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Margo Barr

 

Technical Specialist

“If you lean in the direction of success you will you make progress even when you fail.” – Author Unknown

Contact Information:

Phone: 815-218-6070
Fax: 309-677-3289
Email: mbarr@imec.org

About:

I grew up in a small Northern Illinois community and come from a family of hard blue-collar manufacturing workers. My career journey began as a line worker at an automotive plant; I then pursued my education and entered the world of continuous improvement in manufacturing.

Over the last 20 years, I have been fortunate to work in different industries and witness the enthusiasm, hard work, and dedication that makes it possible for organizations to reach and exceed goals. My work has included mentoring, continuous improvement, lean implementation, quality systems, and logistics. I am a true believer that when a workforce has the resources and knowledge needed to succeed, then success is obtainable.

By focusing on data and transparent communication, I can help propel any organization to the next level of success. At IMEC, I get to leverage the knowledge and skills I’ve gained in manufacturing management to continue helping Illinois manufacturers thrive and become more competitive.

Expertise

  • Lean Operations
  • Management coaching
  • Quality Systems
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Northern Illinois University
  • Master’s in business administration from Northern Illinois University

Specialized Skills

  • Lean Systems Certified
  • ISO 9001 Auditor
  • HACCP
  • Six Sigma

Results

Throughout my career, I have implemented LEAN projects that had a cost savings of over 2.7 million dollars and a ROI of over 4.5 million dollars. I have successfully implemented ISO QMS systems in various facilities and through mentoring programs, and decreased employee turnover by over 70% in three separate facilities.

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