Conexus Indiana CEO Steven Dwyer announced today that Chip Edgington, executive vice president of Operations for FULLBEAUTY Brands, has been named chairman of the Conexus Indiana Board of Directors. Edgington succeeds David Parish who served as Conexus board chairman for three years and recently retired from Allison Transmission as senior vice president, Operations and Purchasing.
“Chip and David have both been long-time advocates of the Conexus Indiana mission as board members and as global industry leaders, and they have committed generous time and talent to shaping and delivering important Conexus programs for students, Indiana businesses and the community,” said Dwyer. “David brought a great deal of energy to the board and helped advance many Conexus Indiana programs that are building the next generation of advanced manufacturing and logistics workers and creating opportunities for Indiana’s continued leadership as the ‘Crossroads of America.’”
Edgington has been a member of the Conexus Indiana board of directors since 2012. He has chaired the Conexus Indiana Logistics Council since 2011, and was instrumental in 2015 in creating and launching six regional logistics plans that outlined infrastructure, public policy and education needs in each of Indiana’s 92 counties. He also led the development and implementation of logistics events at Indiana colleges to encourage students to consider logistics careers and network with Indiana executives to learn about internship and job opportunities.
“Chip has brought a lot of great ideas to Conexus and has personally invested significant time making sure we have the best programs and resources to reach students of all grade levels,” Dwyer said. “He displays his passion for Conexus, its programs and for the advanced manufacturing and logistics industry in everything he does.”
In addition to his work with Conexus Indiana, Edgington serves on the board of directors for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), a coalition of Indiana executives and university presidents focused on long-term growth and prosperity for the state through initiatives based on manufacturing, life science, logistics, energy and information technology. He is heavily engaged with early childhood development in central Indiana and has led numerous initiatives within FULLBEAUTY Brands to support inner city preschools from weekly reading programs to renovation projects to the company’s annual fund raiser.
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