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Coach Bio 1

Continuous Improvement Coach
Coach1 serves as a Continuous Improvement Coach for Redzone,
operating from Chicago, IL


Coach1 is responsible for the full life cycle of a Redzone deployment from the go-live training to the Continuous Improvement coaching and Kaizen facilitation that follows. Coach1 has 25 year of manufacturing experience including having spent the 1st 16 years of his career at PepsiCo (Quaker Oats & Frito Lay Divisions) where he was engaged in roles that varied from Operational Excellence to new plant startups, to large-scale system deployments. An additional 5 years in the Ingredients industry followed with manufacturing leadership roles at ACH & FONA International. His results driven style often focuses around standard work, role ownership and people development, and maintenance and reliability. Coach1 received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering in 1989 and his MBA in 2000. He holds a Lean Six Sigma Certification.

“We love the huddles. The Redzone coach did an excellent job during the go live week. We left that week with no unanswered questions or issues. ”

Ted McElroy, Plant Manager
So Delicious Dairy Free