The Go-Lean-Six team of professionals has over 300 years of combined experience in Six-Sigma and Lean principles and practices. We put that knowledge to work during the Lean-Six consulting and training to be sure you have a great start to Lean or to take your organization to the next level in your Lean journey. We strive for our team to meet and exceed your expectations. Whether we are consulting or training your team, you will be very pleased with the measurable results.
Mike is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with a Lean Manufacturing Certification from the University of Michigan. As CEO / President, Mike provides strategic leadership and "on site" mentoring for the Go-Lean-Six deployment team.
Mike is a motivated results-driven leader who has trained and mentored many teams who continuously improved customer satisfaction by reducing the cost and time to safely produce high quality products and services.
Mike is effective in partnering with management to solve complex business problems and influencing employees towards achievement of organizational goals.
Mike has over twenty years of experience in the process improvement field with organizations such as Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, Mack Trucks, BAE Systems and Volvo.
Alice’s success in working with organizations comes from her deep experience in strategy development,
lean transformation, organizational development, and leadership. Throughout her career, she has led
multi-site manufacturing operations as well as production/industrial engineering, configuration
management and all aspects of quality. Alice has developed and executed manufacturing strategies
in support of program competitive capture plans and growth objectives. She has led organizations in lean/ six sigma continuous improvement projects to drive out costs and improve velocity across the business, as well as within manufacturing operations. She has
coached teams in innovative approaches that developed new technologies as well as step
change improvements to processes. Alice is as comfortable working with the C-suite as she is
working with the team on the shop floor.
Alice holds a BS and Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as advanced coursework in
statistics and reliability from Penn State University. She is an alumnus of the International Woman’s
Fellows Program for Leadership. Alice holds certifications from Gemba Institute in Lean and Six Sigma from the University of Michigan. She is an advocate for Science, Technology and Mathematics and Arts (STEMA) and is active in this area.
Hoshin Kanri & Policy Deployment/Strategy Development/ Lean Transformation/ Advanced
Manufacturing/ Design Processes/ Transition to Production/ Root Cause & Corrective Action/ Design for Lean/ Lean Six Sigma toolset including VSM and Process Mapping.
As a Lean Six Black Belt with more than 10 years experience, Dawn is an innovative consultant with operations, process improvement, program development and project management experience. She is a versatile leader effecting change within healthcare, government, and manufacturing industries with over 10 years dedicated to ambulatory, inpatient, and key support services within a healthcare hospital system. She is a servant leader known for change management and transformational leadership.
Dawn is a Baldrige (quality) Examiner and a Just Culture (safety incentive) Champion. She has a proven track record of leading Lean deployment and organizational change within a health system. She is an experienced process improvement expert with strong facilitation, coaching, and training skills with the ability to relate to all levels of an organization. She is a systematic thinker with a progressive business acumen and a strategic mindset.
Brad Jones successfully led enterprise-wide Lean Six Sigma (LSS) deployments for the Department of Defense (DoD), earning several Shingo awards during his tenure within the military’s industrial base. Widely recognized as a leader in LSS within the DoD, Brad has in-depth experience in deploying continuous process improvement tools and practices in re-manufacturing, manufacturing, and administrative functions to achieve record savings. He coached and mentored all levels of leaders, line managers, and LSS belts to achieve large scale efficiencies on complex weapons systems ranging from radar to satellite terminals.
Certified in change management, Brad is known for his ability to positively influence employees and managers to adopt a new philosophy towards work and to push past status quo thinking. His focus is on leadership and the people side of LSS. As a Director, he was also responsible for Quality Assurance and Quality Control, to include the rigorous Aeronautical quality standard (AS). He developed in-house leadership development training that taught line managers to become leadership instructors.
Brad brings direct experience in cultural transformation, organizational development, Lean Daily Management Systems, visual management, standard work for leaders and employees, value stream management, cross-functional kaizen events, strategy deployment, and lean metrics. Brad believes that successful LSS deployments are built on successful change management principles and leadership more than tools and techniques.
