B Corporations and Sustainable Businesses

Traditional Medicinals – Facilitated 5S event to improve flow in lab, reduce distance traveled, and increase floor space

The Renewal Workshop – Training and consulting to improve production output and increase employee engagement. Conducted 3-hour Lean course and supported kaizen blitzes.

Green Banana Paper – Consulted on-site for 5 weeks with small manufacturer in Kosrae to improve metrics, workflow and efficiencies with challenging infrastructure and workforce availability.


Btec Solutions – Provided APQP/PPAP Training and Workshop, which helped them achieve customer approval for new product

Sutro Biopharma – Led kaizen event to reduce time to release and manufacture extracts, and taught 3 waves of Yellow Belt training

Chaucer Foods – Trained 10 employees in Six Sigma Green Belt and mentored projects

TMI (formerly WIN Plastics) –  Mentoring and statistical analysis to identify and reduce variation in film. Analyzed employee survey data.

Thompson Duke Industrials – Lean Assessment and Strategy to help them increase production and streamline office processes in growing Cannabis industry

Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins) – Spent 18 years implementing Lean and Six Sigma at all US manufacturing facilities

Kerry Vinegar Group – Helping setup daily management system across 9 facilities, conducted statistical analysis to compare and quantify impact of changing from manual to automated equipment. Setting up Gage R&R studies to understand differences in measurements.

Tesla – Trained supervisors and managers in 4-day Lean course and 9-day Green Belt training from 2020-2022, and provided project support for certification. Led to expansion of training at battery facility.

Balcan Plastics – Provided numerous Lean and Six Sigma training materials for Yellow Belt program

Calderys – Conducted a virtual Green Belt training (16 training sessions, 4 hours per session, 64 hours total) with 20 coaching sessions per employee across the US, Europe and Middle East. 

IPEX – Conducted on-site 5 day training on Lean and Six Sigma methods (customized training for customer), including Minitab exercises

Logistics and Warehousing

Johnstone Supply – Training on Lean Six Sigma, and workshop on reducing defects and errors in warehouse. Developing and rolling out process improvement program across organization

Nonprofit Organizations

Children’s Council of San Francisco – Supported Lean coaching for certification, and will conduct event facilitation in 2021

The Rebuilding Center – Improve flow in hardware donation area (including coordination of volunteer event), establish metrics for wood processing area, analyze new position for impact on sales, recommend ideas for improving improvement culture

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network – Lean improvements to reduce overhead costs, reduce waiting, and improve communications, and implementation of 5S and kanban boards to manage events

Free Geek – Supported Lean improvements to increase flow of laptop reuse in community from 100 to 400 laptops per month

ACHC – Facilitated kaizen event to improve follow up on open actions for hospitals and clinic accreditation process

Central City Concern – Facilitated kaizen event to improve the new hire on-boarding process so employees have everything they need on Day 1

Relay Resources – Helped them optimize the flow of light manufacturing services with workers with barriers to employment

Northwest Education Assessment (NWEA) – Taught Green Belt training to support staff to improve services to customers

Sparx – education technology company in the UK, helping them to establish a Lean Six Sigma program. Facilitated their first value stream mapping event to capture customer engagement and support processes

Habitat for Humanity Restore – Collected data to help improve flow of donations through warehouse, and provided training on Lean concepts like one piece flow and 5S

Colleges and Universities

UC-San Diego – Teach a virtual Green Belt training course to employees, staff and community members since 2023.

Southern University – Taught a 2-day online Yellow Belt training class.

University of Iowa – Led recycling improvement effort at Kinnick Stadium. Teaching assistant for introductory Statistics course while in graduate school.

Kirkwood Community College – Taught SPC course to CNC program students

Utilities and Renewable Energy

Vestas – Online webinar training series (DMAIC)

Tenaga Nasional Berhad – Taught a 3-day online Root Cause Analysis course to IT department


City of Ocala Electric Utility – Taught 6-day online Green Belt course and project support.

Brunei Investment Agency – Taught a 3-day online Root Cause Analysis course to risk managers


St. Luke’s Hospital Community Anticoagulation Therapy (CAT) Clinic – Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project to improve medication management within clinic and reduce dosage changes. Wrote a grant summary paper for AHRQ about our project

UCSD Health – Have been teaching a 1-day virtual Yellow Belt training to UCSD physicians, nurses and staff

Knox Dermatology – Conducted a 2-day on-site assessment for Lean Six Sigma. Generated a swimlane map, identified and ranked improvement opportunities based on observations and staff interviews.

King Abdulaziz Medical City (Saudi Arabia) – Anticoagulation statistical analysis for assessing patient management processes

Georgia Healthcare Group (EVEX) – 5 day Lean Six Sigma training to leadership team, virtual consulting for creating an improvement program with deployment team

AmazonDX – Conducted 2 weeks of Green Belt training and 2 weeks of Black Belt training with Quality and Engineering teams to help improve laboratory testing processes


T-mobile – Conducted on-site 2-week Green Belt training in Bothell, WA


Western Union – Call center project support for Black Belts in Costa Rica after taking self-paced online course


National Camp Series – Database development, KIX rating system, statistical analysis

Our placekicker is out of control” – Article in ASQ Quality Progress magazine (July 2005)

Mentoring and Coaching

I have also had the pleasure to coach and mentor many people from different companies and organizations indirectly. Here are a few examples.

B Corporations and Sustainable Businesses

  • Oly Kraut – Increase yields on production batches


  • Virtual Senior Center Selfhelp – Sustainability project mentoring to increase partnership process
  • Rise Against Hunger – Project to improve accuracy of inventory numbers, to reduce space, improve cash flow, and risk of wasted food. Taught online Intro to Excel course.


Food, Beverage and Agriculture

  • Stormbreaker Brewery – Sustainability project mentoring for management decision making and employee feedback
  • AGCO (Ag Equipment) – Lean project mentoring to reduce time for creating reports
  • C.H. Guenther & Son – Mentored employee through Green Belt project to reduce compressed air usage in large bakery, and reduce air bubbles in cakes


  • CLIF Bar – Helped reduce variation in bar sizes from suppliers
  • New Balance – Mentored project to reduce time to photograph shoes for catalogs
  • Adverum – Taught 4-hour Root Cause Analysis course
  • Zymergen – Taught 1.5 day custom course on Lean Six Sigma using JMP software
  • Adel Wiggins – Trained online Yellow Belt course
  • Romac Industries – Helped lead a Lean and Green project to reduce wastewater metals in passivation process
  • Wildcat Discovery – Taught on-site Green Belt course with JMP software, leading to numerous project successes (nearly $1M in cost avoidance or savings)
  • Magna – Taught blended Lean training (online videos + weekly coaching calls), helping participants complete their improvement projects. Two projects have freed up at least one resource to deploy in another area.


  • Roseburg Forest Products – Green Belt project mentoring to increase product yields, which saved thousands of dollars
  • Clearwater Paper – Reduce variation and optimize brightness levels of paper based on chemical and process settings


  • Kodiak Roofing – Trained two 1-day customized White Belt courses
  • Skyline Homes – Established a Lean coaching program to help with implementation of Lean project after completing online training, led to large reduction in wood waste costs


  • CenturyLink – Improve billing process for major customers

Biotech and Medical

  • BD – Improve prediction of spectrometer readings based on powder provided and tested from suppliers



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