Summary

A commercially focused professional with a proven ability to 'make things happen' and 20 years experience operating at strategic director level in dynamic market-leading organisations. Specific experience includes formulating and delivering transformational lean strategies into diverse manufacturing environments, usually delivering double digit benefits against tight deadlines. A confident trainer in all aspects of lean manufacturing with extensive experience of working at all levels within organisations with a noted skill in demonstrating that lean transformation can be fun.
Additional experience acquired as a key member of a private equity backed management team that delivered impressive business growth which tripled equity value within 3 years.

Expertise


• Profit Improvement
• Cost Reduction
• Transformation
• Change Management
• Strategy Planning
• Logistics
• Purchasing & Supply
• Lean
• Kaizen
• Exit Strategy Planning

Experience

  • Kaizenworld

    Director - 07977 124 680
    2004 - Current
    Kaizenworld
    Kaizenworld has a diverse client base (from "blue chip" to SME) - Professional Services, Food, Printing, Manufacturing where it has assisted the management teams in driving down cost, improving profitablity and increasing capacity.
  • Wiremold

    Operations Director
    1999 - 2004
    Joe started his career as a graduate trainee with Vickers, the UK defence equipment manufacturer and developed his management skills with five other companies before becoming a key member of a four strong private equity backed Management Buy Out team that tripled the value of the company in three years. Joe was subsequently involved in the negotiations which led to its sale to Wiremold, the American multi-national company featured in Womack and Jones's ground-breaking book "Lean Thinking". Tasked by Wiremold to transform his UK plant into a world class lean facility, Joe was trained in the UK, America and Japan where he received training from Shingijutsu in the Toyota Production System and worked closely with senseis who visited him regularly over the next six years.

Education History

  • Mechanical Engineering

    University of Bradford
    2000 - 2000
    1st Class Honours

Qualifications

Certified Diploma In Accounting and Finance
Chartered Engineer

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