Brad has taught college courses in quality management with a strong emphasis on LSS, including Process Capability and Statistical Process Control. Within the private sector, he has also taught courses on leadership, change management, influence/persuasion, and assertiveness.
Richard (Rick) Donahoue, CSCP, CPIM, specializes in consulting in supply chain optimization and operational excellence. He also provides training in most of the APICS sponsored materials, Operations and Materials Management, Lean and Inventory Management.
Rick has worked for York International, Graham Architectural, Honeywell and Tyco International. He held a variety of positions in Operations Management, Materials Management, Marketing/Forecasting and ERP implementations.
Rick is an APICS recognized Master Level Instructor in CPIM, CSCP, and the Lean Enterprise programs. He is certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University.
With more than 25 years of experience, Rick Donahoue provides a creative unique mix of solutions to get you on the best Lean track for your unique business.
Patrick Conlon helps companies to achieve positive results through Leadership Development and Lean Six Sigma training and implementation. Prior to consulting, Patrick was an Operations Executive, leading business transformations and start-ups, introducing Lean Six Sigma methods that improved efficiency, eliminated costs, decreased defects and optimized operations.
Since 2011, Patrick has been offering on-site Black Belt and Green Belt training and certification courses. He will visit your location to deliver one of the most effective training programs your company will ever utilize. Patrick has worked with an array of companies and entrepreneurs to train and implement Lean Six Sigma for continuous improvement and project management skills.
Patrick is a faculty member at Harrisburg University teaching Agile Lean Transformational Leadership in the Masters program for Project Management.
Patrick graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. He also obtained a Masters of Business Management degree from Alvernia University. He is a certified Black Belt from Acuity Institute.
Michael has 18 years of Lean Six Sigma experience at Honda of America including 4 years in Japan. He was part of an exclusive group that went to Honda’s Tier 1 suppliers to help them improve their processes and remain competitive.
Mike has a Master of Business in Operation Excellence (MBOE) Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Ohio State. Earlier, after attending The Citadel, he spent 11 years on active duty and is a lieutenant colonel. Much was gleaned in terms of leadership principles, and he recognized that the people skills gained are something most companies, if not all, need to embrace. Mike understands that while good management and good leadership are both essential, the key principles are not the same.
Part of Mike’s passion is the teach the 14 Leadership Principles and how one develops themselves to become the type leader who can “influence others to do a job willingly”.
Dave Rizzardo received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from PSU and worked in industry for 17 years focusing on quality/productivity improvement and the implementation of Lean Manufacturing principles.
As a Project Engineer Dave's major responsibilities included developing new manufacturing processes and leading employee teams in the planning and implementation of cellular manufacturing. Dave's area of concentration is the development of Lean Manufacturing training and implementation services.
Don Grimley is an ISO auditor who offers ISO 9001:2015 implementation services through Go-Lean-Six. Don is also a solution-based, cost-conscious Lean Six Sigma practitioner with over 40 years of proven expertise in developing and implementing structures/programs to boost production, reduce waste and elevate standards during the entire lifecycle of a product. Don’s work has been on manufacturing floor as well as in above the shop floor processes.
Don is committed to continuous-improvement efforts which sharply increase both customer satisfaction and company’s bottom line. He assesses systems and data to identify areas of improvement, using Six Sigma and Lean tools, to execute effective action plans for improvement. He has led over thirty rapid improvement (Lean Six Sigma Kaizen) events in manufacturing, logistics, office, service and warehouse environments identifying problems and accelerating process improvements.
Don is a Senior Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Association for Manufacturing Excellence, and Senior Member of American Society for Quality and the Lean Enterprise Forum. Don served as the education chair for the Northern Shenandoah chapter for the American Society for Quality. Don has worked in many industries such as Aviation, Defense, Aerospace, Rail transportation, Electronics and Fabrication shops.
“Technology is key to helping get business done!” Daniel is our technology expert helping businesses become more tech savvy so they can thrive safely in today’s digital economy. Daniel is the Go-Lean-Six technology coach. His clients benefit from his effective ability to communicate IT in a clear and understandable manner so they easily understand their unique internet, networking, smartphone and computer needs.
