Peter Peterka

Peter Peterka

President

Peter Peterka is the President of SixSigma.us and Leading Consultant on the Lean Six Sigma methodology. Peter has 20 years of experience performing as a Master Black Belt, and extensive experience in industry as an improvement specialist and engineer with an expertise in DFSS, working with numerous companies, including 3M, Dell, Dow, GE, HP, Intel, Motorola, Seagate, Xerox and many government institutions including NATA and US Army. Peter is a certified Master Black Belt and holds an MS degree in Statistics from Iowa State and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue. Peter worked for 3M over 10 years where he gained extensive experience applying Sigma Methodologies to a variety of processes. Peter has successfully developed Six Sigma deployment strategies and training for Product and Process Development, Manufacturing and Business Process Improvement. His broad experience across many technologies helped him gain insight on how to apply Six Sigma methods to Business Processes.

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Svetlana Rubtsova

Partner - Six Sigma Russia, Consultant

Official partner in Russian Federation and countries CIS. The company Shest Sigm LLC was founded in October, 2012 in Moscow. Svetlana became the head of Russian office . Currently working on the development strategy and enlarging the presence of Shest Sigm LLC in Russian and CIS. All the programs were adapted for the Russian-speaking audience. Svetlana is certified Master Black Belt and consultant. 

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Maria Mora Operations Manager 6sigma.us

Maria Mora

Operations Manager

Maria joined SixSigma.us in 2015 to provide customer service support with focus to the Latin America Market. Maria has continued to expand her responsibilities demonstrating leadership in all areas of business operations and the customer experience. Prior to SixSigma.us Maria excelled with over 10 years experience in administrative management and operational oversight. Maria exhibits an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction with internal and external customers. In Maria’s role as Operation Manager she is responsible for the alignment and direction of SixSigma.us resources to assure operational excellence of SixSigma.us processes.

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Jason Behr

Sales

Jason has been working with SixSigma.us since May 2005 demonstrating his commitment to the success of the company. Jason is a professional results-driven sales manager with over 20 years of experience. Jason demonstrated success in developing relationships with a wide variety of customers and managing B2B corporate sales providing support to clients worldwide.

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Joseph Peterka

Joseph Peterka

Online Account Manager

Joseph has been working as our Internet Training/Advertising Manager since September, 2011. Joseph is responsible for providing support to the Online program students all around the world; using a one on one approach. Joseph has proved his commitment providing support to customers worldwide while promoting SixSigma.us in the Online community. 

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Brion Hurley

Consultant

Brion joined SixSigma.Us in 2017. He is a Lean and Six Sigma consultant with over 18 years in the aerospace industry, and has experience in healthcare, sports industry, service/office processes, and nonprofits. He has degrees in Statistics, Quality Management, and Environmental Sustainability. He is based in Portland (Oregon), and primarily supports training and consulting opportunities along the west coast. He has a strong passion around using these skills to help address environmental and social issues. He volunteers his time to help nonprofits in Portland implement process improvement to further their mission.

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Bruce Gilbert

Consultant

Bruce has been working with SixSigma.us since it was founded in 2001 as one of the leading consultants on Lean Six Sigma. Bruce has a Masters Degree in Applied Statistics & Research Methods, and is a Master Black Belt. His consulting work began in 1998 as a Certified Instructor with Motorola.  His work since Motorola has taken him throughout the US, overseas to Southeast Asia, and to multiple countries in Europe. 

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George Woodley

George Woodley

Consultant

George has been working with SixSigma.us since 2005 performing as Master Black Belt. George has an extensive experience in project management, statistics, facilitation and mentoring. George delivers programs all around the world in English, French and Hungarian. 

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Ed Wright

Ed Wright

Consultant

I am a Master Black Belt and certified Black Belt with ten years of Sales experience and 9 years of IT experience while in R&D. I have held key positions throughout my career, including positions as Regional Operations Manager, Lead SCM Engineer, and Professor of Management, before applying my knowledge to the practical issues facing businesses today.

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Frank Adler

Frank Adler

Consultant

Frank joined SixSigma.us in 2013 but had previously been its partner since 2001. Frank is an accomplished leader and executive with over 19 years of progressive, international experience in multi-site Operations & Supply Chain Management, General Management and Quality Management. Delivers programs worldwide in English, German and Finnish.

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Greg Foster

Consultant

Greg Foster is a Senior Consultant with 6Sigma.US consulting. His diverse background in a number of public and private organizations make him uniquely suited for his role as a performance improvement consultant. He holds a B.S. in European Studies, French from the United States Naval Academy and is a certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Master Black Belt.

Greg began his career as a U.S. Navy destroyer officer and transitioned into roles manufacturing as a Process Engineer and internal process improvement consultant, transitioning to a transactional process focus during the last 17 years. He has served as a Program Manager, leading various teams of process improvement resources, while serving in his last several positions.

