Lou Rassey is a principal in the Chicago office of McKinsey & Company. Since joining in 2003, Lou has been a leader in the firm’s manufacturing, operations and private equity practices, with particular expertise in integrated operations improvement and operations strategy. In partnership with the McKinsey Global Institute, Lou is co-leading the firm’s effort to understand the future of manufacturing and its implications on how countries and companies compete. Lou serves clients in the medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer products, automotive, and industrial sectors. His experiences include leading global efforts and performance transformations across operations disciplines, including innovation strategy, product design, manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, business development, and corporate strategy. Prior to joining McKinsey, Lou worked for automotive and high-tech firms. He holds an MBA and a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from MIT, where he was a Leaders for Manufacturing fellow. He also holds an M.S. degree in engineering management from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.