“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney
Lending a Hand:
Born and raised in a small town in southern Illinois, I understand first-hand how vital manufacturing jobs are to a community. Now as a Regional Manager at IMEC, I get to create long-term business relationships with manufacturers in Southern Illinois and provide solutions that help to create and maintain competitive futures.
I bring over 17 years of manufacturing and continuous improvement experience to the IMEC team. Having held different roles that range from line operator to the leadership level, I am able to see problems and solutions from different views of the business. This has allowed me to drive substantial results through continuous improvement activities and business strategic planning and I am excited to maintain these results with Southern Illinois manufacturers.
I take pride knowing that my expertise coupled with IMEC resources helps manufacturers identify cost-saving opportunities that improve business efficiencies and contribute to the betterment of our local economy.
The majority of my career has been in automotive electronics manufacturing. I started as a Production Operator on the line and advanced into roles like Production Leadership, Operational Excellence, Logistical Engineering, and Warehouse Management.
My experience in these roles has allowed me to serve as a company trainer for Value Stream Mapping, Lean, Total Predictive Maintenance (TPM), and Forklift certifications. I’ve also led over 100 workshops focused on using lean tools, managing ERP changes, and safety.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with a minor in Human Resources from the University of Phoenix, and later became certified in Six Sigma Lean Green Belt and Agile Methodology.