Chad Smith, SSF member
Chad Smith applies continuous improvement methodologies to help organizations leverage their scarce human and material resources through breakthrough improvements.
Chad has 18 years of continuous improvement experience in the retail, manufacturing, refinement, high-tech and food industries. He has led and guided process and product improvements for Wal-Mart, Gates, ExxonMobil and Black and Decker. Chad’s leadership experience includes quality management for Black and Decker utilizing continuous improvement tools as the enabler for breakthrough improvements. This experience is underpinned with an in-depth application of strategy deployment and metrics to drive and measure progress. As a lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he created and deployed Wal-Mart’s continuous improvement curriculum and program. Through his business continuous improvement solutions, Chad has assisted countless organizations in the pursuit of perfection through custom developed and delivered training (including all ranges of leadership, strategy deployment, lean and lean Six Sigma), as well as hands-on project leadership.
Chad leverages his passion for helping people through adult facilitation and executive coaching through his business. Chad uses the adult learning model to effectively engage, transfer knowledge and give confidence to the participants he serves, whether it be the most basic tool training or the most advanced lean Six Sigma Black Belt curriculum. Chad works to maintain a fun and energetic classroom that keeps participants focused and to eliminate the potential for distractions. Chad makes project work with teams engaging and interesting.
Chad is an ASQ-certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Black Belt and is an accredited for leadership in energy and environmental design through the Green Building Certification Institute. Chad was recently recognized as a leader in the field of continuous improvement and is now a member of ASQ’s Six Sigma Forum.