MilitaryHire and Bayer bring you the
Wednesday, November 8 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST
Veteran Job Seekers – Save the Date ! Registration information is coming. Veterans attend FREE
Employers – Secure your booth and/or sponsorship soon – click here for more information
Gold Level Sponsors
Silver Level Sponsor
Gold Level Sponsors Include: Cathodic Protection Management and Hydro
Silver Level Sponsors Include: Zeiss Group and Duval Motor Group
Other Companies to be present include: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Accenture, ESS Metron, Molina Healthcare, Mondelez International, JDog Franchises, Pitt Ohio, Securitas, KBR Rocket Group and Benesch
Agenda for November 8, 2023 Virtual Job Fair
11.00 – 11.10 a.m. EST Welcome remarks; Craig Robbins, CEO MilitaryHire
11.10 – 11.30 a.m. EST Keynote speaker: Ken McQuiston, Bayer and U.S. Air Force Veteran
11.30 a.m.– 3.00 p.m. EST Virtual job fair – Veterans visit companies in their virtual booths
Ken McQuiston is the Bayer North American Product Supply Sr. Strategic Projects Lead for Manufacturing Excellence addressing Strategy Development, Organizational Change Management and Leadership Development initiatives. He’s a Leadership, Character Development, Change Management expert and recognized motivational speaker with over 35 years of leadership development and management experience. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ken enlisted in the US Air Force at 18, and served our nation for nearly 29 years and reached the Air Force’s highest enlisted grade, Command Chief Master Sergeant, advising senior military leaders around the world on leadership development, combat readiness, and human resource programs for leaders that included the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Combatant Command leaders.
He deployed as the Command Chief for the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM where he was awarded the Bronze Star. His final military assignment was as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the United States Transportation Command based at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois with responsibility for over 120K Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen around the world and the Defense Transportation System.
Ken joined Monsanto in 2017 as a Change Management Consultant supporting Monsanto Production System (onePSS) Implementations at 8 Corn and Soy production facilities in North America. He transitioned to a full-time Bayer employee in 2018 as the North American Change Management and Process Improvement Lead, driving culture and process improvement initiatives at Stonington, Mason City, Beaman, and Clarion production facilities before transitioning to the role of Strategy and Change Management Lead in North American Product Supply. Ken now serves as the Manufacturing Excellence Team’s Sr. Strategic Projects Lead driving the MEX Teams
biggest project initiatives. He is also the National Co-Lead for Bayer’s Veteran focused Business Resource Group (BRAVE) that focuses to increase veteran employment opportunities at Bayer along with leading programs to assist veterans transition from military service to civilian business.
Since his retirement from the military Ken continues to give back to the community delivering leadership, character, and culture presentations for organizations like the NCAAs Leadership Development program, the Under Armour Brand Ambassador program, University of Illinois football team and Virginia Tech’s Veterans in Society program to name a few. Additionally, Ken provides leadership focused presentations to colleges and universities like the University of Denver and St. Louis Universities MBA program, he is also deeply involved in supporting veterans and veteran causes to improve the lives of those that have served our country. Ken is also a big “social media guy” where he hosts a podcast focused on leadership, character and culture called “Back Porch Leadership” which is available on all major platforms.
Ken and his wife Mary have been married for 37+ years and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Ken spends his free time with family, working out, working on his classic car.