New Influential Voices Bloggers

The Influential Voices program is expanding! I’m pleased to announce that we’re welcoming seven new ASQ Influential Voices bloggers to the program. They bring diverse backgrounds, industries, and experience to the program. I’m looking forward to reading their blogs, and I hope that you do, too.

From left to right: Babette N. Ten Haken, Chad Walters, Edwin Garro, Shon Isenhour, James Lawther, Jeffrey Phillips, Guy Bigwood

Babette N. Ten Haken of Sales Aerobics for Engineers. Babette is founder and president of her company, Sales Aerobics for Engineers, LLC. She works to build revenue-producing business strategies for technical start-ups seeking investors and early customers. She is a professional mentor for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program, a Six Sigma Green Belt, and mentor at the Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan.

Guy Bigwood of Less Conversation More Action.  Based in Spain, Guy is the sustainability director of MCI, the world´s largest integrated events, communications and association management company. He is responsible implementing corporate social responsibility throughout MCI’s 48 global offices, and manages a global consulting practice that provides strategic guidance to businesses, associations, governments, and the United Nations.

Edwin Garro of PXS Global. Edwin is an industrial engineer and entrepreneur from Costa Rica. He is the CEO of PXS Performance Excellence Solutions, a training and consulting firm focused on organizational excellence. He is also partner at Ludovico, a printing company; Atomix, a software development company; and Knowledge Attic, a new start up dedicated to online training. He blogs about all aspects of excellence in Spanish on his blog.

Shon Isenhour of Reliability Now. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Shon specializes in business process management, strategic planning, organizational change management, and reliability engineering, and has led improvement initiatives for industries such as pharmaceuticals, metals, petrochemical, paper, and power generation, among others. He is direction of education and work execution management at GPAllied. His blog focuses on reliability.

James Lawther of Squawk Point. James, based in the U.K., describes himself as a “middle aged middle manager” who has worked in for numerous organizations, from supermarkets to tax collectors. He’s had several operational roles, including running the night shift for a frozen pea packing factory and doing operational research for a credit card company. He is head of insight and improvement at RSA.

Jeffrey Phillips of Innovate on Purpose.  Based in North Carolina, Jeffrey Phillips is VP of marketing and a lead consultant for OVO Innovation. Jeffrey has led innovation projects for Fortune 500 firms, government entities within the Department of Defense, academic institutions, and non-profits. His firm encourages organizations to consider innovation as a sustainable, repeatable business discipline, rather than a discrete project.

Chad Walters of Lean Blitz. Chad has been practicing lean and continuous improvement for over eight years. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt certified by ASQ, received his MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and is lean consultant at Lean Blitz Consulting. He has a special interest in bringing lean and continuous improvement to sports organizations and small businesses. Chad is based in Augusta, Georgia.

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