BiographyManagement Consulting Services, Public Firms (20+ years)
Fortune 30 Multi-National Conglomerate - Beatrice Companies, Inc. (12 years)
Originally learned about productivity improvement studying under the guidance of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Joseph Juran and Phil Crosby (the measurement guy…not the Comedian)
Currently divide my time into four quadrants:
1. President Cumberland Group – a consulting organization established in 1991; that works with leadership teams to assess the effectiveness of internal improvement initiatives and co-leads internal process improvement teams working on critical organizational projects (teams that typically were previously launched, but are struggling to accomplish their objectives)
2. Executive-Director - Chicagoland Lean Enterprises Consortium a group of Chicago area companies seeking to learn from one another on how to more effectively improve
3. The Association of Manufacturing Excellence where he has served on the national board and currently is Chairman of the AME Manufacturing Excellence Awards Council
4. Family – which probably should be first on this list….
Previous positions include:
Adjunct Senior Engagement Manager for Motorola
Director of Information Systems - Beatrice Foods (Fortune 30 Company)
Manager Productivity/Quality - Beatrice Foods
Manager Special Financial Projects - Beatrice Foods
Public Accounting 4 years
Education and Professional Affiliations:
B.S. in Business University of Missouri - St. Louis. Vice President and Board Member Association Manufacturing Excellence, Past Board Member Strategic Leadership Institute. Certified Master Black Belt (Motorola), Certified Bronze Level Lean (AME/SME), Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Toyota Production System, Lean, Six Sigma, TQM, Performance Measurement, Strategy Deployment
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Average vs. Elite organizational performance
During my free time enjoy traveling with my wife Lynn (30+ years), brand new Grandfather…for the first time. Lynn and I also try to hike in the mountains at least once per year, ski and hit the water in our new kayaks.
Published: Aug 02, 2012
Why it is important to focus on people when trying to improve organizational performance.