Engineer and Consultant

Bringing together good Engineering practices, key Lean/Six Sigma tools, and years of hands-on experience consulting with myriad clients around the world, I provide:

  • Fact–based, data-driven philosophy of business improvement
  • Focus on durable, sustainable team building
  • Common sense, proven tools, and broad experience
  • Results. With finesse, integrity, and a sense of humor


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1975
  • Registered Engineer, Mechanical, State of California, #21374
  • A Master Black Belt’s worst nightmare: Wrote the book! AND designed MBB training and certification materials for GE and other major clients
  • Philip Crosby Quality Education System Internal Consultant and Instructor

A Little Bit of History

I've been consulting to Fortune 1000 companies since 1990 in Operational Excellence, Team Performance and process improvement and re-design. I help clients achieve significant results through a combination of consulting, technical problem solving, and facilitation while implanting the skills and knowledge necessary to sustain the rate of change.

I am practiced in manufacturing and both transactional service and transactional production environments, working 14 years in Engineering and management inside manufacturing companies, then consulting in myriad industries since 1990.

I'm adept at providing Lean/Six Sigma and other change management guidance and skill sets to Executive teams as well as front-line personnel, having consulted with GE, Sears, eBay, Sun Microsystems, America West Airlines, Shell/Texaco, Starwood Hotels, and many Financial Services and Insurance companies.

My style is to always infuse my real-life experience, translating theory into practical, successful implementations.

By the way, I don't:

By the way, I don't:
  • Sell software or equipment
  • Bring a one-size, one-methodology approach
  • Encamp and run the meter

Registered Professional Engineer, California #21374, Mechanical

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