John leads LM+Co’s Performance Improvement practice. He has over 30 years of military, industry and consulting experience focused on assisting US manufacturing and service companies reach their potential. His engagements have delivered more than $25 billion in benefits and included strategy, organizational redesign, operational enhancements, global sourcing, marketing effectiveness, shared service development, LEAN operations and LEAN Six Sigma deployment.
As a consultant with Six Sigma Academy, Oliver Wyman and LM+Co, John has worked with more than 60 companies across the globe. He has gained substantial expertise in multiple industry sectors, including government contracting, aviation, industrials, transportation, food service, chemical, energy, financial services and healthcare. Prior to transitioning to consulting 15 years ago, John spent five years each with the US Army, Kaiser Aluminum and General Electric.
Specifically, John was an Armored Cavalry officer in the US Army assigned to duty stations in the U.S. and the Republic of Korea. Following his time in Army, John held front-line manufacturing roles, including press department, heat treat and die shop supervisory roles within Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Company. Additionally, John held manufacturing management, manufacturing quality, global sourcing and P+L positions with General Electric’s Transportation Systems in Erie, PA.
Following a consulting assignment with Citigroup, John became head of Citigroup’s global reengineering program in 2007-2008, John’s team delivered $10 billion in expense savings, a 16% reduction in total expenses.
Since joining LM+Co nearly six years ago, John has completed more than a dozen manufacturing, service and transportation middle market assignments. Private equity firms and investment banks reach out to John to assist with exit readiness efforts in order to formalize their portfolio company’s future strategy.
John has a Master’s of Science in Management from the Krannert School at Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) and was personally trained in Japan on the Toyota Production System.