Michael is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt who brings over twenty years of experience to The Lean Learning Center, applying best practice improvement tools to drive performance in efficiency, value and customer satisfaction by improving manufacturing and transactional processes, safety, shop practices, product quality, testing and inspection methods, and production equipment reliability and maintenance.
Throughout his career, Michael has led more than 50 L6S Black Belt projects that focused on process improvement, strategic planning, technical problem resolution and implementation of company initiatives. He established and directed world class Lean and Six Sigma programs for four companies that produced an 87% improvement in product quality, while reducing operating costs by 23%. Michael’s proven track record has produced over $66 million dollars in savings for his clients. He also has extensive experience working directly with leadership to steer decision making in soling critical issues in quality, engineering, safety, executive management, customer satisfaction, corporate planning and personnel resourcing.
Michael holds a Master of Science in Industrial Optimization from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. In addition, Michael holds multiple certifications as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Manager, Experienced Change Agent, Kepner-Tregoe Situation, Decision and Problem Analysis and is also a Certified Incident Investigator. He specializes in DMAIC, Kaizen, DFLSS (DMEDI), R6S, CMMI, TPS, DOE, Regression, ANOVA, Chi-square Test, Median Testing, Hypothesis Testing, SPC, Gage R&R (MSA), FMEA/PFMEA, 5S, Pull Systems, VSM, Poka-yoke (error proofing), TPM, Takt Boards, C&E, Capability Analysis, Control Plans and Kanban. He also has expertise with Statistical Analysis and Problem Evaluation Software including Minitab, SigmaXL, REASON Root Cause Analysis and Simul8 Process Modeling.