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Amtrak Hires MBB Geary as VP, Operations

Jeffrey E. Geary, a 30-year railroad industry veteran and Master Black Belt, has been named vice president of operations for Amtrak, with oversight of the railway’s transportation, engineering and mechanical departments.

Annual Survey Shows Average Salary Data for Belts in Asia

iSixSigma's 7th Annual Global Salary Survey, published in the March/April 2010 issue of iSixSigma Magazine, offered data on average compensation for Six Sigma professionals from around the world for the year 2009. The report analyzed salary and bonuses for a variety of regions, including Asia and Pacific Nations.

Avery Dennison Appoints MBB Schuetz as VP, Operations, Supply Chain

Avery Dennison has appointed Michel Schuetz to the post of vice president, operations and supply chain, for its materials businesses in Europe.

Becoming a Master Black Belt in Healthcare

This article identifies the specific role and tasks of a healthcare Master Black Belt, as well as the required skills, desires and behaviors.

Cintas Corp. Promotes MBB Wheeler to Senior VP, Global Supply Chain

Dave Wheeler has been promoted to senior vice president, global supply chain and corporate Six Sigma at Cintas Corp. in Mason, Ohio, USA. Wheeler will be responsible for all company-owned and contracted production facilities, procurement, distribution facilities, textile research, new product development, production planning and Six Sigma initiatives.

Determining Project and Program ROI

When organizations embark on a continuous improvement program, one of the first steps is to determine how they should measure the success of their projects and program. iSixSigma asked experienced Master Black Belts for their thoughts on the topic.

EverBank Appoints MBB Brantl as Operations, Process Leader

EverBank Commercial Finance, an equipment financing subsidiary of Islandia, N.Y., USA-based EverBank, has named Curtis C. Brantl, a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, as the company’s new operations and process leader.

Five Elements to Consider When Developing Master Black Belts

Once a critical mass of Green Belts (GBs) and Black Belts (BBs) have been reached, and leadership is convinced of the value of their projects, the internal development of Master Black Belts (MBBs) becomes a higher priority. There are five primary elements that must be addressed prior to launching in-house MBB development.

Five Simple Steps to Project Certification Success

For many organizations, Lean Six Sigma certification requires a Green Belt or Black Belt to present and defend their project to a panel of experts. Whether you are preparing for a project presentation as the final step to achieve certification or simply as a routine part of closing a project, the five tips provided here will be sure to help.

Free 2010 Master Black Belt Summer Webcast Series

MoreSteam.com announces the introduction of its first Master Black Belt (MBB) Summer Webcast Series.

Joint Commission Appoints MBB Vandiver as Director, Business Excellence

The Joint Commission has announced that Alex Vandiver has been appointed as director of business excellence. He will also serve as director of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, which aims to solve health care’s most critical safety and quality problems.

Master Black Belt Berger Joins Endeavor Telecom

Atlanta-based Endeavor Telecom has hired Keith Berger as its senior vice president of operations. Berger, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, will focus on the continuous improvement of company processes and efficiency across all departments.

Master Black Belt Brown Joins Hinsdale Hospital as OpEx Director

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, in Hinsdale, Ill., USA, has appointed Master Black Belt Steve Brown as director of operational excellence, a new position that will focus on improving processes and operations.

Master Black Belt Curriculum and Body of Knowledge

Education is a key component of your Six Sigma initiative. Below is a recommendation of what should be included in your training, whether conducted in-house or by a third-party consultant.

Master Black Belt Davis Named Operations Manager of Health Enhancement Products

Health Enhancement Products Inc., a manufacturer of health and wellness products in Scottsdale, Ariz., USA, has hired Troy Davis to fill the newly created position of operations manager.

Master Black Belt Glickman to Head Marketing at Hilco Appraisal

Hilco Appraisal Services, based in Northbrook, Ill., USA, has hired Master Black Belt James D. Glickman as the company’s chief marketing officer.

Master Black Belt Schlemmer Promoted to COO of Regal Beloit

Regal Beloit Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors and motion controls, has promoted Master Black Belt Jonathan J. Schlemmer to the title of chief operating officer.

MBB Smith Joins Six Sigma Team at Rucker and Associates

Rucker and Associates Inc. today announced the addition of Bonnie Smith to the consulting firm. Smith is a sought-after, dynamic speaker and author of numerous articles on the integration of Lean and Six Sigma. She joins Rucker with more than 15 years of experience, having played a pivotal role in creating the synthesis of Lean principles and Six Sigma tools now known as Lean Six Sigma.

MBB Volunteers to Help Streamline U.S. Army's Troop Withdrawal from Iraq

A process improvement specialist with the U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson, Ga., has recently completed a voluntary six-month tour in Iraq to help streamline the process of troop withdrawal, which the Army plans to complete by the end of 2011.

MoreSteam.com Introduces Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training and Certification

MoreSteam.com, the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training and Blended Learning support technologies, has partnered with the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University (OSU) to present an innovative and affordable Master Black Belt development program.

Nordic Windpower Promotes MBB Brown to CEO, Director

Renewable energy firm Nordic Windpower has promoted Jeff Brown, a certified Six Sigma Quality Leader and Master Black Belt, from chief operating officer to the title of CEO and director.

Northrop Grumman MBB Reed Honored by Society of Women Engineers

Linda Reed, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and senior engineer, was one of four Northrop Grumman Corp. employees honored recently at the annual conference of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Reed was given the Fellow Grade Member award in recognition of her continuous service to the advancement of women in the engineering profession.

Remcon Hires Master Black Belt, Lean Sensei Wittich to Run CI

Remcon Plastics Inc. has hired Master Black Belt and Lean sensei Benjamin F. Wittich to run the rotational molding firm’s continuous improvement program.

Renovate Manufacturing Promotes Master Black Belt Winchell to VP of Operations

Seneca, a leader in innovative technology solutions, today announced the promotion of Jeff Winchell, to vice president of operations, for Seneca affiliate company, Revonate Manufacturing LLC. With this promotion, Winchell is also appointed to the Seneca senior leadership team.

Salaries Steady, Bonuses Dip for European Six Sigma Pros

Salaries for continuous process improvement professionals in Europe mostly remained steady in 2010, despite the lingering effects of the worldwide economic crisis. However, those European Six Sigma professionals who had relied on income from large annual bonuses felt the pinch last year as the number of bonuses, as well as the monetary value of the bonuses, took a significant dive.

Six Habits of the Highly Effective Master Black Belt

The achievement of Six Sigma objectives is often proportional to the competence of an organization's Six Sigma Master Black Belts. But competence needs regular practice, as outlined in six habits of highly effective Master Black Belts.

Six Sigma Master Black Belt Body of Knowledge – 2013

This article addresses the minimum technical knowledge that a Master Black Belt should possess beyond the topics already defined for Black Belts.

Six Sigma Organizational Architecture

Successful Six Sigma Quality programs are built on a solid organizational foundation. The organizational structure and rewards/recognition system needs to be clearly identified and communicated to successfully implement Six Sigma Quality.

The Seven Intelligences: Enhance Six Sigma Training

Howard Gardner suggests that every person has a unique combination of multiple intelligences. Understanding what these intelligences can help practitioners design a variety of ways to better communicate lessons about Six Sigma.

Who Wants to Be a Six Sigma Master Black Belt?

How does one become a Master Black Belt, the person responsible for the strategic deployment of Six Sigma within an organization? There are a variety of skills and experiences necessary for the role, as well as some specialized training.



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