Noria has announced that its keynote speaker for Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition 2018 will be Greg “Boss” Wooldridge. As the only commanding officer to lead the world-famous Blue Angels for three separate tours, Wooldridge will give an address entitled “Flying in Formation.”
Wooldridge has an extensive history of building high-performing, effective teams. While starting his Navy career in flight candidate school, he quickly learned from the camaraderie he shared with his classmates. He came to understand that this bond elevated individuals by first elevating the performance of the team. As his career progressed, he became commander of a carrier squadron and discovered that teams who strive toward something greater than themselves can harness the ability to perform at extreme levels.
Wooldridge’s talent for building teams in which communication, trust and teamwork took precedence over rank and status did not go unnoticed. In 1991, the Navy selected him as the commanding officer of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s—and the world’s—premier flight demonstration squadron. His heart-driven approach proved a perfect match for the Blue Angels’ culture of excellence, and he was called back to lead two more teams through times of difficult transition. Since his success with the Blues, Wooldridge has had a passion for sharing his methods and insights to empower individuals and teams that are on their journey toward high performance.