Guild Member Profile

Past Chair

Didi Caldwell

President & Founding Principal

Global Location Strategies
Greenville, SC

While working as an intern for Fluor Daniel in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1997, Didi Caldwell had a chance encounter that would change the direction of her career. Less than a year later, she became a consultant with Global Location Strategies, then a part of Fluor’s organization in Greenville, SC. Site selection consulting combines the things that Didi loves most- helping clients make important decisions, constantly learning new things, and travel.

For most of the last 20 years, Didi has dedicated herself to assisting corporations with their location strategy – where and how to deploy their assets around the world. She has worked on projects in a multitude of industries, but her expertise and passion are in large manufacturing and heavy industrial projects. Since 1998, she has personally conducted location advisory services in more than 30 countries for both domestic capital investment and foreign direct investment projects.

International North America
Education Aerospace, Aeronautics and Aviation Forestry, Minerals, Metal
Electronics Paper Real Estate
Logistics, Warehouse and Distribution Food and Beverage R&D
Advanced Manufacturing Chemicals and Plastics Medical and Life Sciences
Pharma Business Services and HQ Automotive
IT Energy Data Centers
Sabic Hexcel Scoular
Kairos Nuclear Global Foundries JD Irving
First Quality Enterprises Brose North America Caesarstone
Orica BBA Nonwovens Berlex
Kuwait Petroleum Nacero Van Hool
Wanhua Procter & Gamble Knauf Insulation

A native of Savannah, Georgia and current resident of Greenville, SC, Didi has also lived in Argentina, Australia, Mexico and Spain, and holds dual citizenship of the United States and Australia. She received her B.A. in Architecture at Clemson University and her International M.B.A. from the Moore School of Business from the University of South Carolina.