, Joseph led high-performing engineering teams at Snyder’s-Lance, ConAgra Foods, Procter & Gamble, and Bristol Myers Squibb. He is best recognized for his ability to leverage a combination of capital and continuous improvement efforts to drive operational improvements.