Steven Dwyer joined the Conexus Indiana team in January 2009 and was named President and CEO in March of the same year, leading an organization focused on growing and promoting the advanced manufacturing and logistics sectors in Indiana and preparing Hoosiers to take advantage of new opportunities in these industries. Steve’s background in manufacturing and supply chain logistics, combined with a personal concern for the region’s focus on employee development, had brought Steve into the Conexus initiative as external chairman while he was still with Rolls-Royce.
A native Hoosier, Steve returned to the state in 1999 with Rolls-Royce Corporation. Shortly after coming to Indianapolis, he was named President of the Rolls-Royce Defense North America business. In 2003, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Rolls-Royce Corporation. In this role, he provided management oversight to more than 4,500 employees and all operations at the 3.6 million sq. ft. facility. This facility, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the largest Rolls-Royce manufacturing site in the U.S.
Before joining Rolls-Royce in 1999, Steve served as General Manager of AlliedSignal, Greer, South Carolina, where he successfully directed the $200M company to nearly double its volume while achieving double-digit growth in productivity. He also served as AlliedSignal’s Director of Finance and Business Systems, where his financial team was named “Best in Corporation”.
Steve is a 25-year veteran of the aerospace and defense industry and has extensive knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts, continuous improvement programs and comprehensive internal control systems.