Daniel J. Barata is a professionally licensed industrial engineer with over 17 years of experience applied in process and system improvement. After completing his MBA in 2007, Dan led and directed operations and supply chain improvement initiatives in the pharmaceutical industry under cGMP guidelines. His Six Sigma Black Belt certification was earned while working within the building products industry. Dan managed process improvement projects within ISO-certified environments and was trained as an internal auditor. He started his career in the telecommunication industry, leading several Lean and Process Improvement initiatives in the United States and Europe.