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Registered Nurse Executive

Bozeman, Montana, United States
March 14, 2019

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Bozeman, MT



VP/Sr Director Global Lean

FLIR, February 2018-Present

· Developed implementation strategy for company across three distinct business units and diverse products.

· Developed Lean roles for each business unit; hired and led vision across organization. Target of improving cost, quality, OTD, safety, and morale by $1million at each site.

· Responsible for alignment of strategy and operating plans with executive leadership vision.

· Reported to CEO and partnered with all C-level executives developing change management skills, infrastructure, discipline skills, executing events & sustaining results.

· Developed people to drive vision across multiple sites internationally by successfully leading strategy for up to 4000 employees (all levels), trained leaders, led teams of broad, diverse backgrounds which has positioned organizations for major investments and growth.

· Savings in first 6 months exceeds $3.5 million in cost savings (hard and soft), WIP, working capital turns and defect reduction

· Built shareholder/investor confidence through personal interviews quarterly

· Presented to Board quarterly with recent results and upcoming plans.


Lean/Change Management Consultant

MSP Consulting, Inc., Minneapolis, 2005 to May 2018 AVAILABILITY:

· Negotiable


· Healthcare

· Retail

· Academia

· Manufacturing

· Others


· Shingijutsu Lean Training

· MBA, Concordia University,

Master of Business Adminis-

tration GPA 4.0

· MA Organizational Manage-

ment, Concordia University

GPA 4.0

· BA Nursing, College of St.

Scholastica GPA 3.0


70% Leadtime/Cost Reduction

50-70% Productivity Gains

40% Set-Up Time Reductions

50% Decrease Wasted Motion

40% Improvement in Morale


Seasoned, executive organizational management and process im- provement, expert. Experience working with international, multi-facility, union and non-union organizations implementing lean production systems and empowerment-based cultures. Seeking a role in a company desir- ing to incorporate change management as a major strategy com- ponent.

Deeply accomplished in strengthening competitive advantage through organizational design, reducing product and process costs, improving quality, on-time delivery performance and shortening lead times.

Goal-oriented, energetic leader who motivates and works hands-on to promote creative problem-solving through consensus; Comfort- able operating at strategic and tactical levels. Recognized for strength in leadership and ability to identify improvement opportuni- ties by applying seasoned analytical, business and lean skills. Known for effectively building relationships on trust and open and honest communications, leading by example with the highest stan- dards for expectation and performance.

Recent Work:

*VP/Sr. Dir Global Lean Multi facility Mfg/OEM

*OR Flow & Behavioral Assessment

*Managing/Directing subcontractor projects

*11 Ambulatory Surgery Clinic Interim Director

*Risk Mgmt Model Development for Multi Facility Hospital

*Detailed examples available upon request.

· Established independent consulting practice specializing in strategy planning, cultural and organizational change with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500.

· Oversee & lead governance, cost containment of engagements while ensuring high quality and on-time delivery

· Trained and led 100s of Process Improvement events resulting in millions saved in cost, quality, safety, delivery and morale. Examples available upon request.

· Responsible for alignment of strategy and operating plans with executive leadership vision.

· Work with all C-level executives developing change management skills, infrastructure, discipline skills, executing events & sustaining results. Implemented high-performance work team structures in both union and non-union facili- ties.

· Established dedicated Offices of Continuous Improvement at each plant to manage lean culture changes, resource improvement events and enhance employee learning/development opportunities.

· Developed performance data dashboards for tracking and trending progress across multiple sites to executive leadership.

· Successfully led and managed strategy for up to 5000 employees (all levels), trained leaders, led teams of broad, diverse backgrounds which has positioned organizations for major investments and growth.

· Developed customized training for poor-performing employees leading to improved engagement and morale by 40%

Senior Transformation Leader/Change Manager/Lean Consultant GE, Atlanta, 2007 - 2008 (while also working independently)

· Partnered with VP Operations to facilitate multi-million dollar project and process improvements across the 30+ plants of Steam Generator Service Repairs, a $120 million per year business through data collection and standard- ization of work and flow; using Lean standards.

· $100s millions in savings as a result of leading several teams in a high matrix organization that required intense physical and organizational layout changes.

· Responsible for operational cost reduction of multiple plants across the nation collaborating to standardize work and track progress.

· Emphasis was on building a culture of sustainment of improvements across plants through dashboard development for executive leadership. Highly visible role with executive leadership

· Helped develop re-organization of product flow across nation through several key metrics and employee involve- ment resulting in greater than $100 million saving/yr. Lean Leader

EV3, Plymouth, 2006 to 2007 (while also working independently)

· Trained employees in Lean Methodology as proven by Shingijutsu requiring competent and confident presentation skills to all levels of the business—executive to labor.

· Managed and governed strategy and projects saving more than $100 million through physical layout changes, in- ventory reduction based on more accurate forecasting, capacity increase through diligent observation and execut- ing employee supported changes.

· Communicated to executives the progress of established metrics through value stream mapping business flow and identifying areas requiring urgent attention (tracking & trending those areas after project implementation). Lean Leader

Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis Park, 2003 to 2005

· Led grass roots Lean Journey in organization as group of three individuals to implement in a company of 10K em- ployees. More then $7 Million in hard dollar saving in the first year.

· Worked intimately with C-level management; trained on proper use of Charter Documents, prioritizing events, col- lecting accurate current state data, motivating teams, executing process improvement events, implementing & sus- taining gains.

· Developed training materials, dashboards, standard work, etc. for entire organization as a part of a team of Lean experts.

· Led, facilitated and managed several events; managed people and process throughout experience, as well as par- ticipated in driving "Best service for the Customer."

· Trained in Japan at Toyota. Mentored by Boeing Executives. Registered Nurse

Duluth, 1994 to 2003

· Worked in several departments with increasing responsibility with each change including management and financial responsibilities, hiring, coaching appraisals, etc. Adjunct Professor

Minnesota School of Business, Plymouth, 2011 to 2012

· Developed and executed teaching strategy, activities and presentations to adult students in the Medical and Busi- ness Fields

· Challenged students to engage in critical thinking; taught critical thinking skills as well as the transformational and ontological means of learning.

· Surveys indicate a high level of success in engagement and retention.

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