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E. George Woodley

ASQ Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
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Certified Lean Sigma Master Black Belt


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Over twenty-five years of experience in the discipline of customer-focused root cause analysis (problem solving), mentoring and project management of continuous improvement teams; designing and implementing employee training programs for Lean and Six Sigma manufacturing and transactional organizations. Excellent communication and instructional skills to present technical information in a style that is precise, clear and accurate. Able to provide a comfortable learning and working environment in the classroom and in real-world projects. Highly motivated and results driven during the process of managing projects in a timely yet feasible manner.


Summary of Accomplishments


Professional Experience:


Self-Employed (dba) Quality First Training Services - May 1996 to Present

  • Project management, training, and mentoring in Lean and Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) for Manufacturing and Service industries: Internal Revenue Service – Dep’t of Recruiting (Project Team Leader – value stream mapping).

  • Training, facilitating, and application management for Washington Mutual, Motorola and Ford’s Lean Six Sigma, Global 8-Discipline, Team Oriented Problem Solving, FMEA, Experimental Design, and Statistical Process Control (SPC) programs. Customized Lean program for Visa International (San Francisco) and Irving Oil (Saint John, New Brunswick)

  • Select projects mentored and managed to completion and implementation: ATB Financial ($11M annualized), National City (ROI = $3M annualized), American Red Cross (ROI = $170M annualized), plus additional projects mentored to completion, including Alltel, Washington Mutual, Freddie Mac, TD-Canada Trust (ROI = $8M), L-3 Communications - (150-plus projects with an ROI > $135M approximately).

  Specific Deployment Experience

  • Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB Financial) – Calgary, Alberta – July 2013 – present

Lean Master Black Belt – Developed materials for training Green Belts and Facilitator Training. Providing coaching and support for 21 candidates.

  • Bank of Montreal – Toronto, Ontario – January 2013 – April 2013

Process Centre of Excellence Lean Expert – Development of a Process Transformation initiative, involving project management, implementation of Lean principles, coaching, mentoring and train-the-trainer responsibilities.

  • Boston Scientific – Galway, Ireland – April 2011 to June 2012

Lean & Six Sigma Program MBB - Implementation of extensive Black Belt (11 BB’s) and Green Belt (27 GB’s) training programs. Project mentoring and follow up certification of all waves of belts.

  • Washington State Department of Health – November 2011 to January 2012

Lean Master Practitioner – Implementation of Lean Enterprise program for 31 Lean Agents

  • TD – Canada Trust  – January 2010 – November 2011

Lean and Six Sigma for 11 projects with approximately 5-10 team members each – Process owners, Executives, Black Belts and Green Belts – Lean Kaizen, Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma.

  • Internal Revenue Service – Recruiting Division – September – December, 2009

Project Leader – numerous teams and executives, owners and belts – Lean Process Mapping of Current and Future State utilizing Value Stream Mapping, Voice of the Customer. Gap analysis and project planning for process improvement.

  • Ford Motor Company – January 2000 – April 2003

Train-the-Trainer, Lean and Six Sigma – provided world-wide training for all divisions – transactional, manufacturing, informational technology


Certified QS 9000 Lead Auditor - 1996


Languages (Spoken, Written and Read):


English, French, Hungarian




B.Sc. - Honours Statistics, University of Guelph , Ontario , Canada

1 year post-graduate studies, University of Guelph , Ontario , Canada


Levels of Instruction/Project Mentoring

  • Lean Master Practitioner – Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB Financial), TD-Canada Trust, Department of Health, Washington State, Empire Life Insurance, Canadian Tire

  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – American Red Cross, BWXT Nuclear Power, Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB Financial)

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – National City , Alltel, Altura Credit Union, Freddie Mac, TD – Canada Trust, TEAM Industries, Kaiser Permanente, City of Calgary , Ford Motor Co., Motorola University and public offerings – with diversified clientele (incl. participants from financial institutions, the military, health care, insurance, food industry, hotel, etc.).

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt - L-3 Communications, Tufco Industries, Berk-Tek,  Biomet, TD – Ameritrade, Ford Motor Co., Motorola University and public offerings - with diversified clientele.

  • Special Courses – LSS Green Belt – U.S. Navy, Design for Six Sigma – Open enrollment and American Red Cross, Reliability – Washington Metro Transit Authority, Minitab 12-16

  • Green Belt to Black Belt Training for ASQ Certification Preparation – Genentech (Rausch). Five of the six participants successfully wrote the ASQ CSSBB Exam and passed on the first go around.


  • Certified Lean Master Practitioner – January 2005, March 2011

  • Quality & Productivity Solutions, Inc. – Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – March 2004

  • ASQ Six Sigma Master Black Belt Instructor – June 2002

  • Washington Mutual – Operational Excellence Lead Instructor – March 2003

  • Motorola University Six Sigma Instructor – October 2002

  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Black Belt – May 2002

  • Ford Technical Education Program - (January 1997 – November 2001) . Parameter & Tolerance Design, Process Control Methods (SPC), Experimental Design, Reliability, Failure Mode & Effects Analysis

  • Ford Six Sigma (Green/Black Belt Master Instructor, and Train-the-Trainer) – January 2000

  • Ford Global 8-Disciplines (Problem Solving and Train-the-Trainer) March 1997

  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) – offered by Dr. W.E. Deming, January 1986

Articles and Publications:


  • Senior Member of American Society for Quality

  • Ohio Academy of Science

  • University of Guelph Alumni, Ontario , Canada

Awards:  ASQ Certificate of Recognition – 2007-2015










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