Who I Am
I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and graduated from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Math. I worked for 17 years in the United States as a Plant Engineer, Maintenance Manager, Engineering Manager, and Operations Manager for two different companies, Eveready Battery Company and Pepperidge Farm, living in five different states. In 2005, I was transferred to southwestern Ontario as a Plant Manager with Campbell's Soup. By using the manufacturing tools that I so believed in, this plant overcame many obstacles and became one of the best performing Campbell's plants. The team there used Compelling Business Needs, six sigma and Lean, strong employee engagement and empowerment, visual management, and world class maintenance to drive formidable results. I was very proud to lead the team during that phenomenally successful transition.
Since 2009 I was then fortunate enough to continue my career in Canada with The Original Cakerie and McCormick Canada, as Vice President of Operations and Director of Manufacturing, before deciding to change the focus of my primary role to one of a consultant, developer, and partner. Additionally I accepted a role at Conestoga College, as a Professor with the Institute of Food Processing Technology in Cambridge, Ontario, a leading education institution in southwestern Ontario. The curriculums that I developed and taught to students include Continuous Improvement, Lean and Six Sigma, Operations Leadership, Principles of Manufacturing, and Theories of Maintenance.
I offer consulting to manufacturers, to share my experience in successfully using world class tools and processes, including:
Continuous Improvement, Lean, Six-Sigma projects
World Class Maintenance programs
JHSC and other safety initiatives
At the urging of my clients, I am also offering executive and middle management leadership coaching for companies who are investing in the long term success of their leadership team.