President & COO
Russell has 27 years of end-to-end supply chain experience, with deep roots in manufacturing. He has 29 years of lean manufacturing experience having been a member of the Cummins Production System Steering Committee, one of the authors of the Honeywell Operating System, time spent working with Hijima Oba from Toyota’s North American Supplier Development Center, and nearly 10 years partnering with TBM Consulting having introduced lean into various companies. In addition, Russell was an executive sponsor of several six-sigma corporate roll-outs, having sponsored dozens of six-sigma projects.
Russell spent most of his career within the automotive industry, but has also worked within the Food & Medical, and Consumer Products industries. Russell has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management/Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology. Russell also attending Stanford University’s Executive Program Management of Technology Companies. Russell has a passion for driving progress through people; and away from working he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, especially in the outdoors.