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Chief Learning Officer


Executive Director of Corporate University

VP Operations in (true) Lean Environment


Consulting Practice: 50+ Plant Sites (

  1. Executive Development and Training,  High Performance Teams, Lean Thinking, Toyota Production System, Coaching— 10,000 Learners, 13 World Areas, five continents. Clients: Automotive, Operations, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Non profit organizations

Highlights Reel

  • $5M cost savings to Tier 2 Automotive Supplier
  • Revamped Quality Approach with Tier 2 Automotive Supplier
  • Turnaround of three manufacturing plants: Stock tripled in 18 months
  • Trained new workforce in automotive engine plant: most successful start-up in plant history
  • Consulting for midsized private printing company: $7M cost avoidance
  • Trained 25 "Leaders of Today and Tomorrow" Automotive Big 3
  • Tier 1 Automotive Suplier: Two plant new product start up: Best in both plant history
  • Tier 1 Automotive Supplier: Multi-plant operation: $18M in identified cost savings

All of the above were the results of training Hi Performance Teams of dedicated professionals

Plant Manager: Operations/Manufacturing, up to 1200 employees with $100M budget

  • Complete Operations manager in turn around situation: From #7 to # 2
  • Manager Hi Tech Laser Operations during severe downturn
  • Managed 25 supervisors in high volume HVAC operation
  • New Plant Start Up
  • Offshore Manufacturing
  • Multiple New Product Start ups

Multiple Degrees: Ph.D.+, MS, MBA, BSIE

Guest Lecturer: University of Idaho, Sciphre Institute, Indiana/Purdue (IUPUI), Notre Dame, Chongching Business Institute (China), Tongren Business Institute (China), University of Buckingham (U.K.), Trevecca Nazarene University, University of Dayton, AMT, American Axle, American Quality Association, AVPM, HEANO, Asbury College, Colorado Technical Institute, ANSR 


Work experience

Assembly Manager/Corporate IE Mgr.

Assembly Manager: Responsible for 1200 employees in high volume production of compressors for HVAC industry.  25 supervisors, 4 superintendents, two shift operations, producing 8000 compressors/daily

Corporate Manager of Industrial Engineering:  25 engineers in six plants, led the corporation in cost savings; new plant start up in Hartselle, AL. ; new line acquisition transferred from Westinghouse

Manufacturing Manager

Spectra Physics (Laserplane Division)

Operations Manager for High Tech lasers in the Ag/Construction industry.  Managed during severe economic downturn. Successfully integrated another larger division into local operations.

Plant Manager

Complete Operations responsibility for manufacture of heavy highway construction equipment, turn arund situation, UAW Plant, RESULTS: moved up from #7 to #2 in industry sales


Managing Partner/CTO

The Duff Group

Executive Development and Training

  • Partial Client List: GM, Chrysler, Delphi (27 sites), DTI (10 sites), Trelleborg America (6 sites), ATS (6 sites), ATW (5 sites), Robbins and Myers (4 sites), Dayton VA Hospital
  • Lean Thinking: Leadership, Teams, Tools, Application of the Toyota Production System
  • Coaching, Implementation/Policy Deployment, Follow Up



The Union Institute

Ph.D. (abd)

Purdue University



Wright State University - College of Education & Human Services