Canada Team

 

Gary Rogers - Manager, Continuous Improvement

An exceptional leader committed to organizational excellence through an understanding of the relationship between people and processes.
 

Gary Rogers Manager, Continuous Improvement

 Professional Career 

2011 - present Kaizen Institute of Canada, Manager, Continuous Improvement
2005 - 2011 McCain Foods Limited, Competitive Edge Manager
1999 - 2005 McCain Foods Limited, Process Technologist
1997 - 1999 McCain Foods Limited, Marketing Statistician
1996 - 1997 McCain Foods Limited, Engineering Cost Control

Professional Expertise

Experienced and effective leader in Lean Manufacturing with extensive experience in Food Manufacturing and Mining.
International experience in manufacturing.
Senior Team Leadership experienced.
Extensive training and facilitation experience.
People focused and culturally adept, able to communicate and interact at all levels of an organization.

Specialties: Lean Manufacturing Methods, Change Management and Six Sigma

grogers@kaizen.com

 

 

Chris Stoddart - Senior Continuous Improvement Facilitator

Chris Stoddart Kaizen Senior Continuous Improvement Consultant

Professional Career

2012 - present Kaizen Institute Canada, Senior Continuous Improvement Facilitator
2011 - 2012 Group Lean, Director
2009 - 2011 Kaizen Institute Lean Advisors, Senior Advisor
2007 - 2009 Lean Velocity, VP Business Transformation
2005 - 2007 Standex Electronics, Director of Continuous Improvement
2003 - 2005 Solutions Plus, Senior Consultant
2001 - 2003 Data Cable, Plant Manager/Lean Champion
2000 - 2001 Rubbermaid, Shift Supervisor/5SFacilitator
1989 - 2000 Pfizer, Manufacturing Co-ordinator/Plant Trainer

Professional Expertise

A Lean Sensei experienced at working with all levels of an organization, from Senior Executives to the front-line
Trained and mentored by a Lean Sensei with over 30 yrs. experience in Continuous Improvement
Strong Lean background in manufacturing, government, higher education and healthcare sectors
Managed successful Lean implementations both at the site and multi-site levels

Education

Lean Black Belt – Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
Business – Athabasca University

cstoddart@kaizen.com

 

Mohammed Taoufik - Senior Continuous Improvement Facilitator

Mohammed Taoufik Senior Continuous Improvement Facilitator

Professional Career

2014 – present: Kaizen Institute of Canada, Senior Continuous Improvement Facilitator
2012 – 2013: Dectron International, Senior Consultant, Operations, Process and Continuous Improvement
2009 – 2012: American Iron and Metals, Director, Systems and Continuous Improvement
2002 – 2009: Lallemond, Director Continuous Improvement
1991 – 2002: OCP Group (Mining), Information Systems Project Manager

Professional Expertise

Lean Manufacturing practitioner experienced at working with all levels of an organization.
Project Management Professional with extensive Mining and Industrial Project experience.
Expert level knowledge of industrial engineering practices, manufacturing processes and scheduling methodologies.
Fluency in English, French and Arabic.
 

Education

MBA from Sherbrook University
 
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Professional Engineer in Quebec and Alberta
Project Management Professional

mtaoufik@kaizen.com
 

 

Gautam Thakur - Senior Continuous Improvement Facilitator

Gautam Thakur Kaizen Continuous Improvement Facilitator
Professional Career
 
2013 – Present: Kaizen Institute of Canada, Senior Continuous Improvement Facilitator
2011 - 2013:  Rockwell Automation, Business Process Improvement Manager
2009 - 2011:  Alghanim Industries, Kuwait, Manager, Operational Excellence
2004 - 2009:  Mahindra Satyam, Continuous Improvement Consultant
2001 - 2004:  LG Electronics, Engineer-Lean/Six Sigma
 
 
 
Professional Expertise
 
Lean Manufacturing practitioner experienced at working with all levels in an Organization.
Project Management Professional with mining and industrial project experience.
Expert level knowledge of industrial engineering practices, manufacturing processes and scheduling methodologies.
Team Leader
New Business Implementation
Capital Planning
An expert in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing methodologies.  Well honed leader with strong business acumen and international experience, including strategic planning and change management skills.
 
