Vice President, Head of Technical and Production
2016 - present
Alex Gregorian joined Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) in May 2016 as Vice President and Head of Technical and Production. He reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Executive Team.
Alex is responsible for all manufacturing in NWNA’s 27 factories. As part of this role, he oversees all aspects of production, engineering, quality, safety, health and environment. Alex is also responsible for application groups (supporting innovation and renovation), the care of natural resources and continuous improvement initiatives at the factories.
Alex has been part of the Nestlé family since 2007. During his tenure, he was Factory Director for Nestlé USA and oversaw the confectionery facility in Bloomington, Illinois, and the prepared foods’ facility in Morton, Illinois.
Before moving to the United States, Alex spent four years as the Global Head of Total Productive Management (TPM) at Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland, where he led the development of the corporate TPM roll-out strategy to more than 400 factories, enabling breakthrough improvements. In 2014, Alex served as Assistant Vice President for Zone Americas for a transitional period in which he was responsible for Capex in Nestlé North America, and continuous improvement for the Americas.
Alex also spent two years as the Market TPM Manager at Nestlé Brazil, where he introduced the TPM initiative. While in this role, Nestlé Brazil achieved two National TPM awards from União Brasileira para Qualidade and two international TPM Excellence Awards from Japanese Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM); 30 factories adopted TPM; and manufacturing performance improved by an average of more than 30 percent.
Before joining Nestlé, Alex held manufacturing and engineering positions at Tetra Pak Brazil and Procter & Gamble Brazil. During his tenure at Tetra Pak Brazil, the company received four manufacturing awards from JIPM.
Alex earned an Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from Universidade São Francisco in Brazil and an MBA in entrepreneurship from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil. He also completed the Nestlé Leadership Program at London Business School and business programs for executive development and transition to business leadership at IMD Business School in Switzerland. Alex is also a member of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Leadership Council in the U.S.