Counseled over 100 owners and would-be owners of new start-ups and existing businesses. Helps clients with business plans, financial plans, marketing, product development, manufacturing, and process improvement. Developed a passion for small business out of working in a variety of roles in our family businesses when growing up. A problem-finder, problem-clarifier and problem-solver who helps people think through their challenges and opportunities to fill in what is missing so that they have the best possible chance for success in fulfilling their dream and creating a value-generating enterprise. Senior-level business coach. Led projects and made improvements along the entire value stream: R&D, Product Development, Marketing, Manufacturing, Sales, Service, Distribution, and Finance. Solved all kinds of problems: business turnarounds, cut manufacturing cost, cut product development costs, reduced customer complaints, reduced defects, shortened process cycle times, reengineered processes; increased revenue through more effective product launches, introducing new products in new market spaces, and making sales processes more effective. Industry scope includes high-volume electro-mechanical assembly, high-value equipment, software, chemical process industries, transportation, metals, medical devices, and transactional processes for Consumer and B-to-B.
Graduated from North Carolina State University with B.S. and Masters in Industrial Engineering; major in quantitative decision-making and minor in statistics. Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and ASQ Certified Quality Manager. Twenty-nine year career at Eastman Kodak Company as an Industrial Engineer, Technical Advisor, Director of an internal consulting group and Quality Manager; four years as Quality Systems Manager at Alstom Signaling, a mid-size engineering and manufacturing company.
Graduated from North Carolina State University with B.S. and Masters in Industrial Engineering; major in quantitative decision-making and minor in statistics. Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and ASQ Certified Quality Manager. Life Member of Institute of Industrial Engineers.