Jason Greer owns Higher Standard Consulting in central Iowa and works with organizations to create real value and profit for his customers. With 19 years of experience in IT, and 14 years as a of Six Sigma practitioner, he travels the country to help organizations see the true value that internal and external data can provide. With experience in continuous improvement and business intelligence, Jason works with organizations to measure past success and predict future trends. For the past 7 years, Jason's focus is to show how data tells a story and how that story can be used to better understand your customers, your processes, and your competition.
For 14 years, Jason has used Continuous Improvement techniques such as Six Sigma, Lean and Theory of Constraints to improve processes within many different industries including Construction, Service, Manufacturing, Education, Distribution, and Financial. Jason specializes in process improvement and process design, business intelligence design, financial modeling, business metrics design, and data governance.
As a transformational expert experienced in process assessment, process design, re-engineering and continuous
process-procedural improvements, Wes Winfrey is a swift, disciplined, data-driven analyzer of complex transformative
initiatives demanding controlled innovation and profitable results. Wes has worked across a multitude of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, finance, military, automotive, accounting, and more. Wes' speciality is building and leading profit-driven strategies and infrastructures interwoven with ongoing improvements, risk management and risk mitigation. He is a master of cultivating, mentoring organizational excellence, while nurturing exceptional internal and external relationships and loyalties across professional, technical, and skilled personnel.
For the past 10 years, Wes has worked as an accounting, business, finance, and project management consultant, working with Fortune 500 companies, seeing millions in clients' savings and return on investments thanks to his work. Previously, Wes held the position of Director of Global Sourcing/Purchasing and the Director of Finished Goods at Cummins Inc.
Richard Dye is a stable, technical, “turn-around specialist”, with successful multi-plant, multi-site experience. Richard's areas of expertise include improving profits, systems, and production. Richard is experienced in licensees, international business development, labor negotiations, finance and operations management in the global marketplace. With all of the years Richard has spent in manufacturing, he has learned that the best solution is not always a straight line and has the ability to see this and make changes that have saved companies millions of dollars.
Richard previously spend 8 years as Director of Manufacturing Process and Cost Optimization at Cummins Inc, and currently is a managing partner at Franklin Industrial Partners. Richard is known for offering innovative, visionary solutions in the manufacturing sector and is currently an agent for, GLG, Alpha Insights & Thomason Reuters, all expert witness firms. Richard holds 7 patents and is SIx SIgma Certified.
Roland Cavanagh, Prof Engr
Roland has been consulting to Fortune 1000 companies since 1990 in Operational Excellence, Team Performance and process improvement and re-design. He helps clients achieve significant results through a combination of consulting, technical problem solving, and facilitation while implanting the skills and knowledge necessary to sustain the rate of change.
Roland is practiced in manufacturing and both transactional service and transactional production environments, working 14 years in Engineering and management inside manufacturing companies, then consulting in myriad industries since 1990. He is adept at providing Lean/Six Sigma and other change management guidance and skill sets to Executive teams as well as front-line personnel, having consulted with GE, Sears, eBay, Sun Microsystems, America West Airlines, Shell/Texaco, Starwood Hotels, and many Financial Services and Insurance companies.
Roland brings together good Engineering practices, key Lean/Six Sigma tools, and years of hands-on experience consulting with myriad clients around the world. He provides fact based, data drive-philosophy of business improvement, focus on durable, sustainable team building, common sense proven tools, and broad experience, and of course results, with finesse, integrity and a sense of humor.
Mark Welch has a 25-year success record as a Consulting and Operations professional, and has developed and implemented winning Lean business strategies, processes and procedures for public and privately-owned businesses ranging in size from $50 million to over $3 billion in annual sales. After a varied operations career, including Industrial Engineering and Plant Management positions at Goodyear Aerospace, Amdahl, and Peerless Lighting, he began his migration toward consulting in New York City with Manex, a member of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), creating their Lean Enterprise program.
As the Director of Lean Enterprise for Littelfuse, the largest circuit protection company in the world, he had the ultimate responsibility for the philosophy, training, roll-out, marketing, and execution of their global Continuous Improvement program involving over 5,000 Littelfuse associates in Lean efforts, and completing over 2,000 Lean projects. Mark has consulted with a vast array of clients, including Harland American, Marich Confectionery, Pactiv, PG&E, Cal Maritime Academy, and Littelfuse. He is proficient in all major areas of Lean Enterprise implementations including: Hoshin Kanri, A3 Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work development, 3P, Flow, and Pull, with special emphasis in Kaizen facilitation.
Elizabeth Lowe is currently the Director of Marketing at Higher Standard Consulting. Elizabeth graduated from Baylor University in 2013 with a BBA in Marketing. She started her career at Cox Media Group in New York City as an Account Manager, working in television advertising sales. In this position, Elizabeth worked closely with network TV stations and advertising agencies to ensure that advertising goals were being met and that both buyers and station management were being served.
Before joining Higher Standard, Elizabeth held the position of Director at Robin's Nest Children's Home in Montego Bay, Jamaica. While working at the children's home Elizabeth worked on most areas of the organization including finance, accounting, marketing, HR, compliance, and more.