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RC Caldwell

RC Caldwell, BSIE, MSE - CEO & President - Adjunct Professor

RC is an Operational Excellence Transformational Leader.  He has over thirty-five 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 assists and guides companies in transforming their organization to global excellence through product innovation, Lean Six Sigma improvements, and self-directed teams for superior products and services. His specialty is solving dynamic bottlenecks in manufacturing plants to increase capacity and revenue. He was an Associate Industrial and Systems Engineering Technology Professor at Sinclair Community College for eight years and returned in 2021 as an Adjunct ISET Professor. In 2022 he started teaching Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt as an Adjunct Professor at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. RC is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Master 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 Engineering from Wright State University. RC is a proud member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers and the National Society of Black Engineers.

Chris Halley

Chris Halley, BSChE – Principal Consultant

Chris is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with 25-plus years of experience. He has worked at the corporate level for several Fortune 500 companies and has over 9 million dollars in verified savings to his credit. Utilizing a variety of methodologies, including Six Sigma, Lean, and Action Workout, he has helped to develop and deploy process improvement initiatives. Throughout his career, he has trained and mentored over 1300 candidates and leaders in the tools and infrastructure required for sustained improvement in an organization. His experience crosses industry lines, including manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, banking, and military projects. His passion is applying the learning and infrastructure elements needed to achieve positive change in any organization. Chris has a degree in Chemistry with a focus on Nuclear Chemistry from Purdue University. He lives in Miamisburg, Ohio, with His wife of 32 years (Marla) and Carolina Dog (Roxie). His personal interests include golf, Dayton History, and Military History.

Dr. Andrew Lux

Andrew Lux, BSMetE, MSE, MBA, PhD – Principal Consultant - Adjunct Professor

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. Andy 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. He is an adjunct professor at the Ohio State University and University of Dayton. Andy 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.

Greg Battle

Greg Battle, PE, BSME – Principal Consultant

Greg Battle P.E. 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.

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