Optics Industry Operations Expert Consultant

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This Optics Industry Operations Expert Consultant is a highly accomplished, process-minded senior executive with over 30 years of experience in progressive operations leadership for multi-site domestic and international manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain organizations. He has demonstrated successes in improving business operations, including KPI performance improvement, sales and operations planning, quality assurance, employee health and safety, and staff/culture development.  Results-driven, resourceful problem-solver committed to improving bottom-line results through developing and setting strategies for optimal operational performance and continuous improvement.  Technical proficiency in lean methodology tools, Microsoft Office Suite, and ERP (SAP, Navision, Global Shop, Made2Manage, DistributionOneV2, Alere).


  • 30+ years of Operations experience, including 9 in the optics industry
  • Continuous Improvement Leadership
  • Plant and Corporate Management
  • ISO 9000 experience
  • Mechanical Engineer, MBA, authorized OSHA trainer
  • Optics, automotive, semiconductor equipment, remanufacturing, machine shop, food processing, plastics markets

Relevant Accomplishments

  • Corporate leadership positions in operations, production planning, and quality for a mid-sized optics manufacturer. Worked with worldwide factories on operational improvements, lean manufacturing, quality, and capacity planning (S&OP). Managed sourcing decisions to balance company factories and led a team sourcing third-party custom products.  Led operations efforts with optics manufacturing and production control, resulting in improved on-time delivery, reduced inventory, and reduced factory cycle times.
  • Facilitated divisional lean manufacturing team focusing on streamlining the process from customer order to delivery of the product to reduce cycle time and errors and improve internal communication and customer satisfaction.
  • Consulting with clients on operational improvements to their manufacturing operations, including lean manufacturing, quality and process improvement, leadership development, and employee health and safety.
  • Driven to improve operational metrics covering safety, quality, cost, and customer service while also leveraging a hands-on approach to process improvements that improve employee engagement and bottom-line KPI results.
  • Internal consultant roles, including corporate ERP conversion to SAP. Led the manufacturing, production planning, and quality assurance SAP integrations at 5 manufacturing and corporate locations worldwide.
  • The management philosophy is to create employee ownership in safety, quality, and operations efficiency. I use an action-oriented, data-driven, teamwork approach to process improvement and floor-level associate engagement.



  • Owner and Principal Consultant, Z Operations Solutions
  • Vice President Manufacturing and Engineering, Fraser Optics
  • Director Global Production Planning and Capacity Management, Edmund Optics
  • Director Global Manufacturing Operations and Quality Assurance, Edmund Optics
  • Director Corporate Environmental, Health, Safety, Quality, Real Estate, Kulicke & Soffa Industries


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