Andrew Downard is the Director, Lean and Six Sigma for Newell Rubbermaid, a global manufacturer and marketer of consumer and commercial products. Newell Rubbermaid is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has approximately 30,000 employees worldwide.
Currently splitting his time between Atlanta and Toronto, Canada, Andrew is a certified Black Belt and Master Black Belt. His previous experience includes continuous improvement director, deployment leader, and Six Sigma practitioner positions in the chemical industry and global health/medical services. Andrew holds a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Calgary, Canada.