Greg worked in the energy sector (oil and gas exploration and production) for over 36 years before retiring as Lean Director at Aera Energy LLC (Aera) in December 2016.
His last 20 years at Aera were dedicated to the areas of innovation, continuous improvement, strategy deployment, and all aspects of Lean deployment including executive coaching.
He was also a certified and experienced instructor for a long list of internal and external Lean and leadership courses. Greg has presented at international conferences, regional summits, and major universities.
During his career at Shell Oil Company and Aera, he had the opportunity to gain a lot of valuable experience, training, and education including:
- Balanced Scorecard training from Kaplan & Norton at Harvard University
- Engineering Management certificate at Caltech in Pasadena
- Professional certifications through ASQ including CQE, CQM, CQA, and CQIA
- Lean certification at Arizona State University
- AME/SME Lean Bronze certification
- TWI-JI master trainer certification
- and other Lean and leadership curricula
In Greg’s personal journey to understanding what it takes for an organization to become a world class, high performing organization, he has visited hundreds of facilities including factories, hospitals, distribution centers, farms, agricultural processing plants, refineries, universities, military academies, and others.
He has also been blessed with the opportunity to know, work, and collaborate with many tremendously successful leaders from business, JPL/NASA, academia, non-profits, and others including several Lean "guru's" to learn about their personal journeys and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Greg has been passionately involved with Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) for about 18 years www.ame.org. He has served as President for the western region, Chairman for the president’s council, Conference Chair for the 2016 AME international conference, and he is currently serving as the AME Chairman of the Board.