Product Lifecycle / Dev to NPI / Supply Chain / Lean – SDP


Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from University of Virginia – Darden School of Business
Aug 2005 – May 2007
Focus: General Management and Operations Management
Activities: Developed a cross-discipline workshop with the Miller Center titled, “Are Western Leadership Concepts Appropriate in Islamic Cultures?”

Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) from Texas A & M University-College Station
Aug 1993 – May 1998
Focus: Chemical Engineering

Work Experience

Management Consultant at Operations Vitality Group LLC.
Aug 2020 – present | Cleveland, Ohio, United States

I collaborate with my clients to find innovative and value-generating solutions to their business challenges that lead to Danaher-like results. My approach to achieving results was developed over 22 years working with Danaher and companies aspiring to be like Danaher. My primary focus areas are Product Lifecycle Stabilization, New Product Introduction Efficacy and Program Management Agility. I customize my approach for each client’s situation, taking into account cultural factors and stakeholder needs to achieve the best possible outcomes with the client.

VP of Lean Continuous Improvement at Myers Industries
Jun 2019 – Aug 2020 | Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area

I worked from the CEO to the individual team member to bring about the implementation of a lean continuous improvement program across Myers. Myers is a $566.7M plastics manufacturer of material storage solutions and a distributor of repair and retread products to automotive service centers.

Chief Operating Officer at Kaspar Companies
Nov 2017 – Nov 2018 | Austin, Texas Area

I led the operations organization for the $100M+ American manufacturer of aftermarket truck accessories. Orchestrated all long-range strategic deployment plans including the Kaspar Companies lean transformation program plan. Also managed day-to-day operations and staff development for Ranch Hand.

Director of Lean, North America at Fortive
Jun 2016 – Nov 2017 | Everett, WA

I supported the >30 operating businesses and North America sites of Fortive Corporation in their Lean Danaher Business System efforts.  Fortive is a $6.7B spin-off of Danaher Corporation. I deployed the Fortive Materials System within complex supply chain and materials organizations to improve material transactional efficiency, customer delivery experience and to increase working capital turnover.

Global Director of Lean DBS – EHS at Danaher Corporation
Feb 2014 – Jun 2016 | Fort Collins, Colorado Area

I was selected by the Chief Legal Officer of Danaher, a $17B Science and Technology corporation, to develop and promote the integration of Environmental Health and Safety practices into Lean DBS practices. I orchestrated the transformation of how EHS risk management was managed across global operations at Danaher.

VP of Operations at Aquafine Corporation
May 2012 – Feb 2014 | Valencia, California

I led the operations team accountable for daily operations of a $50M ultraviolet water treatment company within Danaher Corporation. I designed and implemented the operational strategy of the business which included an aggressive lean transformation plan to improve customer experience and operating income.

Senior Global Product Manager at Hach Company
Jan 2010 – May 2012 | Loveland, CO

I managed a $52M+ product portfolio within the Hach Process Business Unit. Responsibilities included new product introductions, market demand creation, and life cycle management. Hach Company is an operating company of Danaher Corporation.

Production Manager at Hach Company
Oct 2008 – Jan 2010 | Loveland, CO

I led the production team supporting a $100M+ factory at Hach Company. I was responsible for all daily operations including material and labor deployment to meet customer experience and cost requirements.

About Me

◦ Impact-driven, P&L-focused advisor within complex engineered product and service businesses
◦ Proven approach to interim Operations Management, Supply Chain and Continuous Improvement
◦ Hands-on Lean, Operational Excellence and Danaher Business System (DBS) coaching
◦ Lean process best practice implementation with a focus on problem solving
◦ Leader-as-coach approach to develop client team members
◦ Expertise in Product Lifecycle Management including the extended Supply Chain, New Product Introductions, Program Management and Manufacturing
◦ Industry depth in Environmental Technology, Industrial Technology, Bio Technology, Life Sciences, Diagnostics and Medical Devices

Danaher, Fortive, Pall, Beckman Coulter, Leica Microsystems, Hach, Chemtreat, Trojan UV, McCrometer, Videojet, Radiometer, Leica Biosystems, Tektronix, Pacific-Scientific EMC, Dynapar, Fluke, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Teletrac Navman, National Instruments, Buckhorn Inc, Ameri-Kart, Myers Tire Supply, Akro-Mils, Scepter, Tecomet, Novanta, BICO, Masco, VaporTech

◦ 105 strategy deployments, programs and kaizens directly managed
◦ $42.0M in annual cost savings realized
◦ 394 Director level and above trained in strategic transformation, DBS and lean kaizen
◦ 2,880 colleagues enabled to be better problem solvers
◦ $1.625B+ in enterprise value created via process, product and people improvements
◦ Danaher (DHR) Shareholder Performance vs S&P: 30 yr annual return =19.8% versus S&P 500 = 8.3

Professional Background
I am a critical thinking, hands-on operator with 20+ years of experience transforming business processes, products and people to solve difficult, cross functional problems.  I have worked in global industrial technology and automation, life science, medical device and manufacturing growth businesses ranging in size from $50M to over $1B giving me the experience to implement and scale business solutions across sites, functions, business types and markets.  

My Strategy Execution, Lean Continuous Improvement and Product Lifecycle Management methods are based on my work with DBS and the business management platform used at Danaher Corporation.   My solutions have improved the safety, quality, delivery and cost of my businesses and their customers, employees and shareholders.  The solutions are enabled by industrial best practices and hands-on experience, reasonably applied over 100’s of projects.  

I am trained and certified as an instructor-facilitator in Strategy Deployment, Visual Project Management, Hoshin Kanri – Policy Deployment, Lean, Six Sigma, A3 Problem Solving, the Danaher Materials System including e-Kanban, 5S-Standard Work, VSM, Transactional Process Improvement, Daily Management, Value Analysis Value Engineering and Product Portfolio Rationalization – 80/20.  This gives me a wide and deep tool kit to customize and apply to your business need.

Clifton Strengths Finder Profile
Key Strengths: Strategic, Learner, Individualization, Input, Focus, Connectedness

DiSC Profile
Primary Di – Secondary C


Project Categories

  • Value Creation Strategy
  • Strategic Planning & Transformation
  • Interim Executive
  • Project Management
  • M&A Strategy
  • Due Diligence
  • Post-Merger Integration
  • Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation
  • Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
  • Business Process Redesign
  • Commercial Operations
  • Organizational Design & Assessment
  • Workforce Integration Post-Merger/Acquisition


  • Technology
  • Medical Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Industrials
  • Pharma & Biotech

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