He has trained hundreds of Green and Black Belts, and Senior Leaders in the LSS/DfLSS methodologies. In addition to LSS, Greg also brings expertise in the areas of Systems Thinking/Dynamics and Emotional Intelligence and has developed internal quality improvement resources in these areas. 

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Jaclyn Waldrop

Jaclyn Waldrop

Consultant

Jaclyn believes in optimum utilization of LEAN principles to plan, perform and implement process improvement initiatives to drive business excellence and improve customer satisfaction.
She has the responsibility to oversee all Six Sigma projects. Provide and teach problem solving methodologies, mindsets, and behaviors to improve safety, quality, and operating efficiency.

She holds the key role to train, mentor, and assist process owners, champions, performance improvement project specialists (Green and Black Belts) and front line project teams in the use of process improvement tools and methodology to ensure timely completion of projects with expected internal and external customer results.
She has vast experience of working with senior level executives to determine and prioritize projects.

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Joe Wexler

Joe Wexler

Consultant

Joe has been working with SixSigma.us since 2004 as Master Black Belt. He was one of the members of the team charged with setting up a Six Sigma Initiative saving a Fortune 50 company over $250 Million USD within 3 years. Joe masters Process Benchmarking and Quality Improvement methodologies and has a National Quality Award training and consultation. Joe created a Supplier Quality training and consulting function in China.

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Juan Pablo Aragon

Juan Pablo Aragon

Consultant

Driven by excellence and passionate for people

Oriented to optimize Profitability, Productivity and Customers

Satisfaction by implementing “Lean Six Sigma” continuous improvement methodology. Results driven, strong believer of working with principles, values and a great attitude.

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Ken Ille

Ken Ille

Consultant

 Hands on Six Sigma experience, with Six Sigma US, Verizon and GE, in coaching/mentoring all levels of belts (MBB/BB/GB) in the Six Sigma process and tools. Led training for Business Leaders to be effective in their Champion roles and drive the culture of Six Sigma. I’ve Coached Black Belts and Master Black Belts in utilizing effective tools in each phase of the DMAIC and Lean processes, Facilitated project pipeline Summits to identify potential Black Belt and Green Belt projects that drive the company’s goals.

Certified as a Master Black Belt and certified as a Black Belt with GE.

Extensive Commercial experience working directly with our customers in both understanding the customers needs and in negotiating terms and conditions of the contracts.

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Marc Block

Consultant

Mr. Block has more than twenty years of experience in quality program implementation, management consulting, and project management. He has experience in the implementation of Lean Six Sigma quality including project team training and management activities. Mr. Block’s knowledge of quality management includes strategic planning, electronic meeting facilitation, business process reengineering, metrics development and rollout, business function assessment, and leadership skills development. He has also served in the U.S. Air Force as an Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) certified project officer, an internal quality consultant, and curriculum evaluator and instructor within the Air University.

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Mario Benitez

Consultant

Mario Benítez-Iturbe is a Master Black Belt and continuous improvement professional with over 15 years of experience in a wide range of industries, including business and information systems consulting, pharmaceutical, medical devices, mechanical locks, and flexible packaging manufacturing. During his professional career, he has developed and implemented effective actions to help meet business objectives, using Six Sigma and Lean methodologies and improvement tools. He has also been in charge of planning and managing organizational change towards a culture of continuous improvement, developing the potential of employees through focused training programs.

Mario has had international experience participating or leading several projects in U.S., Mexico, Brazil, and Paraguay, either as consultant or executive in transnational companies, such as Accenture and Merck & Co. He has held senior management positions as Lean Six Sigma Associate Director at two different pharma manufacturing sites in Mexico.

He holds a B. Eng. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey, and a Master in Business Administration at IPADE and Ivey School of Business, in Canada. He is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English and Portuguese.

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Marshall Nauck

Marshall Nauck

Consultant

I am a seasoned consultant, Master Trainer and Design/Lean/Six Sigma Master Black belt with Senior Leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies. This experience includes program management, strategic supply chain management, business strategy development, product and process development, engineering management, operational product line management and adult education.

At this point in my career, I am enjoying using my rich diversity of leadership experience in developing leaders, enriching organizational value, and enhancing the careers and lives of the next generation.

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Peter Usay

Peter Usay

Consultant

Peter is a product engineer by trade who moved into process improvement and became a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. His greatest successes are in the functional areas of Engineering, Manufacturing, IT, HR and Finance by utilizing the best methodology and local subject matter experts.

He has worked with Fortune 500 organizations in the government, plastics industry, global petroleum industry and the automotive industry.
His strengths include working with the individual contributors as well as with C-suite Leads.

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Richard Lynch

Consultant

Richard has been working with SixSigma.us since 2004 as Master Black Belt. Richard is specialized in advanced Statistical Data Analysis. Design of Experiments, Reliability Modeling, Sales Performance Data Analysis.  

