Christopher Jackson is an experienced operations professional with over 30 year experience turning around underperforming business units, consistently optimizing operational efficiency and making significant contributions to immediate and long-term business profitability. Chris has extensive experience in Lean operations, environmental health and safety, Six Sigma program development, Project and Program management, union negotiations, team leadership, and business development.
Prior to joining The ProAction Group, Chris was Vice President, Manufacturing and Lean Operations, for a major Furniture Manufacturer, where he developed and executed operations excellence and leader standard work using DMAIC methods throughout their North American manufacturing operations, improving productivity 20% with an 85% reduction in past dues/backlog. As Director of Engineering and Reliability at Alcoa, Chris implemented standard practices such as Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) which improved rolling mill availability and productivity, optimized preventative maintenance compliance, and established critical spares management practices.
Chris has also implemented Lean manufacturing methods, Value Stream Mapping, Six-Sigma strategies, and implemented systems while at Alcoa, RR Donnelley, Chromalox, Inc, Coors Brewing Co., and Corning, Inc..
Chris served in the U.S. Army as an Officer and Captain. He graduated from Concord Law School, has a Masters of Science in Finance & Operations Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering from West Point.