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Houston, TX
September 30, 2023

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Results driven, passionate about coaching and developing firms improve Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost. Proven track record of successfully deploying Quality systems, Continuous Improvement programs in US and international locations. Experienced in Strategy Deployment, Training, Auditing, and Change Management in a variety of industry segments. Six Sigma MBB experienced in lean and operations with ability to solve complex problems in multiple industries. Team player with excellent analytical abilities, leadership and communication skills.


Lead CI Consultant, CenterPoint Energy Nov ‘22 -Current

Coaching and training 10 consultants in conducting Green Belt Projects, Value Streams, Kaizens, 5S, and Structured Problem Solving events. Assisting in Hoshin Planning for the utility business.

VP Chief Consultant, Essentia Corp Nov ‘08 -Nov ‘22

Conducted Quality, Safety and Technical Audits to approve suppliers for addition into Authorized Vendor Lists AVL

Engaged by companies to obtain ISO 9001 certification, successfully guided more than ten companies to certification.

Longest serving member on Bureau Veritas Impartiality Committee representing Education, eight years.

Providing strategic leadership and guidance to Owners and Managers in various industries such as Petroleum Refining, Trucking Business, Contractor shops, and Printing business.

Implemented OpEx improvement strategies such as Shop Floor Daily Management, Office Daily Management, Metrics boards, and Problem Solving techniques.

Successfully completed Audits, Gap Assessments and Training for Oil and Gas, Plastics, and Heavy Manufacturing Suppliers looking to attain certification to the latest standards of ISO, AS9100, and API.

Master Black Belt, Cameron, a Schlumberger Company, Sep ‘14-July ‘18

Providing leadership and guidance to executive teams and black belts across two major divisions of this global leader in oil-field equipment. Generated $150+ million savings in two divisions.

Working with 90 manufacturing and service facilities to establish Value Streams, reduce cycle times, reduce defects, and improve product flows using techniques such as 5S, pull systems, SMED and Hoshin.

Assisted with development and implementation of Cameron Management System (CMS) similar to TPS.

rained and implemented Sales and Operations Planning process (S&OP/S&OE) across 4 regions globally.

Co-instructor for the last five waves of BB training, during which time, the largest number of BBs were certified.

Global Supplier Development Manager, FMC Technologies, Oct ‘04-Oct ‘08

Assisted and selected global suppliers located in Europe, and the Far East. Audited, and Trained to improve quality and delivery by using Lean concepts, such as one-piece flow, Kanban, and Root Cause Analysis. Established metrics and systems to improve processes and monitor supplier performance.

Performed kaizens at suppliers manufacturing forgings, risers, valves, and gates to assist in defect reductions and improve flow.

Introduced the Hoshin kanri or Strategy Deployment process to help top management improve focus.

Pioneered and guided the Sales and Operations Planning process to alleviate Supply Chain issues.

Improved the quality and speed to response of supply chain organization, and the supplier base by leading and facilitating kaizen events.

Led over 40 Kaizen Events (for manufacture of trees, manifolds, forgings, risers, valves) that reduced cycle time, space, and added standardized procedures which resulted in a record year that tripled output year over year.

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CI Black Belt, RR Donnelley, June ‘03-June ‘04

Responsible for Continuous Improvement projects in a 1.3 million sq. ft. publication print facility, with 14 gravure presses, 18 binding lines, and cylinder plating and engraving.

Lead black belt, led black belts in other plants, on a Cylinder Lift project designed to reduce press and bindery delays, with potential savings of $250K.

Mentored and trained 3 green belts, and provided guidance on their first two projects which reduced $750K.

Lean guide and trainer for VSM, SMED, 5S, Process Variability Reduction & ISO.

Area Manager, Hydro Aluminum NA April ‘02-Mar ‘03

Responsible for safety, quality, and production in the anodizing & packing departments of this 3-press Aluminum extrusion facility.

Organized a group of 5 supervisors and used Lean Manufacturing principles to streamline the entire packing department leading to a sustained 30% improvement in On Time Delivery.

Conducted process improvements projects and over 10 Kaizen events designed to improve Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

Materials & Maintenance Manager, Bonnell Manufacturing Company June ‘98-Feb ‘02

Extensive experience in aluminum extrusion, casting, anodizing and painting operations. Worked in different plants in diverse areas such as quality, materials planning, customer service, extrusion, logistics, maintenance, engineering, scheduling, purchasing, and shipping.

Quality/Process & Project Engineer, Sonoco Products Company Jan. ‘92-June ‘98

Served at the division and group level of this $2 billion packaging company, with responsibility for production/operations, engineering projects, maintenance and quality. Packaging products such as composite cans, metal ends, plastic extrusions, injection moldings, and printed flexible films were manufactured in 35 plants.

Manufacturing Engineer, USG Interiors Jun. '89-Dec. '90

Supported operational and engineering needs of a 100M/yr. metal working plant, by implementing a Bar-Code system, which increased inventory turns by 25% while decreasing shipping time and quality errors by 50%.


Rice University, Houston, TX Jan ‘13-June ‘17

Lecturer, Jones Graduate School of Business.

Currently teaching Global Supply Chain Management, and Process Management & Quality Improvement for MBA programs, (Executive, Professional and Full-time).

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN Jan ’10-June ‘13

Teaching Professor of Management, Mendoza College of Business.

Taught Statistics and Operations Management (Process Analytics) to sophomores, juniors and MBA students in the #1 ranked business school for the last 5 years (Bloomberg Business Week ranking).

Professional Training Experience

Taught Global Supply Chain Management to diverse groups such as MBA students and Japanese Business Managers.

Conducted several “Waves” of Green and Black Belt training for international group of students in various international locations, within groups such as operations, quality, engineering and sales/service.

Experienced in mentoring, coaching, and training for Black Belt Projects on topics such as Process Maps, Ishikawa Diagrams, DFSS, XY Matrix, FMEA’s, Hypothesis testing, Confidence Intervals, Design of Experiments etc.

Trained supervisors and hourly people on Cont. Improvement methodology and tools on topics such as Lean Manufacturing, SQDC, Hoshin Planning, QCO, 5S, JIT, SMED, TQM, TPM, TTI, Inventory reductions, Production Control, Ergonomics, etc.

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Taught ASQ refresher courses for CQE, Green Belts, and doing guest lectures for Operations Management Classes on Lean and Six Sigma.


M.S. – Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 1991

Operations Management

M.S. - Manufacturing Systems, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 1988

Certified in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIMS)

B.E. - Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore University, India 1985


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