Lean Managing Director - Business Transformation & Operational Excellence

About Me

An accomplished and highly effective Senior Operations and Quality Leader with the ability to motivate multi-disciplined, cross-functional and multi-cultural teams to achieve Operational Excellence through driving Continuous Improvement, using the Toyota Production System, Six Sigma and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).

My Skills

  • Lean Transformation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Shop Floor Lean Implementation
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Operational Leadership
  • Quality Systems Implementation
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My Education

Utah State University

Shingo Prize Examiner

Clemson University

Training and Development


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  • 1991 - 1995
    Director of Continuous Improvement
    BP Amoco
  • 1987 - 1990
    Team Manager
  • 1994
    Lean Transformation Consultant
    J & A International, Inc.

My Success Stories

2014 11 03 12.02.47 Dean Foods - $509k Savings

Major Dairy Realizes $509,000 in Savings from Uniloy Blowmold Kaizen PROBLEM Client is currently purchasing 40% of half gal and gal jugs from outside blowmolders due to equipment reliability issues in 3 blowmolds. The weekly cost variants ranged from 20,000 to 25,000. The total cost savings opportunity to eliminate outside purchases was 509,000. Data collection on the blowmolds was inconsistent and no reliable information was available to manage performance. The 3 blowmolds undersupply the filler by 873 jugs per hour at the OEE rate of 82% The half gal blowmold has one head that is not operational due to mold reliability issues which equals a 12.5% OEE loss. APPROACH Operators begin collecting data on the blowmold in the following areas: No of bottles produced per day/ hour Delay times and types Pounds of scrap and regrind Identified top 3 downtime reasons Cooling bed lubrication Dirty and cracked molds Lack of operator trouble-shooting skills, including incorrect weight adjustments and Parison adjustments. uniloy blowmold success story SOLUTION Wrote detailed trouble-shooting guide. Wrote detailed lubrication procedure. Implemented Standard Work for Leaders Board. Implemented visual management. Posted one point lessons for lubrication and adjustments. Built shadow boards for tools and cleaning supplies. Wrote standard work for operators and posted it on boards. Implemented visual workplace for lubrication points, weight adjustments, and mold and mandrel cleaning. Trained all three shifts of operators and mechanics in all tools and procedures.

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