Chuck joined Firefly Consulting in 2010. He brings substantial experience, both regionally and internationally, to performance assessment and improvement, as well as product and process design. Over the course of his more than 30-year career, he has worked with clients in diverse industries such as oil and gas, financial services, aerospace, life sciences, utilities, government, optics, automotive, semiconductors, packaging, and computer software and hardware.
With an express interest in process optimization, Chuck has devised and launched operational initiatives that yield millions of dollars in savings for clients, frequently reducing cycle times by more than 70%. He builds rapport quickly while working with staff to increase capabilities and is accomplished at fundamentally improving operations enterprise-wide.
Chuck has delivered quality function deployment workshops in design for the University of California-Berkeley and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State and San Jose State Universities. He delivered design presentations at several international conferences and currently co-instructs the Master Black Belt professional course for the University of Texas at Arlington.
Publications and Insights
- “Accelerating Results With Enterprise-Wide Kaizen Events - Part 2,”
Author, LinkedIn, April 2017
- “Accelerating Results With Enterprise-Wide Kaizen Events - Part 1,”
Author, LinkedIn, February 2017
- “What’s Your Improve-Mentality?”
Author, LinkedIn, November, 2016
- Innovating Lean Six Sigma,
Contributing author, McGraw-Hill, 2016
- The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbox,
Author, Contributing author, McGraw-Hill, 2004
- Manufacturing Handbook of Best Practices: An Innovation, Productivity and Quality Focus,
Contributing author, St. Lucie Press, 2002
- The Handbook of Supply Chain Management,
Contributing author, St. Lucie Press/APICS, 2001
- The Quality Function Deployment Handbook,
Co-author, John Wiley & Son, 1998
Colorado State University
BS Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Industrial Management
Certified Master Black Belt