Expert in Root Cause Analysis, Problem Solving, SPC, Design of Experiments, Six Sigma
Through his work with Six Sigma and DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control), Expert has focused on utilizing statistics to analyze data and drive fact-based decision making. Specifically, he has used applied statistics for Capability Analysis, Design of Experiments.
Throughout his career, Expert has worked with applied statistics on a daily basis. He has used statistical data analysis extensively in his work to perform capability studies on processes and machines. This analysis also extends to work he has done in measurement error analysis and gage R&R studies. Where continuous data was involved, he utilized the normal distribution, using Kolmogorov-Smirnov, Anderson-Darling, Shapiro-Wilke and Ryan-Joiner tests for normality of the data to go beyond the visual examination of data histograms. Statistical methods including statistical inference was applied to these studies. Where discreet data was involved, Expert used the Binomial and Poisson distributions to model the data and make statistical inferences. He has also incorporated other probability distribution models including log, natural log, Weibull, gamma and exponential when appropriate, incorporating degrees of freedom and the statistical median in box plots to properly determine findings.
Beginning in the early stages of my career, Expert focused on continuous quality improvement in both Quality Control and Quality Assurance to reduce defect count as a quality engineer and manager. Much of this work involved improving daily work quality in manufacturing operations. HIs work also involved developing and maintaining quality assurance management systems throughout the organizations He worked with, thus driving quality improvement and reliability, statistical quality control and quality assurance as a key part of this work.
Expert has been involved in Design of Experiments work utilizing both classical Design of Experiments based on Sir Ronald Fisher's and George Box's methods, as well as Taguchi Methodologies for Design of Experiments, Parameter Design and Tolerance Design.
Expert provided TQM and SPC consulting to shop floor personnel at six factory sites throughout the Midwest United States for Mallory CapacitorExpert provided TQM consulting at numerous sites throughout the United States for Illinois Institute of Technology, Research Institute.Expert provided Six Sigma and Design for Manufacturability consulting at the Libertyville Illinois site for Motorola Cellular SectorExpert provided SPC and Six Sigma consulting for Leonards Metal Company at its facilities in St. Charles Missouri, Wichita Kansas and Auburn Washington.Expert provided SPC and Six Sigma consulting for Delta Corporation at its Jonesboro Arkansas facility.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana - Fort Wayne, Indiana - Bloomington, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana - Anderson, Indiana - Terre Haute, Indiana - Lafayette, Indiana - Cincinnati, Ohio - Dayton, Ohio - Hamilton, Ohio
|Year: 1978||Degree: BS||Subject: Industrial Education||Institution: Purdue University|
|Years: 1990 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Owner/Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert provides training, coaching, mentoring and consulting support to businesses implementing quality and productivity strategies, working primarily with Green Belts and Black Belts. Specific areas of expertise; 6 Sigma, Lean, SPC, DOE, DFM, reliability, team facilitation, benchmarking and problem solving.|
|Years: 1987 to 1990||Employer: Illinois Institute of Technology, Research Institute||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was a team member of IITRI support group to the Naval Avionics Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Corporate TQM Facilitator to IITRI; responsible for supporting and facilitating the implementation of TQM internally at IITRI.|
|Years: 1986 to 1987||Employer: Mallory Capacitor Company||Title: Quality Assurance Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for implementation and support of SPC and TQM implementation throughout four midwestern production facilities. Responsible for Quality data and information management at corporate level. Provided support for corporate reliability test lab by performing accelerated life testing on design prototypes and production products.|
|Years: 1985 to 1986||Employer: Engineering Research Incorporated||Title: Program Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for 40 person manufacturing program producing wing/gyro system for AIM/9 Sidewinder missile.|
|Years: 1984 to 1985||Employer: Engineering Research Incorporated||Title: Quality Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for implementation of quality systems for Harpoon Missile munitions section and ADCAP torpedo housing section. Systems involved MIL-I-45208 and MIL-Q-9858 requirements.|
|Years: 1979 to 1984||Employer: Reeder & Kline Machine Company||Title: Quality Control Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for maintenance of document control and material control systems. Performed supplier audits and was responsible for calibration system.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2000 to 2003||Country / Region: Sweden||Summary: Expert made 8 trips to Volvo Car Company in Gothenburg Sweden over the course of 4 years. Each trip was of 2 weeks duration. The purpose of these visits was to provide Six Sigma training to Volvo Black Belt candidates.|
|Years: 2001 to 2003||Country / Region: Brazil/Argentina/Venezuala||Summary: Expert made 4 trips to Ford Motor Company in Sao Paula, Buenos Aires and Caracas over the course of 3 years. Each trip was of 2 weeks duration. The purpose of these visits was to provide Six Sigma training to Ford Black Belt candidates|
|Years: 2000 to 2003||Country / Region: England/Germany||Summary: Expert made 7 trips to Jaguar, Land Rover and Ford Motor Company in Birmingham and Cologne over the course of 4 years. Each trip was of 2 weeks duration. The purpose of these visits was to provide Six Sigma training to Black Belt candidates.|
|Years: 2001 to 2003||Country / Region: South Africa/Australia||Summary: Expert made 3 trips to Ford Motor Company in Pretoria and Melbourne over the course of 3 years. Each trip was of 2 weeks duration. The purpose of these visits was to provide Six Sigma training to Black Belt candidates.|
|Years: 1996 to 2003||Country / Region: China/Malaysia/South Korea/Tiawan||Summary: Expert made 12 trips to Beijing, Tianjin, Kuala Lampur, Seoul and Taipei over the course of 7 years. Each trip of varying duration; from 1 week to 6 weeks duration. The purpose of these visits was to provide Six Sigma training to Motorola employees.|
|Associations / Societies|
|American Society for Quality|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Certified Quality Engineer - American Society for Quality;
Certified Quality Auditor - American Society for Quality;
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt - American Society for Quality