The Pro Action Group Team Bios

Carl Hale

Carl has over 40 years of consulting and industry experience. His expertise is in global Manufacturing, Engineering, and Supply Chain and spans several industries including medical, optical, aerospace, semiconductor, construction, and transportation services. He has worked at several Fortune 500 enterprises (General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Arrow Electronics, Luxottica, Gulfstream Aerospace), driving LEAN Transformation and Operational Excellence.

Prior to joining The ProAction Group, Carl was Vice President for Luxottica, a global precision Rx optical company. By incorporating Lean methodologies throughout 4 facilities, Carl enabled the company to reduce lead-time from 3 weeks to 3 days while increasing a breakeven EBITA to 34% through the utilization of lean tools.

While Global Supply Chain Director for Hewlett Packard, Carl was able to reduce lead-time for finished goods delivery from Asia to the end US customer from 30 days to 36 hours while reducing costs by 18%.

As General Manager for Arrow Electronics, Carl was able to reduce lead-time for programming semiconductors from 3 days to less than 24 hours while increasing EBITA from negative to 19% with utilization of Lean tools.

Carl holds a BS in Business Management from San Jose State University and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. Carl is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified from Villanova and has training certifications in Production and Inventory Management from APICS.