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Operational Excellence Lead III

Texas, United States
January 23, 2018

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Shane Meister

*** ****** ***** - **********, ***** 78633 - 325-***-**** -

Objective: Seeking a position as a Operational Excellence or Continuous Improvement Manager with site strategic leadership team


Brings over 22 years of distinguished U.S. Air Force Service and proven leadership experience

Diverse and successful management experience: contract, project, supply chain, resource, production, and maintenance

Expert in forecasting workforce requirements, establishing/redesigning organizations and programs, and influencing/leading the work of individuals and groups in change initiatives

Skilled evaluator and troubleshooter

In-depth knowledge of training methodologies

Certified Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt

Over 10 years of experience leading and facilitating Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) events

Proficient in Windows software; Office, Project, Minitab, Infinity QS, AS400, SAP, and MP2


Operational Excellence Leader III, ICU Medical, Austin, TX (2011-present)

Leader of LifeCare Value Stream Team consisting of 10 Subject Matter Experts; tracked and coordinated 23 Projects/Kaizens/Just-Do-Its totaling over $1.1M in cost savings.

Lead facilitator on 16 Kaizens across the site; realized cost savings to date: $688K.

Lead on LifeCare Port Jam downtime reduction project; identified packaging flaw in commodities shipped form vendor; developed new packaging design to prevent commodity malformations; efforts reduced machine downtime by 35%.

Site leader of Lean/Sigma Green Belt Program; trained/mentored colleagues in CPI methodologies; 7 of 12 enrolled have received their Green Belt Certification.

5S Site Champion; developed Site Deployment Plan to launch a phased approach implementing 5S across 20 MFG departments; zero observations noted during recent FDA audit.

Led 56 weekly Gemba Walks with members of Staff; highlighted Safety hazards; enforced cGMP procedures, and identified areas for improvement

Led two tours to the San Antonio Toyota plant; showcased Lean concepts and examples to a team of 64 colleagues

Authored site Balanced Scorecard; developed over 30 Key Performance Indicators across both the Austin and Round Rock sites; reported status/trends to both Director Staff and Corporate forums

Trained over 400 new hire employees in Lean principles.

Attended Autoliv APS Leadership Training sponsored by corporate Hospira leaders

Led Hair Reduction Kaizen; reduced hair incursions into Bag Fabrication areas by 87%. Zero complaints received from customer for hair in I.V. container since March 2015! Ensuring 100% sterile product, every time!


Shane Meister

105 Alyssa Drive - Georgetown, Texas 78633 - 325- 513-7605 -

Debrief Section Manager, Dyess Air Force Base, TX (2010-2011)

Director and supervisor of debriefing operations for four unique flying squadrons and 36 aircraft valued at over $10.1B; developed programs to determine immediate and long range operational requirements, established technical and operational goals

Redesigned failing action response process, increasing maintenance response time by 50%

Continuous Process Improvement Manager, Dyess Air Force Base, TX (2007-2010)

Directed CPI operations and training of military installation employing over 3,000 personnel

Created CPI program that was awarded “Best Sustainment” two years in a row by Headquarters Air Combat Command

Facilitated 44 transformation events resulting in redistribution of 560K hours of manpower per year with potential cost savings of over $15M over 10 years

Lean Facilitator, Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD (2006-2007)

Piloted Level I Facilitator (Yellow Belt) training program; graduated 22 facilitators

Facilitated Rapid Improvement Events; reallocating 48K man-hours per year

Compiled and recommended improvement initiatives, returned 3K man-hours valued at $1.2M

Quality Assurance Team Chief, Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD (2005-2006)

Created first-ever Air Force Activity Inspection Section; lauded by leadership

Supervised 2K aircraft inspections and 900 personnel evaluations in 120 different work centers

Coordinated six environmental inspections at local, state, and federal levels

Resource Manager, Sheppard Air Force Base, TX (2003-2005)

Managed $28M facility totaling 194K square feet housing aircraft/equipment valued at $325M

Administered $320M annual operational budget for six unique work centers with 160 personnel

Developed spare parts program, maximizing stock levels of over 25K different types of parts



Project Management, University of Texas, 2013

Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt, Villanova University, 2009

Lean Facilitator, U.S. Air Force/University of Tennessee, 2008

Master Instructor Certificate, U.S. Air Force, 2003


B.S. - Professional Aeronautics Management, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 2007

A.A.S. - Instructor of Technical and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force, 2003

A.A.S. - Aircraft Armament Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force, 2001

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