Advanced Manufacturing Consultant
Steve provides Six Sigma White, Green and Black Belt training along with project mentoring.
Steve is a proven leader with expertise in Business Improvement. Steve has a passion for achieving results and building organizational capability to sustain them. He has a broad base of experience where he utilized his business expertise, to support projects focused in such areas as process improvement, productivity, working capital reduction, product development and launches, price improvements, organization design, and organization competency. Steve’s underlying approach, to any project is that it must focus on how it impact the customer.
In his last corporate role, Steve led a team of over 100 Black Belts and Master Black Belts in over 20 countries where he demonstrated the ability to take improvement methodology and adopt it to solve real time business issues delivering multimillion dollar annual benefits. Steve is adept at tailoring the improvement approach to the complexity of the issue, the current capability of the staff, including the local environment and culture in which they are working.
In addition to knowledge of improvement methodology to do projects right, Steve knows how to do the right projects. He has experience in strategy development and the translation of strategy to focused implementation projects. He has supported and improved enterprise wide Decision Board Processes and the use of a Project Management Office.
Steve has been extensively involved in the training and people development where he has developed and delivered focused experiential based curriculum that builds individual and organizational skills while solving key problems. Any curriculum or training must focus on how it improves an issue that the participant faces in their work.
In addition to his Business Improvement expertise, Steve has had leadership roles in Marketing, Sales and a Chemical Production Unit. He also has firsthand experience in Sales, Product Development and Product Management.
Steve has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science from the University of Arizona.
Skills & Expertise:
- Lean Six Sigma
- Continuous Improvement Deployment
- Project Management
- Decision Making
- Strategy Translation
- Scenario Planning
- Product Launch
- Staff Development and Mentoring
- Customer Experience