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Westmont Search Recruits COO for Chase Cancer Center
Feb 09
Joel Helmke is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Six Sigma Executive Champion, and serves on the board of the Association of Cancer Executives.
Toshiba Appoints Joy Hopkins as Chief Financial Officer for Retail Solutions Business
Feb 08
She is recognized as an expert in change management and process excellence methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma and business process management.
New Addition to Top Level Leadership at RB Royal
Feb 08
Prior to joining RB Royal, Tristian Kanwar held various management positions, including most recently vice president of manufacturing operations and supply chain strategy.
Jones Appoints SVP of Operations
Feb 05
“Mike embraces visual management and team engagement on the manufacturing floor. He believes in highly disciplined operations and Lean standards,” says CP Davis, CEO of Jones.
First Western Financial, Inc. Announces Addition of Scott Mitchell and Julie Courkamp to Board of Di
Feb 04
“As a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Scott provides technical expertise and experience in driving operational efficiencies that will be valuable as we continue to scale First Western and improve operating leverage while upgrading our technology platform and improving controls and processes.”
Haviland Enterprises Hires Director of Health, Safety and Environmental
Feb 04
Laurel Flythe is trained in Lean Six Sigma and has over 16 years of environmental, health and safety experience, which she intends to blend to develop a modern approach to safety management.
Accenture Acquires Change Management Consultancy Future State
Feb 03
The Oakland firm’s team of expert planners, communicators, and coaches are deeply versed in leading methodologies and best practices, including Agile, Lean, Six Sigma, design thinking and human-centered design.
SFCC Offers Sigma Green Belt Virtual Training
Feb 03
State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce is offering Six Sigma Green Belt virtual training March 2 to May 6.
Loan Market Appoints New Head of Learning and Development
Feb 02
The national curriculum will reportedly draw on best practices and tactics of the group’s leading brokerages and use Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen productivity principles.
Argon & Co Bolsters European Team with R&G Global Consultants
Feb 02
R&G’s consultants specialize in manufacturing and the wider supply chain, supporting clients on topics including performance improvement, business process excellence, Lean excellence and change management.
TIAA Bank Promotes Comeaux to SVP, Commercial Division Sales Leader
Jan 29
Comeaux holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Accounting & Finance from Washington State University and is a certified Six Sigma Process Improvement Master Black Belt. She lives in the Seattle, WA area.
New Book Available on Amazon: "Flawless Launches - Profitable Products"
Jan 28
The new book, Flawless Launches – Profitable Products, by Eric C. Maass, PhD, is now available as an eBook on Amazon.
Trident Transport Hires Daniel Lucas as Director of Innovation
Jan 26
“My general approach to achieving change is to combine data driven methodologies such as Six Sigma, Lean and modern data science tools to ensure that efforts are built around the leadership’s vision of success.”
CMS Energy Names Christine Wisniewski as Vice President of Operations Performance
Jan 26
Wisniewski will lead Lean operating principles across the company, working closely with the gas and electric operations teams.
MindEdge Learning Announces Acquisition of Acuity Institute
Jan 26
“Acuity Institute’s focused catalog of courses will let us reach a larger audience of learners, particularly in the areas of quality improvement and change management.”
Skogen's Festival Foods Welcomes Ken Wicker as Senior Vice President of Fresh Foods
Jan 22
Wicker earned a Doctorate of Business in marketing as well as a Master of Organizational Management and Bachelor of Business Administration. He holds certifications in Lean & Design for Six Sigma and Green Belt.
GE Appliances Veteran Leader Marcia Brey Promoted to VP, Distribution
Jan 22
Brey led the finished goods warehouse network and logistics teams’ implementation of Lean Six Sigma, where she developed a culture of learning and continuous change.
Xcentric Mold & Engineering Appoints Tom Neill as Vice President of Operations
Jan 20
“Tom’s proven success in applying best practices in operational excellence and Lean manufacturing in a positive and engaging way will be extremely valuable for our Operations staff and Xcentric.”
EMERGE Announces VP M&A and Corporate Development Hire
Jan 18
George Marouchos previously was a senior manager at Maple Leaf Foods Inc., where he was the youngest Six Sigma Black Belt.
Vireo Health Appoints Victor E. Mancebo to Board of Directors
Jan 18
“As a board member, Victor’s contributions will help us maintain a culture of continuous improvement in our operations as we continue to expand our retail stores and manufacturing facilities.”
HEXO Corp Appoints Rose Marie Gage to Board of Directors
Jan 14
“Rose’s extensive experience with large multi-national companies, strategic execution and operational effectiveness will be invaluable as we continue to aggressively push to become EPS positive, increase market share across Canada and expand operations in the United States.”
Rajant Staff Receive Lean Six Sigma Certification
Jan 14
Total savings stemming from their projects was about $40,000.
iMod Structures Expands Leadership Team to Scale Operations and Accommodate Growth
Jan 13
As the new head of operations, Mike McKibbin’s career has encompassed a range of senior management positions focused on production management, facilities management and Lean manufacturing.
KME Announces New Vice President/General Manager
Jan 11
Most recently, Andrew Baney was with NETZSCH Premier Technologies and JLG Industries wherein he demonstrated building cultures focused on people and developing processes to have meaningful impact.
MetaOps, Inc. Named to Manufacturing Technology Insights Magazine Top 10 List of Lean Solutions Prov
Jan 11
Ron Crabtree, founder and CEO of MetaOps, says, “We are delighted to be recognized for our forty-seven-step process that begins with understanding what the customer is trying to solve, the nature of the challenge, and the difficulty level.”
ECGC Employee Receives Gold Award from NABIM
Jan 09
She presented on the topic “Utilizing Six Sigma’s DMAIC model to improve flour mill balance, mill performance, efficiency, finished product quality, extraction, and profitability.”
Karen Fite, Interim VP and Director of Enterprise Innovation Institute, Retires
Jan 07
“Over the years at Georgia Tech, I have been privileged to serve in a wide variety of capacities — assisting companies with government procurement, their implementation of quality management systems and Lean Manufacturing protocols, the launch of a Lean Healthcare initiative, creating community economic development research and strategic plans, and directing the GaMEP,” Fite said.
Bedding Industries of America to Open Factory in Southern California
Jan 06
“With the assistance of Leggett & Platt and its Global Systems Group, we were able to design a state-of-the-art, lean manufacturing facility in Southern California.”
Erlanger Appoints Cheryl Wieber as Senior Director of Cardiovascular Services
Jan 06
Wieber will lead the overall operations, quality improvement, program development and clinical education efforts of the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute. She has a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification in Healthcare.