Full Name
Sean Trainor
Job Title
SVP, Manufacturing
Company
Visionworks
Speaker Bio
Sean Trainor serves as the Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Distribution for Visionworks. In his role, Sean oversees all manufacturing and order fulfillment activities. In partnership with his team, Sean is developing a culture of continuous improvement that empowers teammates to drive world-class service, quality, innovation and teamwork to gain efficiencies across the enterprise and fully maximize our network of facilities.

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Sean has shared responsibility for the organization’s overall performance, developing strategies and values, and ensuring the business delivers exceptional value and service to all customers. Sean is investing time in people development in all functional areas of the company. Serving as mentor and coach to many teammates as Visionworks progresses through its organizational transformation.

Before joining Visionworks, Sean served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations Engineering and Quality at Dell. He was responsible for new product introduction, supplier & factory quality, and operations engineering for all of Dell’s products across the worldwide supply chain. Sean’s teams formed the linchpin between product research and development and supply chain operations to enable flawless product and solution delivery. Sean joined Dell in January 2000 as Senior Manager of Dell Americas Operations and oversaw desktop manufacturing operations in Austin, Texas. He then progressed through senior leadership roles in areas including factory and distribution operations, service parts procurement and demand/supply, product/process engineering and new product introduction. During his time at Dell, Sean served as Executive Director of many transformative teams. In 2008-2011, while living in Singapore, Sean led Global Supply Chain and Fulfillment, and his teams drove the end-to-end transformation of Dell’s global supply chain and fulfillment model aimed at providing the lowest cost and best value of products for customers.

Prior to joining Dell, Sean worked for General Electric in various supply chain operations leadership roles including Technology Leader in the Industrial Systems Business. He brings more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management, and product development.

Sean earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He serves as an advisor to the University Of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business; and as a leader in the optical industry, Sean has earned his American Board of Opticianry Optician's License. Sean lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife (Karen) and two children.
Sean Trainor