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Creative, profit-oriented Project Manager with demonstrated success in increasing revenues, earnings, and achieving cost reductions. Exemplary change agent with the ability to analyze issues, devise continuous process improvements and incorporate business process initiatives to increase efficiency, streamline operations and decrease expenses with limited resources.

Work History

May 2014Present

Project Manager

Paoli LLC

Paoli is a  mid-tier performance contract office furniture brand providing best in category casegoods, seating, and conference products under the HNI/HON collection of brands. Serving the organization as the sole project manager.Lead the first platform project to leverage strategic sourcing initiatives with market needs, collectively decreasing cost by over 1M and increasing quality & delivery to the customer

  • Establish and track project budgets
  • Adhere to strict deadlines
  • Lead a cross functional team
  • Manage new product development
Jan 2013May 2014

Lean Development Engineer

Paoli LLC

Served as the on site Lean and Continuous Improvement trainer under HNI's Business Process Improvement (BPI) certification program. Increased the organization's Lean strength by guiding over 30% of members thru Bronze level BPI certification. Was charged with the Continuous improvement event annual schedule, including preparing members for participation.

  • Work with business areas to establish Current/Future State Maps
  • Promote positive lean production culture
  • Facilitate kaizen teams thru conflict resolution
  • Focuse application of lean principles and methods
  • Convert strategic deployment goals into kaizen activities
Dec 2011Dec 2012

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Paoli LLC

Applied strategic deployment initiatives in safety, quality, efficiency & profitability by leading kaizen events. Worked with plant management & personnel to introduce One Point Lessons engaging member owners at all levels of production. Implemented a kitting system which reduced work-in-process by 40%.

  • Promote member engagement
  • Implement systems to collect & analyze plant performance data
  • Perform root cause analysis & 5S audits
  • Drive sustainable operational improvement
Aug 2011Dec 2011

Process Engineer

HNI Corp

HNI Corp is the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the world. Completed a 6 month BPI development program with a focus on kaizen events and the gemba experience. Participated on 18 weekly kaizen events. 

  • Establish TPM process visuals & procedure
  • Creation of standard work
  • Elimination of process waste & excess inventory
  • Define standard work-in-process & home locations



MS Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University

BS Industrial Engineering

Purdue University