I am a results-oriented Master Black Belt with significant experience (over 35 years) managing and executing Six Sigma projects. His major strengths include Statistical Techniques, Lean Application, Critical Chain Projects, Teaching & Facilitation Skills, Listening, and Working with Diverse Teams.
Saved a “Bleeding” Division – I was a key member of the Raytheon Six Sigma team responsible for analyzing the business and quickly developing an effective improvement plan. He lead the team in the worst area – composites – and reduced the defective rate from 100% to 25%, effectively stopping the “bleeding” within the division.
Created Step Function Solutions to Customer Needs – I developed and facilitated a process around Design for Six Sigma that immersed the design teams in a creative environment, which facilitated the development of novel, non linear, and relevant solutions to warfigther needs that lead to a 95% design success rate. Each contract was worth several millions of dollars.
Saving a Sole Source Defense Industry Supplier from Bankruptcy – I lead a Six Sigma team that was responsible for analyzing a key defense industry and developing an effective improvement plan He lead the team in addressing their worst area, Pellet manufacturing and, using process characterization, reduced the press set-up time by 99% (from 12 hours to 15mins). This significant improvement began a series of successes, resulting in the company turning a profit.
Improving a Green Belt Program to Return Results – I was responsible for designing and implementing a results-based Green Belt program, which improved the certification rate from less than 50% to 75% (3000 Certified Green Belts). This step has returned over $20M annually to the company.
Blending High Tech with High Rate – I developed a highly effective minimal inspection Quality System for a start-up subsidiary, combining high tech products and high-rate manufacturing lines. The results:
1/2008 - Present
Bersbach Consulting LLC
5/2004 - Present
American Society for Quality
1981 - Present
University of Arizona
1/2004 - 12/2007
1/2004 - 5/2004
2004 - 2004
10/1980 - 12/2003
W.L Gore & Associates
3/1972 - 10/2003