Director
Sustainability and Operational Excellence Services

262.707.7775 | [email protected]

As a Senior Consultant with WMEP, Randy brings more than 40 years of leadership, industrial engineering, quality, plant, operations, consulting, project and program management experience across a wide array of industry types and size.

In 2010 he launched WMEP’s award winning Profitable Sustainability Initiative (PSI) helping manufacturers establish a connection between higher profit and improved environmental outcomes. PSI has served hundreds of Wisconsin manufacturers and has expanded WMEP’s competencies and capabilities to include; sustainable practices, energy conservation and water stewardship. He led WMEP’s 2019 acquisition of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council further strengthening WMEP’s leadership position in providing sustainability services.

In 2017 Randy was integral in the launch of the state sponsored Transformational Productivity Initiative (TPI). TPI is designed to help manufacturers systemically address lagging productivity, a declining workforce, adoption of automation and digital technology. The overall goal is to achieve a minimum of 30% to 40% facility level productivity improvements over a three to five – year period. More than two dozen manufacturers are currently at various stages of the program.

Skill Set:

  • Lean
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Sustainability
  • Employee Engagement

Experience:

  • Industrial Engineer
  • Quality Manager
  • Facilitator JIT & TQM
  • Program Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Consultant

Certifications:

  • SME Lean Bronze
  • Quality Circle Facilitator, Quality Circle Institute
  • Front Line Leadership, Development Dimensions International
  • Seven Management and Planning Tools, Goal QPC
  • Project Management, UW Madison

Education:

  • BS in Management Cardinal Stritch University

Randy and his wife live in West Bend. They have two adult children, one in Denver, one in Atlanta, a daughter in-law and one grandchild. He spends his free time maintaining their yard, smoking a variety of meats, frequent trips  to Colorado and Georgia and spending time with friends and family.

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