Strategic Development, Continuous Improvement Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Quality
  • Change and Conflict Management
  • Continuous Improvement

This associate has a MBA in Focus on Leadership and Leading Change from Waynesburg College.

This consultant has a B.S. in Materials Engineering-Ceramics from North Carolina State University.

This expert is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

This expert has certifications in Juran on Quality Improvement, Statistical Process Control, Engineer in Training, and Dale Carnegie.

Strategic Development, Continuous Improvement Expert Consultant Resume

This associate is an expert in manufacturing and marketing strategy, lean implementation, change and conflict management, and new plant start-up organizational / analytical skills. Further experience includes leadership and teambuilding and time management.

This expert offers the experience of a 25-year career in operations, management, lean six sigma, quality systems and business development sectors. As a practitioner and strategic planner with strong qualifications in short-and long-range goals, relationship building, staff development, and team building / leadership, this consultant has the capabilities to provide continuous improvements in productivity and efficiency.

This associate has extensive experience in strategic planning, including developing and leading successful Lean Six Sigma projects and is driven to enhance the divisional goals. This expert has a proven ability to develop program with profitable results under pressure and within deadlines.

Additional capabilities include business analysis and development, through development and implementation of comprehensive strategies in both manufacturing and sales to help the organization pursue new business opportunities that align with current strengths to achieve business goals.

Other areas of specialty include organizational effectiveness, managing ongoing relationships with key personnel; coordinating planning, and development and delivery of customized programs. Further specialization includes implementing and developing Lean Six Sigma strategies regarding improvements and allocation of personnel, budgets, and resources.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in manufacturing and marketing strategy, lean implementation, change and conflict management, new plant start-up organizational / analytical skills, leadership and teambuilding, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Owner/Analyst/Consultant, continuous improvement consulting firm

Developed and implemented comprehensive strategies and techniques to help businesses achieve significant performance by cultivating a continuous improvement environment. Capabilities exhibited include techniques to implement Lean and Six sigma tools; team development, process and equipment optimization, individualized training assessments and programs, quality assessments and development program, product flow, process development and training, control charts and statistical data analysis.


Director of Business Development, ATI Firth Sterling Madison, AL

Directed sales, products manufacturing, and services in compliance with overall corporate objectives in line with meeting short and long-term performance levels. Strategic utilization of Lean Six Sigma techniques to achieve goals. Expanded product line sales by 10 fold with a 35 percent plus margin thru the utilization of Lean Six Sigma techniques including voice of the customer, team development, value stream mapping, constraint management, statistical evaluation, master scheduling and shop floor planning.


Director of Operations, ATI Firth Sterling Madison, AL

Performed full P&L responsibility, handled $140M budget, and supervised direct and indirect reports of 300 employees in 3 plants (One plant was AS9100 certified, two plants were ISO9000 certified). Strategic planning and implementation of Deming, Juran, and Shewhart techniques, to initiate a continuous improvement culture change. Responsibilities included all operational functions, continuous improvement efforts, EHS environmental health and safety regulations, operations, capital procurement, budgeting. Successfully raised output to aerospace/nuclear/medical products by 68% (operations included iso-static, mechanical and hydraulic pressing, sintering, machining, inspection, material integrity); lean standardization lowering scrap by 300%in powder facility, constraint management, and value stream mapping, lowering cost of oil field products by 17%, also accident free plant, introduction of specialty products and lean manufacturing techniques to compete with niche market.


Director of Technology/Quality, Hydro Carbide Latrobe, PA

Was responsible for quality and spearheaded operations of two facilities while coordinating and initiating efforts of a Lean Six Sigma transformation through training, project development, and project identification. Identified excess usable inventory and incorporated product viability into market to reduce inventories through standardization practices. Acquisition of a major account through a lean project plan. Hiejunka implementation with individualized cross training implementation and scheduling in a union environment.


Operations Manager, Basic Carbide Corporation Buena Vista, PA

Performed multiple plant operations, in accordance with lean and Shewhart statistical techniques, new market development, customer service, purchasing, quality and EHS. Strategic planning and hands on implementation of a Lean "culture change". Developed and communicated focused direction. Designed and implemented lean application training, Kaizen Teams, set up of ERP system to aid in planning and metric measurements, devised and implemented manufacturing cell teams, in process inspection, operator inspection, and individualized cross training to achieve a 2 fold reduction in lead times. Plant 2 – Attainment of VOC permit and was used as a model for record keeping by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and industrial hygiene development with toxic materials, solvents and noise levels. Introduction and implementation of constraint management to accomplished 95 percent on time deliveries in a three-day order lead time that achieved a 3 fold reduction in lead times


Plant Manager, Basic Carbide Corporation Buena Vista, PA

Oversaw all the aspects of plant operations such as personnel management, operations, quality, and delivery of specialty tungsten carbide products. Designed, developed, and implemented sintering equipment as well as milling/drying equipment and processes for new plant operations including process procedures and operational training. Streamlined quality department to meet customer ISO certifications and practiced quality techniques which dramatically reduced internal scrap by 75 percent within in six months.


Systems & Materials Manager, Kennametal Incorporated Henderson, NC

Oversaw all aspects of new MRP system and material flow including inventories, activity based costing, scheduling, order receipt and entry to reduce inventories by 50%.


MRP Project Leader, Kennametal Incorporated Henderson, NC

MRP Plant implementation project leader including module setup (order entry, scheduling, activity based costing) and implemented and designed canned quality system to link with MRP system. Completed $2MM project in 7 months. Instituted complexity simplifications to build strong base structure.


Quality Control Manager, Kennametal Incorporated Henderson, NC

Quality Control Manager for powder hard materials processing for both ceramic and cermet powdered materials. Wrote initial quality manual for ISO9000 implementation. Wrote all process procedures. Wrote and standardized all graded and raw material specifications.

Lean Six Sigma – Extrusion – Sales and Manufacturing Optimization
Case Study: Lean Implementation
Case Study: Manufacturing Optimization – Standardization of Work

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Peter Habicht, Lead Consultant
Peter specializes in welding and metallurgical engineer with 40 years industry experience in commercial nuclear power plant construction.


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