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Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, Krannert Auditorium, Room 140 View map
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The Executive Forum is open to the public, as seating permits, and provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas and discussion of topics and issues facing business and management.


Todd Sandefur is the Director of U.S.A. Operations for Gibson Guitars and is responsible for the performance of Gibson’s electric guitar facilities. Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger, MESA/Boogie, and the Gibson Pro Audio division, KRK Systems. Before Gibson, Todd was General Manager and Chief Operations Officer of companies owned by Assa Abloy, a global access solutions company whose offerings include products and services related to locks, doors, gates, and entrance automation. He led numerous manufacturing locations across multiple companies under the Assa Abloy brand and drove initiatives that made the sites and companies profitable. Before joining Assa Abloy, Todd spent 19 years in the Tier 1 automotive industry at all levels of leadership, including director of a JIT facility in Alabama that supplies seats to Mercedes Benz. Todd holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and a master's in engineering management from the University of Dayton. Todd resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and two fur babies. Let it be known that Todd’s Chevy Silverado's license plate is BolerUp (Boiler Up), and his Corvette's license plate is HmmerDwn (Hammer Down)!

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