Partnership Gwinnett hosted the 2020 Movers & Makers Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards on March 5, 2020 at the Infinite Energy Forum. The Keynote Speaker was Robert Packett, the Southeastern Regional Director of Operations with Amazon.
Amazon is building it’s first robotics fulfillment center in Georgia, scheduled to open in late 2020. The $238 million facility straddles the Gwinnett-DeKalb County lines and spans the length of 12 football fields. Once the facility is fully operational, more than 1,000 employees will work alongside robots packing and shipping products. Additionally, workers will be hired for finance, information technology and other jobs.
Robert spoke about the new facility and more in this exclusive interview with Business RadioX.
As the Southeastern Regional Director of Operations at Amazon, Robert Packett leads a team of more than 16,000 professionals who are the heart and soul of Amazon operations. Robert is a seven year veteran of Amazon fulfillment, leading multiple business units from reverse logistics, online fulfillment, Kindle, and Amazon Robotics.
Robert’s passion is people and process. In his own words, “Investment in our people leads to delighted customers.” Before Amazon, Robert honorably served as an Operations Director and Logistician with the Defense Intelligence Agency and the United States Air Force.
Robert grew up all over the U.S. but calls Louisville, KY his hometown where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Louisville. He currently lives in Tampa with his family and is very engaged in the community.
About Movers & Makers Awards
The Movers & Makers Awards is the annual recognition of exceptional Gwinnett-based manufacturers and supply chain companies. Through the Movers & Makers awards, Partnership Gwinnett seeks to honor outstanding small, medium, and large manufacturers in Gwinnett, as well as innovators in supply chain management, and will extend the opportunity for local businesses to nominate the community’s MVP (Most Valuable Provider).
About Partnership Gwinnett
Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, GA. Since 2007, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development, and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Every day, a team of dedicated professionals work to drive the mission of Partnership Gwinnett to strengthen the economic vitality of the community.