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John DiSilvestro

Senior VP - Sales, Marketing & ServicesWoodward, Inc.

Rockford, IL

Member Since September 2023


Product Strategy
Sales/Marketing and Strategic Partnerships


I'm Senior VP of Sales, Marketing & Services for all of Woodward’s Aerospace products. As an accomplished commercial leader with extensive experience in the aerospace and defense markets, I enjoy mentoring others and learning from anyone! Looking forward to learning and sharing innovative ways to grow a business and team members through my FastCo connections!

Published content

Learning to lead effectively in the workplace: 16 tips to success

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Business experts share what it takes to manage a company and its people. Leading an organization to success can be a tremendous amount of pressure, but managing teams and being a positive influence on how they see the institution can be an even trickier balance to strike—whether you are new or seasoned when it comes to guiding direct reports in the workplace. Here, 16 Fast Company Executive Board members each talk about the most important thing they have learned in their current role about how to lead others in an organization or department.

Income seeker versus career seeker


Having hiring conversations that align employee and employer objectives sets realistic retention goals.

16 best practices to increase employee retention

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Implement these strategies to build stronger team morale and loyalty in 2024. In today's marketplace, when it comes to attracting and retaining staff members who want to invest their time and services for the long term, trust and transparency are required every step of the way. In addition, it's even more important to ensure that potential employees and employers are in alignment during the hiring process to begin with. Fostering a workplace culture that encourages regular team communication empowers staff members to voice any concerns as needed and feel recognized when they make a valuable contribution to help their department or company move forward. Below, experts fromFast Company Executive Board share 16 strategies to help employers improve employee retention rates in the coming new year.

Company details

Woodward, Inc.

Company bio

Woodward is the global leader in the design, manufacture and service of energy conversion and control solutions for the aerospace and industrial equipment markets. For 150 years, Woodward has focused its resources and expertise on delivering proven systems that perform under incredible demands. Together with our customers, we are enabling the path to a cleaner, decarbonized world.



Area of focus

Energy Management

Company size

5,001 - 10,000