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Director Level Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Team Collaboration

Marengo, IL, 60152
February 22, 2020

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Brian Halwix

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Continuous Improvement Leader Profile

Seasoned, goal-focused professional with demonstrated track record leading the achievements of operational excellence and sustainable growth through robust, cost-effective strategic planning and thought leadership. Deploy process improvement using Lean methodologies, Six Sigma initiatives and drive process change through a data driven analysis. Project leader from Voice of the Customer to project closeout. Take ownership of change initiatives from evaluation/efficiency identification through project delivery.

Strong leader with success leading highly skilled continuous improvement teams while ensuring business impact and project objectives are identified, reported on, and managed. Committed to ongoing change and transformation reflected through personal drive for success. Expert communicator and relationship builder; adept in achieving stakeholder buy-in and facilitating training to achieve results.

Transformation and Management Competencies

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified

Supply Chain Sourcing/ Auditing

Strategic Planning & Implementation

Process Redesign / Change Management

Employee Utilization Programs

Statistical Data-Driven Solutions

Operation Optimization & Transformation

Project Management / Service Delivery

Career Experience

New Dimensions Precision Machining, Inc., Union, IL

Director of Manufacturing Engineering, 2014-2019

Principal strategist in the development and integration of continuous improvement initiatives, leveraging strengths in leadership, problem-solving, project management, and technical skills to deliver operational excellence. Continuous Improvement Team Leader in the management and delivery of multiple, concurrent projects, reacting promptly and efficiently to core issues. Host executive meetings to enable leadership to make data-driven decisions that directly impact overall strategic business planning.

Key Contributions:

Delivered key insights through root cause analysis to identify constraints and impediments, transforming information into big picture data to drive change.

Crafted Lean and Six Sigma business process strategies and tactical plans to enhance capability and achieve sustainable results.

Deployed a world-class training program that enhanced employer/employee relations, discrimination-free framework and a self-motivating team design.

Elevated customer relationships through data driven communications, building confidence that we are a company that is committed to growth and excellence.

New Dimensions Precision Machining, Inc., Union, IL

Director of Team Development, 2011-2014

Fostered an empowering work environment through the development and implementation of leadership readiness and team development initiatives. Designed teams to support the organization’s vision beginning from recruitment, onboarding, training and continual development.

Key Contributions:

Teaching classes on basic machining skills that prioritized safety and increased work productivity – without compromise to quality.

Administered company acquisition support through the analysis of prospective processes, strengths, and weaknesses.

Revamped supply chain management to support production demands – supplier audits and scorecards created

New Dimensions Precision Machining, Inc., Union, IL

Applications Engineer Team Leader, 2008-2011

Company leader in reducing cycle times, increased spindle utilization and reduced tool costs.

Key Contributions:

Designed custom form tooling with proprietary cutting geometries based on product requirements, doubling cutting parameters while improving quality.

Served as lead architect in the integration of Makino Flexible Machining Systems – totaling 23 horizontals reaching up to 90% spindle utilization.

Reduced cycle time 20-70% over all parts through advanced tooling and part processing efficiencies.

New Dimensions Precision Machining, Inc., Union, IL

Quality Assurance Manager, 2003-2008

Lead the development, establishment, and enforcement of quality assurance measures and testing standards and oversaw customer relations. Performed root cause analysis, FMEA, and “5 Why” on internal and external rejects.

Professional Development

Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Manufacturing, American Society of Quality

Macro Programming, Flexible Machining Systems Operations, Makino Training

Corporate and Personal Coaching, Coach University

Metal Cutting Professional, Tooling University

Teamwork, DDI Essentials Training

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