Wes C. Hehn
Vice President, Strategy Deployment
In his role as Vice President of Strategy Deployment, Wes facilitates cascaded strategy deployment processes within Global Engineered Support Structures (ESS), emphasizing action-item development as well as robust and frequent review and countermeasure processes. He also works extensively with the Lean certification training program, which has been a continuous thread within his work throughout his time at Valmont. As the leader of Lean for Valmont, Wes supports and mentors Lean initiatives at multiple domestic, regional and international sites.
Wes began his career at Valmont in 2014 as a Corporate Senior Lean Coach, where he facilitated multiple Kaizen events for all segments of Valmont. In 2015, he was promoted to Corporate Operational Excellence Director where he developed a Global Lean certification training program and rollout initiative for Valmont. Wes was then promoted in 2016 to Senior Operational Excellence Director for Engineered Support Structures (ESS) before becoming the Vice President for Global Operational Excellence in 2017. He was promoted to his current role in 2018.
Wes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management with an emphasis on Marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Doane College in Crete, Nebraska.