Career shift

Byron Green is vice president of manufacturing for Whirlpool’s North American Region. Green and the appliance maker are incorporating a new program to extend Whirlpool’s global reach.

BENTON HARBOR — Well before the sun rises, Byron Green is up and moving.

By 7 a.m., he’s got a constant flow of information coming in with tens of thousands of components being made throughout the day. Shipping performance reports are being sent to him. From there, Green tries to understand the hot spots and solve problems moving forward.