James Mikulski is a Certified Master Black Belt and an Enterprise Excellence Leader with more than 20 years of Lean Six Sigma experience. He is a highly accomplished, process-oriented, and results driven operational excellence leader with proven success in cultural transformation, operational excellence deployment, and execution. A strong, hands-on practitioner of Lean Six Sigma tools and continuous improvement methodologies.
James has hands-on experience in leading and implementing the complete Lean Six Sigma toolset including: 5S, Standard Work, TPM, VSM, SMED/Quick Changeover, Pull / Kanban, Cellular / Flow, FMEA, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Process Capability (CpK), statistical analysis / hypothesis testing (ANOVA, t-Test), Design of Experiments (DOE), & DFSS tools.
James is an energetic leader who leads cross-functional strategic initiatives to improve profitability by driving revenue growth, reducing operating costs, driving sustainable process improvements. He has had great success in workplace environments ranging from small/mid-sized companies to global enterprises in a variety of functional areas: HR, sales, marketing, R&D, engineering, finance, IT, operations, and supply chain.
Matt has more than 12 years of progressive manufacturing experience in high volume Fortune 500 vehicle manufacturing operations. His professional history includes positions in as Paint Area Manager, Assembly Area Manager, Lean Production Systems Manager, and Director Program Manufacturing. Matt obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 and his MBA with a focus in Continuous Improvement and Lean Systems in 2012.
Matt is known as a change agent and problem solver. He has a passion for working with team members to ensure the true root causes of problems are known. He is able to understand the complete value stream to ensure that the solutions provided meet the needs of all stakeholders. Matt has a proven track record of implementing lean tools in high paced operating environments. He has a unique ability to adapt the application of the lean tools to every individual by leveraging real-world examples.
Matt leveraged statistical process control to improve built-in quality. He also used Kanban to reduce lead time, create common value streams for similar parts, and implemented 6S to reduce waste and ensure all in process WIP could be managed visually. In Assembly, Matt implemented leader standardized work as a tool to drive accountability to the appropriate metrics. He also implemented waste walks which allowed Matt the opportunity to teach his team to see waste in every form. In addition to those examples, Matt is also implemented: daily management boards, Process Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping, TPM task lists, visual management, 6S, and kaizen.
Marty possesses more than 35 years of progressive experience in Manufacturing Operations. His professional history includes positions such as Vice President of Manufacturing at R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc., Lean Manufacturing Manager at BAE Systems, as well as General Manager at Vought Aircraft Industries. Marty is an active Board Member of the Manufacturers’ Association of South Central Pennsylvania.
Marty is known as a visionary leader and a hands-on change agent. Marty’s passion is developing manufacturing leaders and environments based on lean (Toyota Production System) principles in a transparent, integrity-based culture, delivering bottom-line results using the tools and processes to reach operational excellence.
Marty’s toolbox includes the use of Business Plan Deployment to set direction, standardized work, Kanban, built-in-quality, visual management, and continuous improvement. The continuous improvement culture is not just based on kaizen
events, but the ideas generated every day by all members of the greater team.
Marty was the Guest speaker at the 57th Advanced Manufacturing Forum sponsored by the Center for the Management of Technology and Organizational Change at Pennsylvania State University.
Many of Marty’s accomplishments are published in two best-selling books authored by Bill Carreira:
Lean Manufacturing that Works / Lean Six Sigma that Works
Joshua Kalwat is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality and
Organizational Excellence. He holds a bachelor’s
Degree in Industrial Design from Virginia Tech. Josh has 20 years of experience in manufacturing in a variety of roles in Design, Quality, Project
Management, and Process Improvement.
In these roles, Josh has proven ability to engage and lead an organization through the development and
implementation of custom training, quality programs, and process improvements that reduce
cost, increase capacity, add value, and enrich lives. His work has drastically improved plant performance and quality of work-life year over year.
