PODCAST: Listening, Learning and Leading

Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel has learned a few things along the way during her 25+ year career in the automotive industry. Sure, she knows plenty about all-things supply chain management and yes – that’s what got her hired as the new director of Integrated Logistics at Caterpillar’s Product Support & Logistics Division. If you want Wendi to talk about the nuts and bolts of supply chain management – she’s glad to do it. But in her recent Caterpillar Podcast conversation – words like “collaboration,” “curiosity,” “listening,” and “learning” are what Wendi wanted to share in front of a recent gathering of the Experienced Professionals Employee Resource Group.  

Show highlights are listed in the program guide below. Get the latest episodes of the podcast delivered to you by subscribing on your favorite podcast app –SoundCloud, iTunes or Google Play. 

PROGRAM GUIDE (23:32 Total Run Time) 

2:50 – A farm girl grows up loving math and building things

4:40 – A rebellious streak stops an engineering career before it starts

6:15 – General Motors at age 18

8:30 – How a few years in the car industry turned into a 20-year career

10:28 – Making a monumental career decision 

14:15 – Navigating a whole new world while hitting the ground running

17:04 – Wendi’s leadership essentials (Hint: curiosity & humility)

19:55 – A remarkable “last” day before coming to Caterpillar