Lean Six Sigma Specialist Brings Experience to IMEC Clients

Posted by Amy Fitzgerald on May 19, 2014 9:10:38 AM

Welcome the newest member of the IMEC team, Lean Six Sigma Specialist serving northeast Illinois...

John Cosentino, IMEC SpecialistJohn Cosentino, a Technical Specialist with the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, has 26 years of manufacturing experience as a Project/Program Manager, Operations Manager, Vice President of Operations, and Continuous Improvement Manager.  A Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Champion, John has also completed course work in Lean Tools and Methodology, Lean Accounting, and is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach.

John has led cross-functional teams as part of organization-wide lean transformations, incorporating many of the lean tools in his skill set, including 5S, Pull Systems, Kanban, Work Cells, Set-Up Reduction, Cycle Time Improvement, Preventive Maintenance, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, and Problem Solving.  As a result of one engagement, John identified and drove operational improvements through the application of Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies resulting in process improvements of $70,000, operating expense reductions of $200,000, and annual cycle time reductions of 18,000 hours.

In addition to lean and operational continuous improvement, John has both Lean and Six Sigma teaching experience, along with experience coaching and mentoring Yellow and Green Belts. He holds a BA degree from the University of Saint Francis and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Based out of Northeast Illinois, John’s background in continuous improvement, Lean, and Six Sigma will bring a great range of experience and capability to the manufacturers in the region.  If you’re interested in learning more about John, or how he can help assist your organization, email him at jcosentino@imec.org or call IMEC at 888-806-4632.

Amy Fitzgerald

Written by Amy Fitzgerald

Topics: lean, operations, process management

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