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Jeff Jackson

Jeff Jackson

Consultant

Jeff has been working with SixSigma.us since it was founded in 2001 as Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean Flow Master. Jeff has a significant experience in assisting businesses all around the world to achieve breakthrough improvements and has proved to be one of the best Lean consultants. Jeff has contributed a lot to the success of SixSigma.us.

 

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Rachelle Wilkinson

Consultant

Rachelle has been working with SixSigma.us since 2005.  Rachelle has extensive experience in statistical education and training, and specializes in the use of Minitab for Six Sigma applications.  In addition to teaching, Rachelle has worked as a statistical consultant for both 3M and Intel Corporations.

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Ivan Martinez

Consultant

Results oriented professional with more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing, process improvement and sales in multiple industries including high volume manufacturing for medical devices, electric and electronic products, retail and wholesale distribution for information technology products and international and domestic sales for aftermarket automotive products.

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Michelle Brown

Consultant

Michelle is a dynamic, results-driven Lean Six Sigma Champion and Master Black Belt with over 20 years of operational excellence experience in various industries that include: Big Box Retail, Insurance, Health Care,  Financial Services and Oil/Gas.  

To date Michelle has delivered over 55M is qualifiable bottom line savings, designed and implemented multiple enterprise-wide transformational Operational Excellence programs that have engaged up to 1,800 associates, she has coached and mentored over 300 Master Black Belts, Black Belts, and Green Belts to certification and successfully led over 400 DMAIC/DMADV/Kaizen events within various industries and organizational verticals

Michelle’s specialties include: Transforming operations through standardization and process design, engaging associates in creating a culture of organizational change, increasing customer loyalty, and advancing strategic results through project identification, selection, and alignment. 

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Sam Windsor

Sam Windsor

Consultant

Sam has been working with SixSigma.us since 2006 as Master Black Belt. Sam masters quality improvement strategies and supplier management. Sam has been delivering programs for 15 years all around the world helping companies in finding solutions.

Rick Ruzga

Rick Ruzga

Consultant

Executive level operational excellence and compliance leader with 15+ years of delivering aggressive business results. Unique ability to synthesize Engineering, Quality, CI, Manufacturing, Finance and Customer Operations to improve processes. Foundational combination of technical and servant leadership skills that drives strategic initiatives, effective communication and credibility from floor level team members to executive and Board level officers. Innovative and great communicator with 100’s of examples of technical presentations, event facilitations, white papers, technical documents, implemented trade secrets, issued patents, invention disclosures, and Lean Six Sigma projects.

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Joe Ficalora

Consultant

Joe has been working with SixSigma.us since September, 2010 as Master Black Belt. Most recently Joe has been developing innovative business strategies. Joe continues to be deploying initiatives for business performance and growth for clients, by customizing and combining Innovation, VOC, Lean and Six Sigma approaches. Joe has experience of working in medical devices, alternate energy service areas, including solar energy services, pharmaceutical companies and traditional manufacturing companies.

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Dag Chyou

Dag Chyou

Consultant

Dag has been working with SixSigma.us since 2014 as Master Black Belt. Dag is specialized Lean deployment / improvement, Operations Excellence, Supply Chain Management, and Continuous Improvement.  Dag is certified Lean Expert, MBB, PMP, SCPro, and ASQ-CMQ/OE. He is also a certified Purchasing Professional in Taiwan, and certified Project Management Professional in China.

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Joe Basala

Consultant

Joe has been working with SixSigma.us since 2006 as a Master Black Belt with an extensive experience in quality / business improvement. Joe delivers programs worldwide and has proved his commitment to helping businesses in making changes.

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David Zemke

Consultant

Mr. Zemke has over 25 years of experience in continuous improvement program implementation, management consulting, and operations excellence. As a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he consults with various industries and has extensive expertise in the development and execution of continuous improvement programs and systems, utilizing methodologies like Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, Lean, and with Supply Chain. Companies that have used his expertise include ARAMCO, Cargill, United Health Care (UHG), Wipro, Cincinnati Water, and with additional industries in Banking and Retail arenas.

David is also a certified manufacturing engineer, has a BS in Applied Technologies and a Master’s of Science degree in Manufacturing Systems from the University of St. Thomas. He brings a balance of hands-on practicality in problem-solving and business process improvements while utilizing broad experience across various industries which facilitates further wisdom and insightful gains. Finally, he has taught several quality and operational classes at the University of St. Thomas, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, and The Carlson School of Business.

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Donna Whittaker

Consultant

Donna joined the 6Sigma.us team in 2018. She retired from the United States Army in 2012 after 24 years of service. After retirement, she spent the last 5+ years serving as the Lean Six Sigma Deployment Director and Senior Master Black Belt for the award-winning Office of the Surgeon General/United States Army Medical Command Lean Six Sigma Program.

Donna holds a BS in Medical Technology from the Medical College of Georgia, an MS in Transfusion Medicine from Duke University and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Immunology. She is a Certified LSS Master Black Belt, Change Agent, and Balanced Scorecard Professional. 

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