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Toyota Partners with The Leadership Network to Launch a VR Masterclass on The Toyota Way
“We are always looking for a better way and this is a prime example of how we can work more effectively with organisations to support their drive for continuous improvement.”
Dow VP Mary Beth Heydrick Joins the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Board of Governors
She holds a degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and is a recipient of The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead Award.
Case Plant Wins Prestigious Award for Its Lean Manufacturing Practices
The CASE team received the award for their 3M reduction project in the 6-spool valve assembly station; the aim of the project was to reduce mura.
Wayne Bouvier to Join ePropelled as Director of Manufacturing
Director of Operations Nick DeSilvio says, “Wayne Bouvier brings a wealth of industry knowledge in manufacturing. He is skilled in quality standards holding a Six Sigma Green Belt and eight other certifications within Total Quality Management. His expertise and experience will be critical in building best-in-class manufacturing teams for our products.”
Calavo Announces Changes in Organizational Structure
Omar Martinez is promoted to VP Continuous Improvement, where he will lead Calavo’s Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and Workers Compensation (WC) teams.
Expansion of State’s One Stop Business Licensing Portal
“The COE is happy to exercise our Black Belt Program to help assist the State with any project management or continuous improvement needs,” said COE Director Matthew Singh. “The program prides itself on ensuring complex and high-priority projects are completed on time and within budget.”
Dunmore Names Phil LaFata as New President of the Company
The combination of his commitment to Lean Manufacturing, a strong background in Steel Partners Business Systems, and a focus on technical and commercial innovation will help lead Dunmore to sustained, long-term growth.
Dur-A-Flex, Inc. Adds Seasoned Executives to Leadership Team
Patrick O’Connell is the new director of Operations, Quality & Continuous Improvement.
Westmont Search Recruits COO for Chase Cancer Center
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
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
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
“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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
“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
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
“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
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
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
“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
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
“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
“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
Total savings stemming from their projects was about $40,000.