I help people to realize their dreams. At Dimension One Spas I led our company's conversion to lean manufacturing. Working and learning together we completely transformed our culture to one of Continuous Improvement, converting Top Management and winning Customers to our bottom up revolution. Our efforts eventually landed us the Pacific Northwest Silver Medallion Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing. I can bring my leadership, managerial, teaching, and mentoring skills to help your organization realize your Company Vision and unleash both its profit and human potential.
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
VP Global Operations
California Acrylic Industries
Responsible for all Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Facilities, Shipping, Warranty, and Tooling operations for 5 product lines (spas, barbecues, outdoor fireplaces, saunas, and gazebos). Stabilized and turned around manufacturing operations in short order.
Jan 1996 - Oct 2007
VP Supply Chain
Dimension One Spas
Responsible for all Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Facilities, Shipping, Customer Relations, Order Entry, Parts, Service, Warranty, and Tooling operations. Introduced Lean Manufacturing to plant, resulting in dramatic reductions in lead times and defects, increase of space and productivity. Subsequently introduced the same principles into the Supply Chain and Office, with similar results. Winner, 2007 Pacific Northwest Silver Medallion Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing.
Jan 2002 - Jul 2007
UC San Diego
Instructor and then Lead Instructor for the Lean Enterprise Certification Program. Included program development, business tours, and class project.
Apr 2004 - Mar 2007
Member, Key Group 798
World's Leading Chief Executive Organization. Member of Key Group.
Jul 1994 - Jan 1996
Net Sales LLC
Internet Consulting and Management. Sold over 30 seminars and business presentations, including Switzerland, Holland, Spain, and the USA. Designed, programmed and produced several award winning sites, including “Best of the Web” for Home Education Resource Center.
May 1993 - Jul 1994
Directed Purchasing, Inventory Control, Scheduling, Manufacturing, Maintenance, and Shipping operations for mid-sized, high volume electronics manufacturer
May 1990 - Mar 1993
Responsible for all manufacturing operations for 5 of 9 departments in world’s largest portable spa production facility. In 1991 and '92 Watkins was #1 in financial performance out of Masco's 120 divisions.