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Les Gardner, Quality Assurance Manager

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Les has over 30 years of experience in developing and deployment of improvement methodologies across a wide range of industries and manufacturing operations. His background ranges from Lean Six Sigma and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) to Total Quality Management (TQM) program development and rollout. Building business excellence is Les’ primary focus. He has successfully led and mentored teams to deliver on time, on target results to accomplish site performance goals. He has personally applied the tools and has an extensive background in training all levels of the organization in Six Sigma, TPM and TQM components to build continuous improvement skills. He has held a wide range of process, environmental and quality engineering, coaching, capability development and TPM positions at SAPPI, National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments Incorporated.
Les is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, TQM Quality Advisor and has certified as an ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt, and JIPM (Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance) TPM Instructor. He attended the University of Massachusetts where he majored in Chemical Engineering.