Education
 
MBA - Operations Management
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Certified Project Management Professional
Certified Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt
 
gthakur@Kaizen.com


 

 Rob Koller - Senior Continuous Improvement Facilitator

Rob Koller Kaizen consultant

Professional Career

2013 – present: Kaizen Institute of Canada – Senior Continuous Improvement Facilitator
2012 -- present: Sphere Management Group – Senior Project Manager
2001 – 2012: Sammina, Project Manager, Tactical Engineering
1994 – 2001: Nortel Networks, Engineering Senior Manager
1988 – 1994: Electronics Test Center, Product Integrity Manager
1982 – 1988: SED Systems Inc., Section Head - Electronic Design

Professional Expertise

Lean And Six Sigma practitioner in high-tech manufacturing and mining operations.
Wide variety of project management successes.
Engineering Management expert, electronics manufacturing and design, and owners liason to contracted engineering firms.
Technical expertise in test engineering and new product/process validation in electronics manufacturing.
Quality improvement projects, defet reduction, key process indicator reporting and quality process implementation.
Tactical and high-need assignments, business turnarounds, new business implementation, technology transfers and global experience.


Education

BSc in electrical engineering
Management Certificate for Professional Engineers
Certified Project Management Professional

rkoller@kaizen.com

 

 


 

Scott Masich - Senior Continuous Improvement Facilitator

Scott Masich Senior Continuous Improvement Facilitator

Professional Career

2014 – Present: Kaizen Institute of Canada, Senior Continuous Improvement Facilitator
2011 – 2014: High Performance Solutions, Business Process Optimization Consultant
2009 – 2010: Paintearth Energy Services, VP Surface Products
2005 – 2006: Strad Energy Services, Manager, Business Performance and GM
2001 – 2005: Collicutt Energy Services, Senior Project Manager
1997 2001: Enerflex, Engineering Manager
1990 1997: Agrium, Plant and Project Engineer

Professional Expertise

15+ years of experience with achievement of significant results for deployment of Lean/Six Sigma initiatives.
Over 10 years experience facilitating and coaching teams on Lean Manufacturing principals.
Experience in Strategic Planning, Balanced Scorecard, and Alignment implementations.
20+ years of budget and capital planning.
20+ years of project management experience.
 
 
 

Education

MBA in General Management
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Lean/Six Sigma Blact Belt

 

 

Chuck Cherry - Director, Human Resources

Chuck Cherry Kaizen Human Resources Director

Professional Career

2012 – Present: Kaizen Institute of Canada, Director, Human Resources
2011 – 2012: Enbridge Pipelines, Senior HR Business Partner
2006 – 2011: ABB Inc, Western Canada HR Manager
2001 – 2005: Syncrude Canada, Senior HR Advisor
1992 – 2001: HR Advisor, Fletcher Challenge Canada
1988 1992: Maintenance Team Leader, Fletcher Challenge Canada
1980 1988: Steamfitter, Fletcher Challenge Canada

Professional Expertise

Senior HR Practioner with a wealth of experience in Leadership Development, and Policy Development.
Over 25 years experience in facilitating development workshops for communications and leadership skills.

Education

MBA with a Human Resources Specialty

 

 

Dan Chartier- President, Kaizen Institute of Canada

Dan Chartier, President Kaizen Institute of Canada

Professional Career

2010 – Present: President, Kaizen Institute of Canada
2007 – 2010: ABB Inc, Project Management Office Director
2005 – 2007: McCain Foods, Program Manager
2000 – 2005: McCain Foods, Senior Project Manager
1997 – 2000: McCain Foods, Senior Project Coordinator
1990 1997: ABCO Inc., Site and Construction Manager

Professional Expertise

Executive level project manager with a rich background in global projects.

Education

Masters Certificate in Project Management (PMI)
Project Management Certification Program (PMI)

 

 

Marsha Meller - Continuous Improvement Facilitator

Marsha Meller Kaizen Continuous Improvement Facilitator

Professional Career

2014 – Present: Kaizen Institute of Canada, Continuous Improvement Facilitator
2012 – 2013: Nosecreek Forest Products, Operations Manager
2004 – 2012: Nosecreek Forest Products, Industrial Engineer
1998 – 2004: Teknion Alberta Ltdl, Industrial Engineer
1996 – 1998: Precision Gas Technologies, Process Engineer

Professional Expertise

Lean Manufacturing Practitioner experienced at working with all levels in an organization
Project Management Professional candidate with industrial and manufacturing project experience
Expert level knowledge of industrial engineering practices, manufacturing processes, mining and scheduling methodologies.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
MBA Candidate

mmeller@kaizen.com

 

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