E. George Woodley, ASQ Six Sigma Master Black Belt

George Woodley has 19 years of experience in the quality arenas of design, service and manufacturing processes. His main focus has been on instructing and mentoring Black Belts and on implementing and deploying the tools of Six Sigma. He most recently served as the lead instructor (Master Black Belt) for a large operational excellence initiative through his own company – Quality First Training Services. In this role, Woodley provided technical guidance and mentoring of Practitioners, as well as the review of the course materials for the training program. He was also tasked with ensuring the proper use of statistical and quality tools.

Woodley’s strengths include the utilization of applied statistics and simulation tools in both the service and manufacturing environments. These have been demonstrated through the implementation of Six Sigma (DMAIC), Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Lean Manufacturing.

As a Master Black Belt, Woodley has worked with Black Belt candidates from all areas of service and manufacturing. In late 1999, he became directly involved with Ford Motor Company’s implementation of Six Sigma. He earned the designation of Master Trainer within the organization, and was involved in training Black Belts and Green Belts worldwide.

Other organizations that George has provided training/mentoring for include Confederation Life, Motorola, R.R. Donnelley, Quality & Productivity Inc., Washington Mutual and National City. To date, Woodley has trained more thanwell over 700 Black Belts and Green Belts. He has worked on projects that have earned a combined savings in the millions of dollars.

Woodley has been a member of the American Society for Quality since 1985. He was nominated as a Senior member in 2000. He has been a member of the ASQ’s Six Sigma Forum since its inception.

Woodley has a bachelor's degree, with honors in statistics from the University of Guelph, Ontario Canada. He is a Certified ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt, and received his Six Sigma Master Black Belt designation from Quality and Productivity Solutions in March of 2004.

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