I first had the pleasure of being involved with improvement methodologies in the 1st tier automotive industry in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. By running many practical real world workshops and using lean tools I helped improve the companies’ quality, cost and delivery performance both on the shop floor and in the back offices. I have been able to witness at first hand the impact these could have on both the people and the companies involved delivering both personal growth and true bottom line savings.
For the last 20+ years I have had the privilege to work with many teams and blue chip companies across 38 countries and 3 continents and many diverse industries from start ups to well established energy companies, looking to improve their performance in quality cost and delivery .
Craig is fully versed in a spectrum of Continuous Improvement & Lean techniques and precipitates the know-how & knowledge with great ease. His workshops were educational, productive and fun and always resulting in tangible eye-opening benefits. Craig was excellent not only with theory but delivering through practical deployment within a teaching forum – a strong asset to any industry/company! Pleaseure to work with.
For waste elimination and leaner processes Craig is your man… the exploration and production business is known for its complexity. In our development outfit Craig has helped with multiple initiatives to make our business leaner, have faster turnaround of projects (conceptual & execution phase), and improve the quality and metrics. He is an excellent facilitator, knows how to influence people and is able to turn cynics into players. He has shown to be able to align diverse groups into teams with common objectives. He talks the language of people on the workfloor as well as in management. It has been a privilege to receive my lean education from Craig, a people person with a keen eye for business improvement.
Craig is a superb ‘behavioural coach’. He has been able to navigate the complexities of Royal Dutch Shell, break organisational boundries and effectively coach the leadership in the Lean journey. His mixture of knowledge, connectivity and pragmatism have paid great dividends for us.
Craig brings a depth of pratical experience to the training of Business Improvement Techniques. His advice and training are always practical and focussed on achieving improvements on the bottom line. In my experience he is equally comfortable working with senior management or those on the shop floor. As a manager always looking to improvement in profitability and having an keen interest in Business Improvement I would recommend using Craig if your goals and interests are similar.
Craig is, without doubt, the best and most inspirational coach I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma is incredibly detailed and he shares these insights openly and with warmth and great humour, without his support and guidance I would not have certified as a Black Belt and I would not have had the fantastic work experiences that have shaped and directed my career so far. Keep up the great work Craig!
Craig is an excellent change agent that any company should envisage. He displays both soft and hard skills in an unique manner. He is a GURU in both Lean and Six Sigma. Throw him in a total strange place and you will see results through people in a short period. His ability and credibility makes him a mentor for anyone in lean journey. I will certainly recommend him for any organisation if you are serious about Change Management.