Caldwell & Associates LLC

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Our Story

Caldwell & Associates LLC was founded based on a virtual global team made up of Master Black Belts, Black Belts, and Lean Sensei that I led while I worked at Johnson and Johnson.  Each member of my team had sufficient manufacturing and engineering experience with a technical or scientific degree.  One of my team's primary responsibilities was to solve "Critical Business Problems" at strategic suppliers throughout the Johnson and Johnson supply chain, including Consumer Products, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceutical suppliers.  Vice Presidents and Directors would call on my team to resolve Critical Business Problems at the supplier, such as:

1.)  Customer recalls or complaints caused by the supplier

2.)  Product backlog or capacity issues

3.)  New product launch delays

4.)  High numbers of quality rejects

A team member would contact the supplier and partner with their leadership team to inform them of our collaborative approach to solve their Critical Business Problem.  We had to determine the root cause and develop short-term and long-term solutions on the first visit.  The first visit to suppliers in the US, Mexico, and Canada was 3 to 4 days, and oversee was 5 to 10 days, depending on the problem's degree of difficulty.  Our work was done effectively and efficiently.  In most cases, my team member would lead the project management of both solutions to completion.  My team was like a "Special Forces Unit" to resolve Critical Business Problems within Johnson and Johnson supply chain. Now, I am using the Special Forces business model at Caldwell & Associates to help our customers' supply chain.


Our Culture

Vision

To provide and transfer world-class excellence to our customers

Mission

Our mission is to continue to learn and provide coaching, training, mentoring, and consulting to improve our customer's organization and global market position.

Who we are:

We are a Christian company that provides and transfers excellence in consulting, training, coaching, and mentoring to our client's employees.
“For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.”                               – 1 Corinthians 3:9 NIV

“Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.
– Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV --  Meaning - To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice your gift.

We will work smarter and harder for the best results for our customers, their employees, and their stockholders.In everything we do, we will do it with integrity, effectiveness, efficiency, honesty, and respect for our customers, our associates, our global community, and the environment.

The quest for power is selfish, but the quest for excellence is maturity. Excellence is aligned with GOD.

Black Lives Matter
Caldwell & Associates supports Black Lives Matter because we understand that it means equality and justice for everyone in the United States of America.  It is time for a change in America!  As part of our support, we plan to build an affordable house in the summer of 2021 in Westwood, a low-income African American neighorhood in Dayton, OH.  It is a neighborhood that has been left out of the federal opportunity zone, but we are trying to lead the way to revitalizing the neighorhood.  Mr. Byron Hodges, an African American Residential Design Consultant, designed the house, and an African American construction company will build the house. 

As the founder of Caldwell & Associates, I am committed to Westwood because I grew up there, my mother lives in the neighborhood, and it is a great neighborhood that needs redeveloping.  Caldwell & Associates Black Lives Matter goals are not about making money, but all about inspiring and investing in Westwood one house at a time.

Christian Outreach
Caldwell & Associates donates 10% of our earnings to our Christian Outreach program:

We are providing funding to St Jude Research Children Hospital


Our Leadership Team:

Greg Battle

Greg Battle - Principal Consultant 

Greg has over thirty years of manufacturing and engineering experience in the Aerospace and Automotive industries with GE Aircraft Engines, Ford, Coolant Control, and Lean Continuous Improvements. As a Senior Plant Manager, he leads The Ford Production System in multiple sites in North America and worked two years in Tokyo, Japan, with senior management building the joint venture between Ford and Mazda. For his efforts, he received twelve Managerial Awards of Excellence and three Departmental Managers Awards. Greg graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering while earning two All-American Football Awards with a 3.97 GPA. He played in the NFL for four years with the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots. He is a certified Professional Engineer, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and Lean Sensei. Greg is President and CEO of Lean Continuous Improvement LLC.


Dr. Andrew Lux

Dr. Andrew Lux - Principal Consultant

Andrew Lux Ph.D. is an Operations and Technical leader with extensive experience in overseeing and directing global operations within Class II and Class III medical device and pharmaceuticals manufacturing firms. His expertise ranges in leading business transformations (turnarounds), coordinating and leading strategic acquisition, business development transactions and revenue growth strategies for startup and midsized companies. His background is in directing companies ranging from start-ups to multimillion-dollar global business, including divisions for Johnson & Johnson, GE, Medtronic, Baxter, and others. He is skilled at building new operational infrastructures or turning around underperforming facilities to drive exceptional growth for expansions or position for acquisition. He has successfully implemented world-class manufacturing programs using Lean Six Sigma processes at J&J, Medtronic, GE and Baxter. Because of his technical background he has been repeatedly sought out to help maximize operational performance within engineering, quality, and operations functions. He has taught Courses in Operations Management, Statistics, Material Science, Lean Six Sigma, Business Development & Entrepreneurship. Andrew has MS and PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MBA from Case Western Reserve University, and a BS from Cleveland State University. He holds certifications as Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Quality Systems Manager. Andrew is Founder and President of JL Enterprise Group Inc.


RC Caldwell

RC Caldwell - Principal Consultant 

RC has over thirty years of management, engineering, and manufacturing experience from Johnson & Johnson, General Motors, Goodrich Aerospace, Cintas, and Sinclair Community College in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and China. He led the Global Supplier Excellence Partner Development group that resolved critical quality and capacity problems at strategic suppliers. His expertise is in assisting and guiding companies with the transformation of their organization to world-class excellence through product innovation, Lean Six Sigma improvements, and self-directed teams for superior products and services. He was an Associate Industrial Engineering Technology Professor at Sinclair Community College for eight years. RC is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Six Sigma Black Belt, and Lean Sensei. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science in Human Factors Engineering from Wright State University.


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