Mike began his career in the Continuous Improvement disciplines in the early 1980s' while employed at Motorola, which was at that time the crucible of the development Six Sigma methodologies. This make him one of the most experienced operations improvement providers in the world today. Mike is an accomplished speaker, author, and a leading expert in the field of business excellence and sustainable improvement. He is a trainer and coach in Lean, Six Sigma, and has taught executive programs in leadership and organizational development with a number of leading companies within various industries around the globe.
Arizona State University, Pheonix B.Sc., Business Administration
ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS:
• Certificate IV Quality Mangement Assessment, ASQ
• Master Lean Black Belt, Motorola
• Publication: "Leaning into Six Sigma', McGraw-Hill, 2001
• Veteran, United States Marine Corps
Rob Tripp, Managing Partner & Consultant
Robert "Rob" Tripp is a quality professional with more than 16 years of experience in all aspects of Quality Management Systems and Six Sigma program implementation and has over twenty years of experience in consulting. Mr. Tripp has taught, developed and implemented a variety of Champion, Master Black Belt, Black Belt, Green Belt and process management training, as well as mentored and provided leadership support for multiple and concurrent projects for enterprise wide engagements in leading corporations including Allied Signal, State Street Bank, May Department Stores, JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, Heller Financial, Samsung Electronics, Bechtel, BHP Billiton, Navistar, and Ingersol-Dresser Pumps. Mr. Tripp holds an MBA in Finance and a BS in Biochemistry from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He has received a Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification, TQM trainer certification and Internal Malcolm Baldrige Examiner Certification from Allied Signal, and a certification from Lean Production Design Institute for the University of Tennessee.
Ulices Calderon is our principal consultant for Lean engagements, training, and project management for CS International. He has over 16 years of experience working in various industries to rapidly initiate outcomes and lasting sustainability using measurable techniques. His expansive experience throughout his career, as a Lean, process engineer, production development, and supply chain/ logistics process improvement project manager makes him fluent in the language of business operations. Ulices worked as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with Dell Corporation and realized savings of $150M in productivity improvements and documented working capital savings. He has also provided training and implementation support in nineteen countries across a variety of industries and has led many leading companies' efforts to integrate Six Sigma into their existing Lean program which he achieved though driving Continuous Improvement Projects, realizing savings of $83M at BHP Billiton Diamonds, $80M at Lonmin, and $89M at BHP Billiton Base Metals.
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Chihuahua, Mexico B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering
ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS:
• Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Dell
• Lean Master, Dell
• Veteran, United States Navy
Wynand van Dyk, Subject Matter Expert & Consultant
As a 22 year veteran of the mining industry, Wynand is considered a global subject matter expert in mineral production, management, operations, and regulations. In addition to providing C-Level executives with strategic consulting in risk management, continuous improvement, optimization program improvement, and capital expansion project management, Wynand is a leading authority in developing material and lecturing pertaining to safety, health, environmental, and operational risk management process for academic, public and private organizations.
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa B.Sc., Chemical Engineering; Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS
• Published writer and global lecturer for G-MIRM topics to high and mid-level executives on Safety, Health, Environmental and Operational Risk Management in the minerals industry
• Deployment leader for the Lonmin Plc. Six Sigma award winning deployments awarded the “Best Achievement in Manufacturing” category at the Global Six Sigma Awards in 2007 and 2008 with realized current program benefits in excess of $100M.
Consuelo Esnaola, Director of Marketing & Business Development
Consuelo is a business development professional with over 25 years of experience in the areas of business development, marketing, public relations, community relations, and fundraising for companies in the public and private industry sectors. She is a dedicated professional with practical experience helping clients scale their natural business development goals to pursue market growth opportunities and boost their revenues. The difference in her approach is that she seeks to enhance aspects that are already working well for the client, while redefining, eliminating, or changing aspects that appear to hinder their overall business development direction so they can move closer to attaining their goals. Mrs. Esnaola is a professional member of Women Impacting Public Policy, Association of Proposal Management Professionals, American Marketing Association, International Association of Business Communicators, Association for Corporate Growth and a mentor in the Free Trade Alliance International Business Plan Program.
University of Houston, Texas B.Sc., Civil Engineering
ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS:
• Women Impacting Public Policy
• Association of Proposal Management Professionals
• American Marketing Association
• Association for Corporate Growth
• Free Trade Alliance International Business Plan Program