Josh has been a key player in the planning and
execution of long-term growth strategies that include major equipment purchases, plant layout changes for efficiency, building renovations, and visual communications. He specializes in and is passionate about organizational excellence.
Gordon is a Lean Six Sigma coach and consultant, as well as our resident safety and process safety expert. Over the past decades, he has worked with healthcare facilities, food manufacturers, utilities, commuter railroads, pharmaceutical companies and firms in many other industries. He also has several years of experience helping oil and gas companies improve their process safety.
Gordon’s background is in management consulting and building businesses. He understands – from the leader’s perspective – the challenges faced when companies choose to make a cultural change in the business. He can help management guide their organization through the transition, establish the improved culture and appropriate metrics, and then deliver world-class performance.
Gordon is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP.) He holds a BS from Cornell University, an MS from NC State and an MBA from Penn State.
Tom is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Kent State coupled with a BS degree in Chemistry from Syracuse University. Tom has 38 years of manufacturing experience with companies including Allied-Signal, Eastman Kodak, Rexam Custom and Adhesives Research.
Tom began his career as a Product Development Chemist and then moved into Manufacturing Process Development, which included the creation and implementation of standardized processes and test methods for new products being transitioned to production from development.
Tom also has experience with ERP system implementation with a focus on the manufacturing side including bills-of-material, routings, discrete jobs, and planning.
Tom’s Lean Six Sigma areas of expertise include DMAIC, PDCA, FMEA, Kaizen, Kanban, Visual Management, and 6S implementation.
With 30+ years of experience, LuAnn's success in working with organizations comes from her deep experience in human resources strategy, organizational development, management, and start-up expertise. She holds a BS in Psychology with a concentration in Business as well as formal training certifications. She is a spirited workshop presenter who enjoys sharing her knowledge of various leadership and human resources topics with managers, first-line supervisors, clients, and HR practitioners. Additionally, LuAnn is a skilled facilitator of working groups and strategic planning processes.
Specialties: Competency-Based HR Management Systems, Organizational Staffing & Retention, Orientation & On-Boarding, Performance Management, Employee Relations, HR Compliance & Employment Law, Compensation & Benefits Management, Leadership & Organizational Development, Employee Training Processes, Business Start-Up, Process Improvement, Employee Assistance Programs, and Crisis Intervention.
As the Director of Operational Excellence, through implementing Lean Six Sigma solutions Dan can help your team to increase quality, decrease costs and lead times while boosting employee morale.
Dan is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with a concentration in DMAIC, Lean, 5S Workplace Organization, Quick Change, Root Cause and Corrective Action, and Value Stream Mapping (VSM) as trainer/coach.
With 18+ years experience in manufacturing and 22+ years experience in leadership, teaching, training, coaching and mentoring, Dan’s desire is for your company to excel at being the best in your industry beating the competition and winning customers.
Dan has helped to bring increased value to various industries such as semiconductor, aerospace, food, OEM, plastics, grinding, transportation, tooling, machine building, machining, cosmetic manufacturing, molds, education and the insurance industries. Give us a call to see how Lean Six Sigma will help you reach your business goals.
Lucas has over 27 years of experience in delivering results in business consulting, process transformation, and project management.
He has expertise in both Six Sigma and Lean,
having managed over 200 continuous improvement programs, trained over 2000 students, and mentored over 150 practitioners and business leaders.
His experience includes manufacturing, engineering, healthcare, insurance, technology, and oil and gas.
He has driven results in many processes including operations, supply chain management, engineering, service, sales, marketing, and IT. He has deployed continuous improvement programs at both Siemens Medical and Invensys, helping to reshape their businesses and drive profitable growth. Lucas also has 10 years of experience as Business Improvement Consultant, in multinational corporations such as ABB, Chevron, Shell, and Cisco.
Lucas holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering and a Masters in Project Management.
He is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Specialties: Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Project Management, Data Analytics and Modeling, Design for Six Sigma, Business Process Management, Kaizen events, Change Management, Workflow Automation, Value Engineering.