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Chad Smith applies continuous improvement methodologies to help organizations leverage their scarce human and material resources through breakthrough improvements. Chad has 18 years of Continuous Improvement experience in retail, manufacturing, refining, high-tech and food. He has led and guided process and product improvements for Wal-Mart, Gates, ExxonMobil and Black and Decker. Chad’s leadership experience includes quality management for Black and Decker utilizing Continuous Improvement tools as the enabler for breakthrough improvements. This experience is underpinned with an in-depth application of strategy deployment and metrics to drive and measure progress.

Chad Smith

LSS Master Black Belt, ASQ CMBB, ASQ CSSBB, ASQ Fellow

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Brian’s career began with a 6 year visit to central Florida. There he served as Project Engineer for Sims Machine & Controls (SMC) where he designed and built custom automation machinery for product assembly and testing. SMC was an industry leader in designing process monitoring, process control, and data collection into custom production machines. Customers included Borg Warner, Robertshaw, Breed Automotive, Prestolite Wire, Merck, many others. His work ethic, leadership skills, and positive attitude were key in his timely promotion to Engineering Manager.

Brian Karp

Lean Sigma Black Belt - ASQ Cert #16441

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Richard Maclin has over 20 years of continuous improvement experience. He has served various industries in roles specializing in Quality Assurance, Supplier Development, Outsourcing, Lean, Kaizen, Product Realization, and Operations. Throughout his career he has helped companies grow their bottom line by identifying and eliminating variation and other non-value added activity. His success is the result of strategic process improvement techniques like VA/NVA, VSM, Lean Six Sigma, 5S and Kaizen.

Richard Maclin

LSS Master Black Belt, ASQ CSSBB