A highly disciplined and focused Senior Executive with a proven track record in identifying opportunity and delivering Revenue, Profit and Market Share growth across a variety of International, Cultural and Geographical boundaries. A people person with a hands on approach to leadership, team building and human resource development. Experience across a broad range of functional disciplines including Sales and Marketing, Supply Chain and Logistics, Engineering, New Product Development, Manufacturing and Assembly. A versatile and analytical professional with 20+ years' experience in Continuous Process Improvement Management in a medical device environment using Six Sigma/LEAN Manufacturing. Proven and sustainable gains in both the medical device and mining industries. Instituted organizational initiatives including system infrastructure redesign, key result area metrics, standardized improvement systems, internal accreditation, recognition of successes, and training curriculum for companywide culture change. Responsible for large cost savings and massive efficiency improvements. Certified as a Six-Sigma Master Black Belt. I have demonstrated a proficiency in the Six Sigma / LEAN Breakthrough Strategy and implementation of these changes in a FDA / ISO 9001 medical equipment business. Certified as a Design For Six Sigma Black Belt (DFSS) and a DMAIC Black Belt. These give me powerful tools to design and implement new technologies and processes to improve profitability as well as reduce costs and cycle time. Have seven patents issued for medical technology innovations. Exceptional facilitation and influencing skills, ability to work with cross functional teams to meet aggressive project and process objectives in a fast paced medical equipment environment.
FLOMAX INTERNATIONAL, INCSPRINGVILLE, UTCEO, Chief Executive Officer and Continuous
Responsible for all business strategy and vision activities including implementation of LEAN and TOC improvement methodologies.
Reduced cycle time by 72% and overhead costs by 28% in my first 6 months of employment.
Change agent for a drastic cultural change that resulted in much greater profitability and higher customer satisfaction.
Shipping times were reduced by over 90% due to LEAN and TOC implementation.
Ensure strategy plan equates to success in the chosen areas of focus.
Ensure all levels and employees are actively engaged in improvement work through a defined and systematic approach to problem solving.
Profitability was increased by 145% during my first 12 months of employment.
Implemented Standardized Work Protocols and training systems to meet ISO and GMP standards.
Ensure company KPI's result in increased efficiency and profits.
KENNECOTT UTAH COPPERSALT LAKE CITY, UTCONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER
SIX SIGMA / LEAN MASTER BLACK BELT Accountable for deploying Lean Six Sigma capability development and improvement tools throughout the business to drive a consistent and sustainable improvement methodology.
Significant focus on shifting the culture to disciplined data based decision making and waste elimination.
Work with all levels of the organization to ensure that the correct resources are engaged in working on the correct problems using the right tools.
Direct yearly savings from our work in 2011 was $160M.
Direct savings from our work in 2012 was over $220M.
Responsible for teaching and certifying all Green Belts and Black Belts at Kennecott Utah Copper.
VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMSSALT LAKE CITY, UTSENIOR R&D
MORTON THIOKOLBRIGHAM CITY, UTQUALITY ASSURANCE/MRB ENGINEER
Open Discrepancy Report count was reduced 40% during my first eight months of employment.
Worked closely with NASA and USAF personnel.
Specially chosen for the NASA Investigation Team for the space shuttle incident.
Flight 51-L) Designed and built, with other team members, test fixtures that simulate actual flight conditions of the SRB motor.
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITYLOGAN, UTKEPNER-TREGOE, INC SOUTH JORDAN, UT KT-Project Management SIGMAPRO, INC FT. COLLINS, CO Certified as a Six Sigma / LEAN Master Black Belt SIGMAPRO, INC FT. COLLINS, CO Certified as a Design for Six Sigma Black Belt SIX SIGMA ACADEMY/ ASQ SCOTTSDALE, AZ Certified as a DMAIC Black Belt
B.S: Welding EngineeringGPA: Graduated Cum Laude GPA: 3.66 Member of Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)Welding Engineering Graduated Cum Laude GPA: 3.66 Member of Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)
UTAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE SALTUTA.A.S Degree: WeldingGPA: GPA: 3.88Welding GPA: 3.88
approach, business strategy, Change agent, customer satisfaction, decision making, focus, GMP, ISO, personnel, problem solving, Project Management, Protocols, Shipping, Six Sigma, strategy, teaching, TOC, vision
KEPNER-TREGOE, INC SOUTH JORDAN, UT KT-Project Management SIGMAPRO, INC FT. COLLINS, CO Certified as a Six Sigma / LEAN Master Black Belt SIGMAPRO, INC FT. COLLINS, CO Certified as a Design for Six Sigma Black Belt SIX SIGMA ACADEMY/ ASQ SCOTTSDALE, AZ Certified as a DMAIC Black Belt B.S : Welding Engineering A.A.S Degree : Welding
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