I am a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Certified Master Trainer with 5 years of C-Level management experience. I am able to help you with:
Six Sigma support
I have been involved in process improvement for more than 20 years. My experience gives me a unique perspective on how to import process improvement into an organization’s culture in a way that will stick. This book and associated materials are designed to help the individual improve their margin at the office, cubicle, and departmental level. As we all know, these are the locations where the rubber meets the road.
No matter what process improvement or quality improvement program you are working in, we can help you rise above the crowd :
Six Sigma, Lean Six sigma, Lean Enterprise, Design for Six Sigma, Total Quality Improvement, Continuous improvement, Etc.
Good luck and have fun.
Over 30 years experience in managing processes in manufacturing and transactional environments
Over 20 years of managing P&L at department and business levels
Experience in designing lean business systems around existing business models
Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification
Master Trainer Certification
- 1 Year experience as Chief Executive Officer of a Service Delivery/Technology company.
- 5 Years’ experience as Chief Operating Officer of three businesses. One a manufacturing business, one a service delivery business, and one a sales businesses.
- Over 30 years of experience in managing processes in manufacturing and transactional environments.
- Successfully lead in the start-up of two business.
- Over 25 years of managing P&L at department and business levels.
- Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
- Master Trainer Certification
Education and Board Memberships
- Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois: 1975-1979. Graduated with a BA degree in Chemistry.
- University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida: 1992-1995. Graduated with a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management. 3.95 GPA.
- Automotive Electronic Solutions Board of Managers member.
Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois: 1975-1979. Graduated with a BA degree in Chemistry.
Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio: 1981. Took a course in geology to aid in coal mine inspection work.
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida: 1992-1995. Graduated with a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management. 3.95 GPA.
Specialized Training and Certifications
Instrumentation & Control/Lab Apprenticeship Program, Columbus & Southern Electric, Conesville Generating Station
Whitmire Leadership Training: American Electric Power manager training.
Tom Matone Managers Training: Management training at SJRPP.
Magraw-Hill Supervisors Training: Management training at SJRPP.
MARC Training: Dealing with Bargaining Units. Management training at SJRPP.
Preventative Maintenance Training by the American Management Association, Borden M. Coulter: Training on the various methods of maintaining equipment to achieve the best reliability and cost effectiveness.
Dr. Phau Public Speaking Course: Training on successful public speaking.
Certification in High School Coaching in the state of Florida
Project Management Training: Motorola University
Designing for Manufacturability: Motorola University (6 Sigma Component)
6 Sigma Champion Training: Six Sigma Qualtec (6 Sigma )
Basic Tools & Techniques Training: Six Sigma Qualtec (6 Sigma)
Process Mapping & Control Charts Training: Six Sigma Qualtec (6 Sigma)
Lean Enterprise: Six Sigma Qualtec
Green Belt Training: Six Sigma Qualtec (6 Sigma)
Black Belt Training: Six Sigma Qualtec (6 Sigma)
Master Trainer Certification: The Home Depot
Master Black Belt Certification: The Home Depot
6-Sigma Projects Completed
Petcoke Utilization at SJRPP: This project discovered the root causes for not fully utilizing petcoke (a cheaper fuel) and implemented corrective actions. The first year fuel cost savings was $2,100,000, as calculated by Fuels Management.
Igniter Oil Consumption at SJRPP: This project outlined the causes for excessive light oil consumption and implemented corrective action. The first year savings was $750,000, as calculated by Fuels Management. This team moved on to address reliability issues.
Reduction of Variation in Petcoke Concentration of SJRPP’s Fuel: This project uncovered the root causes of variation in the percent petcoke concentration in the fuel fed to SJRPP’s units and implemented corrective action. The standard deviation of petcoke concentration was dropped from 2.8 to 1.3 (confidence interval from 0.71% to 0.37%). This drop in variation allows SJRPP to increase their petcoke feed by 0.5 %. The first year fuel cost savings was $350,000 per year.
Boiler Tube Failure Reduction: This project’s objective was to reduce the number of boiler tube leaks at SJRPP. The project focus was on the history of tube leaks and corrective actions at SJRPP. From this information a plan was formulated to head off future leaks. Leaks were reduced from an average of 5 per year to just 1 in 2002. The estimated savings was $800,000 in that year.
Late Bill Payment Reduction: This project was focused on reducing the number of late bill payments by customers. Moving the payment due date from the 21st of the month to the 1st of the month reduced the late payment population by 25%.
Reduction of Moisture in By-Product Gypsum: This project was focused on the reduction in moisture, and consequent increase in selling price, of our by-product gypsum. The resulting increase in the selling price of the by-product gypsum netted $150,000 more per year in profit.
Time Sheet Error Reduction: This project was focused on the reduction of time sheet errors by employees. A narrowing of the project focus shifted the project to exempt employees only. The project was eventually given to the internal IT group for the development of an intranet time entry process.
Bulk Materials Process Mapping: This project involved the mapping of all Bulk Materials processes. The project included all operations and maintenance. Though this was not a Black Belt project, several safety and cost reduction issues were addressed. This was a multi-team effort where I acted as a facilitator.
I was in a consulting and mentoring role in numerous Six Sigma projects while working with The Home Depot. I will discuss upon request.
My role with Nationwide Parts Distributors and Automotive Electronic Solutions has been in moving the culture toward a Lean Six Sigma perspective. Though there have not been specific Six Sigma projects, I have brought the Lean Six Sigma paradigm into all business functions. I will discuss these upon request.
Multiple Articles for iSixSigma.com
Administrator of leanmeanprocessimprovement.com
APRA Global Connection: “New Technology in Automotive Control Module Programming”, October 2011.
Management Information Systems: University of North Florida. Done yearly from 1992 through 1998.
FDGS Users Conference: Jacksonville, Florida. Presented a paper on SJRPP’s Flue Gas Desulfurization System.
ORTEC International Conference on By-Product Gypsum: Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presented a paper on SJRPP’s efforts at producing and selling by-product gypsum.
“Lean and Mean Process Improvement”, published September 2009 by Book Surge