Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University; APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Role: Lean Leader/BPI Manager
Location: Greensboro, NC
Business: Industrial Coatings
PPG Start Date: July 1995
Manager, Lean Business Process Improvement. Leading the implementation of Lean Manufacturing at the Springdale, PA COEX facility, improving process flow following the acquisition of the COEX business from a competitor.
Supply Chain Excellence
1997-1999 Development of Southwestern U.S. market for a brand new product line within the Cal-Hypo business group – the AccuTab Chlorination system.
2007-2010 Implementation of BPI tools and culture both internally, to bring profitability back to the Wood Coatings organization, and externally, at our Customer facilities to bring Value-Added differentiation from our competitors.
Why I Like Working for PPG:
I enjoy working everyday at PPG because of the challenging work, the support and motivation of our leaders, and the ability to develop a career path based upon my strengths and professional interests. In my recent roles, I have been fortunate to work on projects of incredible diversity, but the clear emphasis is always to bring value to our Customers and to PPG’s bottom line. I have had the opportunity to gain company-wide perspective by working in the Chlor-Alkali, Corporate Quality, and now, Industrial Coatings businesses. I enjoy working for a company that is socially conscious, has a strong foundation of values, and is positioned well for long-term growth and financial strength.