RICHARD M. WIDDOWS
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
Results-driven technical manager with extensive experience in lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, quality, and cost reductions.
Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Strategic Planner capable of providing a clear vision and implementing the plan.
Implemented, developed and managed Continuous Improvement projects and improvements using management strategies and programs.
Conducted Continuous Improvement workshops, trainings, presentations and meetings.
Developed Continuous Improvement Champions and facilitators by providing information, educational and growth opportunities.
Developed and implemented a quality assurance/control program for the CUI contract.
Developed and tracked KPI’s to assure quality targets are met or exceeded.
Designed and implemented a Competence Assurance program for an upstream oil & gas contractor.
Managed the Management of Change (MOC) process, initiating and tracking changes to procedures.
Managed quality inspectors in a gas pipeline weld and assembly facility.
Health, Safety, & Environment
Implemented a company-wide safety awareness program for a supplier to the Oil & Gas industry.
Reduced recordable incidents by 50% in six months.
Assisted in the implementation of continuous improvement ideas affecting safety, spill
prevention, and health.
Knowledgeable in North Slope HSE policies and procedures. (NSTC)
Firefighter in the Prudhoe Bay Fire Department
Management and Supervision
Over 15 years experience managing production operators, technicians, inspectors, and engineers.
Organized and facilitated teams of production and professional employees in kaizen events.
Managed a team of commodity specialists putting parts on fixed-price contracts with suppliers.
Supervised the start-up and operation of a circuit board assembly line at Motorola.
Trained at Toyota in Japan on kaizen methodology and the Toyota Production System (TPS).
Documented manufacturing and design issues at computer OEM’s in Taiwan and China.
Supported Dell manufacturing facilities in Ireland, Japan, and Malaysia with assembly process procedures and production assembly fixtures.
Spent one month in Taipei assisting OEM having difficulties ramping new product. Reduced lead time from four weeks to five days.
Communication and Presentation
Organized quarterly technical forums for Applied Materials’ suppliers. Increased average attendance from 30 to 150.
Presented productivity improvement ideas to upper management for approval and funding.
Conducted landscape lighting seminars for national and international sales representatives.
CCI Industrial Services – AK
CH2M HILL – Prudhoe Bay, AK
Continuous Improvement Specialist
2013 - Present
Ton 80 Consulting – Tulsa, OK
Sagebrush Pipeline – Tulsa, OK
Continuous Improvement Manager
Nordam – Tulsa, OK
Lean Six Sigma Specialist
Motion Computing – Austin, TX
Senior Manager, New Products
Applied Materials – Austin, TX
Contract Specialist Manager
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Dell – Austin, TX
Senior Staff Engineer – NPI
Bronzelite – San Marcos, TX
Product & Sales Manager
Motorola – Seguin, TX
Institute of Industrial Engineers – Senior Member
Society of Manufacturing Engineers – Senior Member, 1997 Chairman, Austin Chapter
CEO Award of Excellence – CH2M HILL
Best Cost Reduction Kaizen – Applied Materials
Cross-Functional Project Award – Dell
Profit Builder Cost Savings Award – Dell
Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, TX
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, Fayetteville, AR