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Expert in Root Cause Analysis, Problem Solving, SPC, Design of Experiments, Six Sigma

Expert ID: 723852 Indiana, USA

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Expert has been a member of ASQ for 20 years. He has been a senior member of ASQ for 10 years. He has served as the Examining Chair for the Indianapolis Section of ASQ for 15 years.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: BS Subject: Industrial Education Institution: Purdue University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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.

International Experience

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.

Career Accomplishments

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

Fields of Expertise

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