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  • SPX Chairman, President and CEO Chris Kearney (right) participates in the CEO2CEO Leadership Summit with Nick Akins, CEO of American Electric Power (left).

SPX at CEO2CEO Leadership Summit

SPX CEO Chris Kearney participated in the CEO2CEO Leadership Summit in New York City in December 2012. Connecting top CEOs with their peers, the event provided a forum to discuss key issues – from the nation’s debt load and likelihood of tax hikes, to immigration reform and overseas markets opportunities.

Kearney spoke specifically about the importance of breaking down silos and driving innovation and collaboration: “In many companies like ours, with diversified business platforms and a diverse geographic profile, there is a natural tendency to rely on the financial reporting segments that you’re in. That [approach] inhibits exchanges of ideas across the company. We’re doing a couple of things to change that, particularly on the innovation front. We created an innovation council, pulling the best and brightest and most talented people from all segments of the company to participate…”

To read more in the March issue of Chief Executive magazine, please click here.

Photo courtesy of Chief Executive magazine.