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Manager Six Sigma

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15010, United States
March 04, 2011

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Jason A. Merschat


Mr. Merschat has worked in production and operations throughout his career. Starting in a blue collar position working in a Pittsburgh steel mill, through managing production lines and P&L’s, to finally a trusted consulting advisor for some of the largest manufacturer’s in the world. Mr. Merschat’s education and training have evolved in lockstep with his career. Mr. Merschat’s credentials include an MBA from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business with concentrations in Strategy, Production & Operations, Quantification and Analysis, Organizational Behavior, and Marketing, a BS in Electromechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, as well as, LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Mr. Merschat is driven to partner with a company that desires strong leadership who can deliver positive change in the form of improved increased profits, world class operational excellence, product quality, and workforce safety, as well as superior client service levels, coupled with the necessary organizational transformation to make challenging improvement efforts successful in a timely manner.

Professional Accomplishments

Production and Operations Management

Managed an engineering, technical sales and service P&L serving NAFTA with 15 direct reports

Managed a team of 7 plant operators and maintenance technicians in a research and development company

Directly managed 40 unionized personnel in an industrial production environment, plus contract employees

Management Consulting

Deemed Steel Industry Subject Matter Expert (SME) for IBM Consulting Practice

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Lead Consultant for $1.5B specialty steel client pursuing ERP implementation

Led the Manufacturing Business Intelligence (BI) effort at steel company

Marketing Strategy Lead for “Big 3” US Automaker for leveraging actionable intelligence from warehoused data

Key team member in the development of IBM’s Business Intelligence Method

Founder of business process improvement and optimization firm –

Developed management operations dashboards for behavioral health client allowing for the quantification and classification of 30% opportunity loss

Developed novel approach for classification and visualization of autistic behavioral mapping

Business Process Improvement

Spearheaded the Business Process Improvement effort at the ATI Bagdad facility. Became the focus of tours by the President of the company. Led Kaizan, 5S and Lean programs in my department as well as a renewed focus on safety

Founder of Engineering and Business Services Firm to optimize business processes using simulation modeling, quantitative analytics and LEAN Six Sigma methodologies.

Developed corporate IT strategy and tactical implementation, organizational change management, risk assessments and gap analysis as well as business cases for manufacturing clients

Created all policies and procedures including, ISO 9000 standards, safety policies, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) at R&D facility

P & L Responsibility

Managed a $20M P&L with Business Development and Operations responsibility

Increased revenues by 13% in one year by exploiting untapped markets where the company enjoyed incumbent OEM status

Entrepreneur with experience in two nanotechnology start-ups and one management consulting firm.

Employment History

2008-present Founder and Principal Strategist Advanced Process Optimization, Pittsburgh, PA

2010 - 2010 Sr. Strategy Consultant IBM, Pittsburgh, PA

2007 - 2008 Director of Technical Service and Automation Tenova-Core Furnace Systems, Coraopolis, PA

2007 - 2007

2006 - 2007

2003 - 2006

1996 - 2003

VP Operations

Sr. Supervisor

Manager of Technical Services, Plant Manager

Process Control Engineer, Mechanical Repairman Nanomat, Inc., North Huntington, PA

ATI – Allegheny Ludlum, Leechburg, PA

NanoTalc, Inc., North Huntington, PA

US Steel, Braddock, PA





2002 MBA

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt


AS EET Carnegie Mellon University,

Villanova University

Penn State University

Penn State University


References are available on request.

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