Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes has a cross-industry background that includes healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, aerospace and non-profit. She has provided services that have directly resulted in over $100 million in verified savings.

Chris is a proven business performance improvement leader and sought after speaker.

Chris is a full spectrum coach and trainer with practical experience from the shop floor to the boardroom. She utilizes integrated process improvement techniques that emphasize engaging the workforce, meeting objectives and sustaining results.

Chris is an active member of ASQ and currently Director for Region 6A as well as Webinar Chair for the Lean Enterprise Division. Chris holds a BSBA in Project Management with certifications as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSS), Quality Engineer (CQE), Quality Auditor (CQA), Manager of Quality / Operational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Project Management Specialist, Human Resource Development specialist, Organizational Systems Improvement Specialist, as well as bronze certification in Lean manufacturing (LBC). She is currently enrolled in the MBA program at the University of South Dakota.

Chris works with organizations across the country providing services and training in the arenas of Lean Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, Training Within Industry, Sales and Marketing, project management, auditing, environmental, leadership development, harassment and diversity, problem solving, statistics, value stream mapping, ASQ certification prep, balanced scorecard / hoshin kanri, visual workplace and pay-for-performance system development.

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