Les has over 30 years of experience in leading the deployment and application of continuous improvement methodologies across a wide range of industries and manufacturing operations. He has held process engineering, quality assurance and quality engineering, team leadership, coaching and capability development positions at SAPPI, National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments.
His background ranges from Lean Six Sigma and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) to Total Quality Management (TQM). Building business excellence is Les’s primary focus. He has successfully led and mentored teams to deliver on time, on target results to accomplish site performance goals.
Les holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and is certified as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt and JIPM (Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance) TPM Instructor.