Greg Fell, Chief Information Officer of Terex Corporation

May 09, 2011

Among other topics, Greg discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • The process through which Terex transformed itself from a holding to an operating company, and how IT was central in driving and enabling that change
  • How, in this transformation, Greg essentially built the corporate IT function from the ground up
  • The successful implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system by invoking heavy executive collaboration to make important strategic decisions
  • The importance of an IT leader to establish, nurture, and enhance relationships with other executives in order to ensure that IT is delivering on the business vision (and not on its own distinct vision)
  • The similarities and differences between leading IT at his previous post, Ford Motor Company, and Terex, a global manufacturer of large construction and other types of equipment
  • How he manages a “strong federated model” for his global IT team, and how Terex approaches Merger and Acquisitions
  • Eye on the trends: Consumer devices in the work place, mobility strategy, and allowing access to corporate data on personal devices


Greg Fell’s Biography

Greg is the CIO of the Terex Corporation, a Forune 500 company which is the third largest Manufacturer of Heavy and Light Construction Equipment. Terex Corporation operates in four business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, and Materials Processing. Terex also offers a complete line of financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. Terex employs 16,000 team members globally, with 50 manufacturing facilities throughout the globe.

Prior to joining Terex, Greg spent nearly 16 years at Ford Motor Company, where he held various senior level IT positions in the Engineering and Manufacturing organizations.

Greg has a BA in Philosophy and Medical Ethics from Michigan State University.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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