Kenneth Labhart is the North American Innovation Leader for Supply Chain Performance at Schneider Electric. In this role, he supports implementation of smart factory initiatives throughout Schneider Electric’s North American facilities, as well as proof-of-concept verification of emerging technologies in the fields of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and IIoT.
Kenneth joined Schneider Electric as an Engineering Supervisor for the Lexington, KY facility in 2000 and over the next 15 years led a team that automated multiple processes within the facility, including robotic machine tending, electro-static painting, RFID-based material handling, and vision-based inspection. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, he spent 7 years with General Motors, managing a team of engineers in the specification, design, and support of major automation projects in a facility that produced over 7M brake corner module assemblies annually. Kenneth holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.