Business profit maximizer through inspirational leadership and lean process management. Laser focused on the vital few toward continuous improvement in achieving and maintaining the competitive advantage.
Factory manager for multiple hydraulic component businesses in the Joliet Caterpillar facility. Leader of a multi-tiered team of 150+ employees within a complex matrix organization, working together to solidify the status of regional low cost provider of gear and engine oil pumps as well as off-highway truck strut and hoist cylinders. Annual aggregated business sales of $100 million, delivering quality products to facilities worldwide.
Led the Caterpillar Production System (CPS) / 6 Sigma Black Belt team in the creation and execution of the Joliet Hydraulics 5 year manufacturing strategy for $138 million dollar business. Revolutionized the project management process by developing and enhancing tactical, strategic and coaching tool kits to enable leaders to drive action on key business opportunities, while utilizing the lowest level of resource commitment.
Coached, mentored and supervised team of 20+ CPS / 6 Sigma Black Belts and Green Belts in the deployment and utilization of Caterpillar Production System tools and processes. Studied lean under numerous consulting groups, internal lean advisors and CPS Master Black Belts.
Streamlined a variety of processes to allow for more value add time on analysis to aid in cost reduction and profit maximization. Business plan and product cost lead for multiple global facilities on annual and monthly financial planning.
Lead deployment counselor during the mobilization of troops of the 414th Base Support Battalion in 2003. Prepared soldiers and their families for the pending separation challenges.
In times of peace, interviewed, counseled, and advised service members, families, and civilians on financial planning topics to foster self-reliance.
Ensured client satisfaction through quality preparation and execution of audit opinions and taxes. Led staff members on the implementation of the audit transformation process and the ‘paperless audit'.
Team member during the implementation of the Andersen business audit. Conducted quarterly and annual reviews and flowcharting the Business Information Framework for various manufacturing companies.
Strategic Development and Execution - Multiple Leadership Styles - Capability Building - DMAIC and CPS 6 Sigma - Lean Manufacturing - Value Stream Transformation - Value Stream Mapping - Rapid Improvement Workshop - Kaizen - Continuous Improvement - Quick Change Over - Root Cause Analysis - 5S - Sales and Operations Planning - Capacity Planning - Single Piece Flow - Pull - OEE/OPE - FMEA - Quality Management System
2010 - 2014 Founder of Joliet Chapter, Women's Initiatives Network, Caterpillar
(President, Vice President, Treasurer)
2000 - 2001 Fox Valley Family YMCA, Board Member
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