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Fort Worth: Mark Mcavoy to Lead Planning & Data Analytics
“On a daily basis, Mark will use data analytics to provide recommendations to city leadership on ways to pursue real-world results that benefit all of our residents.”
Wilson Bank: Sullins Promoted to Executive Vice President
Since joining WBT at the beginning of 2019, Black Belt Sullins’s oversight of strategic initiatives has involved collecting data, assessing needs and implementing improvement projects.
Vincent Buffa Named CEO of Micross Components, Inc.
Buffa’s areas of expertise include business transformation and Hoshin Planning, Six Sigma and Lean; driving global manufacturing strategies, supply chain optimization and continuous performance improvement.
McLaren Port Huron Appoints New President, CEO
A Black Belt, Eric Cecava has led several hospital-wide process improvement initiatives to enhance service and quality.
METUS Announces New Senior Director of Continuous Improvement
Sabrina McCorvey is a process-oriented Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with proven success leading teams and mentoring project managers to meet department and operational goals.
Purple Deploys L2L’s Lean Execution System to Manufacturing Success
“The system has given our employees the tools to see the highest impact opportunities for improvement and a way to visually see the impact of actions taken to address them,” said Andrew Clarke, Purple’s VP of Engineering & Manufacturing.
Beckwood Hires Quality Engineer for Continuous Improvement
Yolonda Smith will lead the quality team in developing, establishing and maintaining initiatives to ensure quality standards and continuous improvement goals are achieved throughout the organization.
McDermott + Bull Expands with Hiring of Former CHRO
“Our Lean Six Sigma processes are truly world class and enable us to efficiently coordinate our firm’s capabilities — our clients know that we consistently deliver impressive leadership and talent solutions at nearly half the time of the industry average,” says Alisa Nagle.
V-Guard Industries Looking at Predictive Maintenance at Plants
In addition, the company is focusing on Six Sigma, TPM and Lean manufacturing at the nine plants in India.
16 SCC Students Complete JobsConnect Pathway Class
The JobsConnect Pathway class provides participants with Worker Safety training, Lean/Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Soft Skills training.
Laura Rygielski Preston Takes the Helm at Trex Commercial Products
“Her well-rounded background and proven management skills make her an excellent fit to drive growth while implementing operating efficiencies and continuing to achieve synergies with Trex Residential Products.”
Mahlkönig and Hemro Group Expand Production Capacity in Germany
“The large, light-flooded halls make our Lean manufacturing processes more visible and offer an open and modern working environment to our approximately 100 employees every day.”
Aldevron Hires Kenneth Bonnell as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
“I look forward to building upon and strengthening that reputation by reviewing all currently established procedures and implementing process improvements, maintaining rigorous compliance and regulatory standards, and further support our clients’ approval processes.”
Lean and Agile Visual Management Software Startup iObeya Raises $17M
iObeya offers digital visual management software that provides a unique, real-time collaboration experience for multisite teams.
Kara Weiner Joins FLEXcon
Weiner most recently served as vice president of operations at Stratasys, where she led North American operations and transformed manufacturing strategy to deliver improvements in production performance without sacrificing quality. Previously, Weiner served as a Lean Six Sigma manager for 3M Company, where she realized significant resource efficiency gains.
Creform Cart First for First Responders at Health Care Events
The Creform System is used to create an array of material handling and efficiency enhancing devices and is a proven component in continuous improvement and Lean manufacturing programs.
RMK Merrill-Stevens Names William Clewes CEO
Clewes brings decades of experience in manufacturing and facilities management, process improvement, ISO systems and Lean manufacturing with him to the role.
Omnicell, Inc Announces New International Vice President and General Manager
A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Sara Dalmasso will be responsible for setting the vision and strategic direction for Omnicell’s overall international organization
DSPS: Overhauls Plan Review Process
The Department of Safety and Professional Services used a Lean Six Sigma approach to identify barriers, redesign systems, build in forecasting thresholds and replace legacy tools. The department improved plan review turnaround times across the board and upwards of 70% in some areas.
Partnership Results in New Skills and Improved Efficiencies
City of South Bend Lean practitioners and Lean team members were responsible for completing projects, which resulted in $9,717,461 of dollarized impact for participating area manufacturers.
Tech-Driven Vertical Farming Company Kalera Announces New COO Austin Martin
Martin will focus on building a high-performing operations team and utilizing Lean management principles to create systems and processes.
Kinedyne Names Eric Sorensen Regional HR Manager
“He is a Lean leader with a passion for creating a company culture that drives organizational growth, develops and retains talent and serves as a catalyst for accomplishing significant strategic business goals.”
Geyser Brands Announces New CFO
Amir Abdollahzadeh is a Green Belt in Six Sigma and a Black Belt candidate from the American Society of Quality.
The Management and Strategy Institute Now Offering Digital Badges with Their Certification Programs
These digital badges let those who have passed any of their certification exams to show their abilities proudly through the internet in a legitimate, certifiable fashion.
New Leaf Ventures Reports Positive Operational Outlook
New Leaf USA has authorized the implementation of an integrated software system for scheduling, managing and tracking cultivation operations in support of Lean manufacturing processes.
Advance Hires Logan Kebeli, PhD as Vice President of Engineering
He is an active member of RMI, ASCE, AISC, ASABE and has certificates in Lean manufacturing and product development, Six Sigma, leadership and project management.
AeroFlexx Announces Addition of Senior Leadership
Doug Myers brings extensive manufacturing, distribution and logistics experience to AeroFlexx, which includes Lean and Six Sigma, and has opened several manufacturing and distribution facilities and plants
AIA Singapore Announces Several Key Executive Leadership Changes
Tan Kian Loy has led several core operation systems transformation initiatives, and institutionalized the use of Lean Six Sigma and robotics as new core skill sets.
Cortec's VCI Plastic Recycling Service Shows a Circular Economy in Action
After assigning a Six Sigma Black Belt to study the proposal, the manufacturer adopted the recycling program and eliminated its outdated specification of adding oil to VpCI-126 packaging, since testing showed no impact on corrosion protection.
VisionSpring Announces New Chief Operations Officer
As COO, Leena Palav will have global responsibility for VisionSpring’s organizational development, operational excellence and performance at scale for an organization that serves partners in 18 countries.