“You’re a born leader when you are the oldest. If I did it, my sisters felt like it was the right thing to do.” But for Peaches Youman, she never dreamed that the leadership ingrained in her from childhood would lead to a lifelong career at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (CPChem).
Today, Peaches is the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Champion at CPChem, one of the world’s top producers of chemical products that are essential to manufacturing over 70,000 consumer and industrial products.
As the company’s only Scheduling Champion, Peaches is responsible for helping CPChem standardize the way they look at planning, scheduling and execution. On a daily basis, she is working across the company’s sites and observing and correcting behavior that’s not all based on safety and efficiency.
Ultimately, her goal is to ensure teams across the company’s various locations are aligned and executing work as safely and reliably as possible.
“It’s all about the delivery. We want people to become more efficient, but we don’t want to cut corners or sacrifice safety. Safety and reliability go hand in hand.”