Christian is an Executive Consultant that specializes in Continuous Improvement and will bring value to your organization. He brings a wealth of hands-on experience and leadership. Christian brings a track record of driving out losses and waste while improving Safety, Quality, and improving Efficiencies. He brings the Continuous Improvement tools of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Total Perfect Manufacturing (TPM). Christian instills a Zero Loss mentality while teaching how to bring sustained excellence in your organization. Christian also excels in general Leadership and is available for Leadership consultations / training.
Christian's expertise is recognized in the industry. His work has been published by Food Processing Magazine and Manufacturing Report. His blog is a Recommended Corporate Leadership Resource of Six Disciplines.com
His services are available if you contact him via [email protected] Christian’s experience includes the use of Lean principles in Food and Beverage manufacturing plants using a variety of tools (please see below). Christian successfully led Kaizen Teams with a track record of yield and efficiency gains, process improvement, cost reduction, as well as safety and quality improvement in ten manufacturing plants competing in highly competitive markets. Christian’s experience also includes the TPM Instructor Course training and leading the implementations of 5S, Autonomous Maintenance, and TPM. Christian attended Purdue University on a Navy ROTC scholarship and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. After serving in the US Navy, Christian pursued a career in manufacturing with Frito-Lay, Unilever (Lipton), and Nestle USA as well as smaller private manufacturers. Christian also has MBA coursework at Lehigh and Regent Universities.
Experience also includes: *20 years in 10 manufacturing plants producing a variety of products *8 years at a Plant Manager, Business Unit Manager, Operations Manager, or Manufacturing Manager level *Processing emphasis for 12 years including roasting, spray drying, milling, mixing and blending, and heat exchangers. *Packaging emphasis for 15 years with speeds up to 250 jars per minute and including flexible packaging (vertical and horizontal) and rotary filling and capping (glass, PET, and fiberboard canisters) *Change Management
*Six Sigma *TPM (Instructor Course Graduate + in plant implementation) *Dale Carnegie Highest Achiever Award *Strong team building and people skills *5 years of additional leadership as an United States Naval Officer
Change Catalyst…well rounded management style creates common vision & positive relationships.
·Reduced manufacturing costs by $3 million through operational improvements in yield, quality, and efficiencies (Skippy Peanut Butter).
·Identified and implemented Skippy jar modifications resulting in savings of $350,000 and improved look.
·Established a 7-day production schedule to support customer demand (Nestle).
·Improved weight control procedures reducing yield loss by $160,000 annually (Lipton Iced Tea).
·Improved union relations while identifying critical changes to the labor contract (Unilever Margarine).
·Implemented 5S and Autonomous Maintenance (Skippy).
Tenacious Achiever…improves profitability by targeting safety, quality, yield & efficiency losses.
·Improved Skippy labor efficiency (lbs/labor hour) by 19% setting plant records for pounds produced and cost per ton.
·Reduced Lipton Iced Tea conversion costs by 37% and average changeover times by 74%.
·Led yield improvement team resulting in a $390,000 annual yield savings (Skippy).
·Improved line efficiencies by more than 10 points (Nestle, Ring Container, Skippy, Lipton Iced Tea).
Strong Leadership…establish & communicates local goals to achieve business objectives.
·Maintains consistent track record of continuous improvement by instilling a zero loss vision for safety, quality, yield, and productivity.
·Reduced the daily sanitation cycle from 12 hours to less than 8 hours (Nestle).
·Developed a Behavior Based Safety program reducing injuries by 33% (Skippy) and 20% (Unilever Margarine).
·Designed and implemented a seasonal labor program increasing capacity by 38% (Lipton Iced Tea).
·Lead plant role in development of new products (Skippy Natural Peanut Butter & Skippy Carb Options) with minimal capital investment & aggressive timing.