Joe Cannella - CIO, Tempel Steel

Speaker / Presenter

Joe Cannella

CIO, Tempel Steel

Joe Cannella has spent his entire career in manufacturing working for a wide range of manufacturers. He has been at Tempel Steel Company since 2005 and has led Information Systems world-wide since 2009 where he is CIO. He is an experienced IS executive with extensive experience leading people, building results-oriented teams, setting vision, developing IS strategy with management, and delivering change.

Prior to Tempel, Joe spent 20 years in a consulting firm that specialized in systems and operations improvement for manufacturers. He started as an analyst and eventually led the firm as president.

Joe has published articles on Business Systems and Advanced Systems Technologies, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and professional organizations.

He was a finalist for the 2019 ORBIE Chicago CIO of the Year, and nominated for SIM Chicago CIO of the Year in 2016, 2018, and 2019. Joe believes that honesty, integrity, continuing education, and mentoring are key in building professional and personal relationships. He is a member of the SIM and TEPEE, and donates his time to several non-profit organizations.

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