Invited to attend the workshop by Jaime Hernandez, Martin is a global consultant in operational excellence involving the strategic application of lean manufacturing (Lean), total productive maintenance (TPM), quality, and industrial engineering (IE). He has led strategic consulting, training and execution at over 100 plants in the USA, Canada, Australia, India, Latin America and Europe. Martin?s background spans several industries, including Automotive, Metals and Mining, Information Systems, Oil and Gas, and Ship Building.
He is currently responsible for starting up an organization with two divisions, Global OpEx Solutions and CenTex OpEx Consortium. Prior to OpEx Solutions, Martin was a senior manager at Alcoa?s Primary Products, responsible for strategically applying Lean, and he led an initiative for the global implementation of TPM. He managed program quality for all North American programs at Delphi Thermal & Interior, involving quality engineering, program management and Lean. Prior to Delphi, Martin was consulting through EDS, Tata Consulting Services, and independently in the areas of manufacturing management systems and operational excellence. Martin has led four corporate and division wide initiatives including Lean, TPM, FMEA/PCP and error-proofing. He has two masters? in IE and a bachelor?s in mechanical engineering. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Martin has been a speaker at several conferences of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). He serves on the board of AME?s Southwest Region and is a Director of IIE?s Lean Division. With over twenty five years of professional experience, Martin is well recognized for his passion for excellence and strategic execution through demonstrated accomplishments of flawless new product launches, successful implementation of initiatives and demonstration of bottom-line results.