Energetic, seasoned professional who leads teams to higher performance through dedication to safety, quality, and leadership. LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt who can help improve any process and instill the spirit of continuous improvement in an organization.
CACI, Norfolk, VA and ORBIS, Portsmouth, NH 2015-Present
Assisted in development and facilitation of leadership and continuous improvement training for Navy clients. Accompanied Dr. Steven Spear, author of “The High Velocity Edge”, to advance continuous improvement concepts and culture at naval shipyards. Developed a continuous improvement and LEAN Six Sigma workshop for Navy management. Spearheaded a management coaching program at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Coached and mentored Portsmouth Naval Shipyard managers to improved organizational performance through enhanced leadership and employee engagement.
Manager of Environmental, Health, and Safety
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME 2008-2014
Senior civilian responsible for the safety, health, and environmental impact of 4,700 people on a 200 acre heavy industrial ship repair complex. Led shipyard and staff of 60 ESH professionals in a behavioral based safety program, leading to recognition as a Voluntary Protection Program Star Site and the Chief of Naval Operations Safety Award. Represented the shipyard to the public, media, federal and state EPA and OSHA through several sensitive events, including a worker fatality and the USS MIAMI fire. Helped devise and lead “Renewal of Shipyard Values and Pride” and “Declaration of Excellence” cultural campaigns to engage people, improve performance, and foster better worker-management relations.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME 2002-2005
Managed comprehensive quality assurance program including auditing, surveillance, quality engineering, material procurement quality, and root cause analysis in incident investigation. Help develop and implement the Quality Performance System across the four naval shipyards to document, track, and trend leading indicators. Led efforts to better forecast and prevent quality problems, including chairing a Quality Forum to advance continuous improvement concepts and culture. Led a LEAN Rapid Improvement Event that reduced submarine material inspection backlog by 50% in six months.
EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
BS Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1981
Nuclear Shift Test Engineer, General Dynamics/Electric Boat, Groton, CT 1983
Process Review Leader, Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997
Situational Leadership, PNS, 1998
Effective Writing, PNS, 1998
Instructor Development, PNS, 1998
Comprehensive Supervisor Development Program, PNS, 2001
Cause Mapping, Think Reliability, 2003
NAVSEA Executive Leadership Course, Arlington, VA, 2004
LEAN Green Belt, PNS, 2005
Naval Reactors Leadership School, Washington, DC, 2008
Leading Indicators, American Society of Safety Engineers, Cambridge, MA, 2009
Dale Carnegie, PNS, 2009
Learning Organization, CACI, 2011
Five Dysfunctions of a Team, CACI, 2012
Crucial Conversations, CACI, 2016
Inside Out Coaching, CACI, 2017
Productive Conflict, DISC, Newton MA, 2018
- Experienced leader who focuses groups on defining and achieving their goals.
- Effective trainer of a wide range of technical, quality, safety, and leadership topics.
- Adept writer and editor with years spent crafting and revising executive letters, regulatory audit responses, and Navy incident reports.
- Expertise in root cause analysis and human factors gained through hundreds of safety and quality incident investigations.
- Organized, detail oriented, and administratively savvy, proficient in rapid, accurate documentation and processing complex regulatory paperwork.
- Hike, bike, golf, ski
- Volunteer driver for TASC (Transportation Assistance for Seacoast Citizens)