RIASQ Dinner Meeting - February 15, 2018
Lean in State Government
In 2013, Bob provided an overview of the states that had begun using
Lean in their state government. He spoke of the challenges and
successes in those states. Since then, there have been many
changes, including here in RI. In this month’s presentation, Bob
will update the information provided previously, as well as
detailing the actions taken here in RI. He will look at what the
Lean community has learned about initializing Lean Government, where
it has worked (and not), and how Lean RI is making use of these
lessons learned and why he is convinced that our methodology will
completed a 29 year career at General Dynamics – Electric Boat in
2012, where his last ten years was spent as the Chief of Continuous
Improvement, which combined an employee based improvement program,
Lean workplace, and Six Sigma program into one award winning entity.
He then spent one year working for NOVACES, LLC, as a Senior
Consultant and Senior Program Manager, in his role as Executive
Master Black Belt for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 2013, he
accepted a position as a Lean Manager for Pentair Ltd, a
multi-national corporation with strong Lean Six Sigma practices in
every part of the company. He
is part of the Global Lean system, and is based here in Warwick, RI.
In 2016, he took on the added role of Quality Manager for the site,
and is leading the changeover to ISO 9001:2015.
He holds a BS in Industrial Technology, and received his Black
Belt through Breakthrough Management Group. He is a Senior Member of
ASQ, is on the National Judging panel for the International Team
Excellence Award competition, and has been the RISAQ instructor for
Lean Six Sigma since 2004.
Time: 5:15 pm Registration and Networking
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Program
Emmily's Family Restaurant, 103 Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI 02919
Price: $30 Members and Guests
$15 Unemployeed Members
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(Cancellations by February 14th, please)
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