Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Chemical Engineer certified in 1998 working for world class leaders in the Dry Film Photoresist (DFR) Sector, Power Generation, and Material Science industries. Seasoned Business Excellence Leader successful in leveraging Lean Statistically Based Six Sigma Process acumen to solve manufacturing challenges. Expertise in new product introductions (NPI) for the Color Electronic Imaging and Lighting Markets (CEILM) leveraged by project management and process improvement competencies specializing in driving positive change by making stakeholders, champions, and sponsors partners and owners of the results. Significant Lean Six Sigma International exposure to operating facilities and business cultures in Europe, South America & Asia. Fluent in Spanish as a certified Technical Translator and Slavic based Eastern European languages.
Process Experts LLC, Saratoga Springs, NY 2013-present
Six Sigma Black Belt Quality Consultant
• Lean Six Sigma Quality Lead for design and installation of an automated UPS Battery Production line one month ahead of schedule averting $100,000 of critical downtime.
• Author of statistical study that conclusively demonstrated an quantum dot LED lighting manufacturing facility line had the best reliability metrics satisfying rigorous Critical to Quality (CTQ) requirements.
• Redefined with Lean Six Sigma methodologies processes for a $4 million HID lighting line that increased throughput by 15% and reduced DVC costs by 10% with virtually no new capital investments in existing facility.
General Electric, Schenectady, NY 2008-2012
Quality Program Manager
GE Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Project Manager leading Lean GE Six Sigma projects with the highest value opportunities across six global business segments crossing multiple functional organizations. Global Lean Six Sigma leader responsible for deployment and improvement activities in the order to cash value stream across a 5,000 employee Business Segment. Quality improvement initiatives leader supporting power generation commercial operations and project fulfillment. Led multiple lean events & workouts, mentored 22 Six Sigma Green, Black & Master Black Belts, delivered Six Sigma training to over 250 employees. Drove enterprise standard projects related to simplification, continuous improvement, defect reduction, and reduced cycle time through rigorous application of Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies. Achieved standardized, simplified processes with improved accuracy and strong financial controls. Resolved complex processing and transactional issues maintaining customer responsiveness.
Recipient of three Global Reward & Recognition Awards for Effective Lean Six Sigma Leadership of global events resulting in significant reductions of cycle time, defects, and required data field inputs. Validated business results of over $40 million in a diverse $1 Billion million global project portfolio.
Global Rewards & Recognition Award for Black Belt Lean Leadership of an Energy Applications & System Engineering summit that accomplished a 90% defect reduction and 76% lead time reduction of a crucial revenue forecast quarterly update for the Energy Financial Services (EFS) business segment.
Established Lean Six Sigma survey process methodology, result analytics & improvement opportunity identification using ProClarity, Business Objects, Excel & JMP Statistics with real-time trend analysis for prompt correction.
Developed strategic business plan, yearly operating plan & development budgets for The GE Energy Quality Operation group. Monitored project portfolio health & performance through financial modeling, business intelligence and risk/gap assessments. Managed relationship to broader GE marketing teams.
Leveraging Lean Six Sigma methodologies assembled & reported Dashboard metrics & Client Satisfaction analyses to Stakeholders & Management including a differentiated customer loyalty/retention program.
Developed Lean Six Sigma initiatives with standard support strategy options resulting in a consistent and improved consumer experience.
Lean Six Sigma Leader for on time and below budget implementation of a new CRM (Salesforce.com). Led the design and VOC requirements gathering ensuring it met the needs of the Sales organization.
Lean Six Sigma Lead for integration of PLM tool Enovia 6 as a replacement for the current engineering tool. Enhanced system’s capability to provide more accurate and timelier cost & cycle estimates resulting in 70% more timelier and accurate proposals.
Black Belt Driver with Lean Six Sigma Team for the GE Renewables Business Development Plan for Wind Penetration into the new Mexican Market. Performed risk analysis & mitigation planning and proposed changes which were successfully adopted by the business. Validated business results of over $600 million in incremental orders at above target margins.
Led Lean Six Sigma kaizen blitzes increasing volume 50% at current capability to effectively manage with no incremental resources. Established and implemented five change imperatives resulting in a fourfold increase in win rate of complex and demanding technical performance bids in a highly competitive environment.
Siemens, Hillsborough, NH 2005-2008
Osram Sylvania - Automotive Lighting Division
Senior Lean Six Sigma Applications Engineer
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Innovation Leader within a New Ventures Group spearheading new product commercializations. Launched the brand new line of Dot-It™ LED based consumer products generating over $60 million worldwide in new dollar sales to date. Technical Lead on the development and commercialization team that introduced The SilverStar® ULTRA™ line of headlight forward lighting products in the Fall of 2007 generating sales approaching $130MM to date exceeding budget/sales estimates by 25%. Lean Six Sigma Technology Leader and decision maker for a $60M+ unit of aftermarket lighting products. Determined technology product strategy, and managed the creation and production of all (20+) technology products in a $22M portfolio achieving all financial performance targets.
Achieved by leveraging novel and unique chemistries/processes in absorptive coating/glass media systems delivering superior performances at competitive price points.
Verified optimum M.O.C. (Materials of Construction) at minimum usage levels through a DOE generating an additional 15% Capacity-Production (C-P) on a high value production line with minimal incremental capital costs and no change to dedicated staffing level.
Led special action team eliminating CTQ quality issues for an LED and integrated High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting application. Determined, modified, and optimized through Six Sigma process validation initiatives [DOE, SPC, Plan of Control (POC)] how all the upstream raw material and process inputs were monitored and through targeted data collection from control process equipment to meet rigorous end use specificati...
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