Kimberly McAdams

Kimberly is an experienced process improvement expert who draws on her strong operations background to advise clients across the US, Mexico, Europe, and Asia in leading the development of more efficient products, services, and supply chains.

Committed to knowledge transfer, Kimberly has taught and coached over 800 champions and belts in a wide variety of industries including insurance, banking and finance, higher education, healthcare, energy, consumer products, medical devices, electronics, semiconductors, chemical, and automotive.

Her interest in process improvement developed over two decades ago as an engineer and manager at Motorola, working in Texas, Arizona, and frequently in Europe and the Far East. She is a contributing inventor on US Patent 523156.

Publications and Insights

Notable Achievements

  • Trained and coached a team of Green Belts at a large healthcare insurance company resulting in $7.2M in savings within the first year, and a 10X ROI.
  • Led the development and international roll-out of a Lean Six Sigma program for an $8B medical device company.
  • Managed an international team responsible for efficiency and standardization of semiconductor test equipment.
  • Used Lean Manufacturing concepts to reduce waste by 50% in an automotive electronics assembly line.


University of Missouri-Rolla
MS Engineering Management

University of Texas at Austin
BS Mechanical Engineering

Motorolan of the Month
Division Employee of the Quarter (first recipient)

Certified Master Black Belt

Firefly Publications