Values Stream Alignment was born out of my desire to share my thoughts on linking Organizational Development tools with Lean Principles. In a value stream, waste is identified where products or information stop flowing. The same concept applies to Organizational Values. Where values are not shared or aligned, and stop flowing, you will find waste.
I currently work at the Cleveland Clinic as a Continuous Improvement manager in the Neurological Institute.
Prior to transitioning to Healthcare in 2008, I spent eighteen years at the Ford Motor Company in various positions including Cost Analyst, Training Coordinator, Production Supervisor, Ford Production System Coordinator, and Organizational Development Manager at the Cleveland Manufacturing Site and as a Ford Production System Coach in the Powertrain Operations Division.
I currently serve as member of the AME/ASQ/Shingo Prize/SME Lean Certification Oversight and Appeals Committee, having served as the Chairman of the committee in 2010.
Since 2009, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the assessment development team for the Healthcare Value Network as a lead examiner.
My wife, Lisa and I have been married since 1983. We have 5 children and 3 terrific grandchildren.
I look forward to the exchange of ideas and continuous learning.