Congratulations to Audie Penn on his promotion to Vice President, Business Development and Service Delivery at The ProAction Group! With 38 years of extensive experience in various manufacturing environments, Audie brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role.
In his capacity as Vice President, Audie will play a crucial role in collaborating with clients to identify risk and implement value creation initiatives, ensuring that companies reach their strategic, organizational, and financial goals.
Audie’s diverse background, encompassing both consulting and industry roles, spans across industries such as furniture, food, heavy equipment, municipal functions, energy, and building materials. His previous role as managing partner for a consulting firm focusing on operational excellence showcases his ability to drive significant improvements, exemplified by the impressive EBITDA growth achieved for his clients.
Notably, Audie’s contributions as Group Manager for a global heavy equipment manufacturer led to surpassing performance expectations and a substantial reduction in variable costs within the first five months of his tenure. His expertise extends to supply chain management and global production system deployment, particularly in implementing Lean methodologies for performance enhancement globally.
Audie holds degrees in accounting and business management, along with an MBA from St. Ambrose University. He is also Master Black Belt Certified and holds certifications at the Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels through the Lean Certification Alliance. Currently serving as the chair of the SME Certification Oversight and Appeals Committee within the alliance, Audie continues to contribute significantly to the field.
The ProAction Group is fortunate to have Audie Penn in this leadership role, and his extensive experience and expertise will undoubtedly contribute to continued success and growth for our clients.