Doug has over 20 years of experience in supply chain management and lean manufacturing positions. His supply chain management experience includes Logistics, Procurement, Converting, Inventory, Operations, Vendor/Supplier Selection, Contract Negotiations, and Warehouse Management. Additionally, he is skilled in Sales and Operations Planning, Business Process Analysis/Optimization, Lean Six Sigma Processes and Financial Analysis and Forecasting.
Prior to joining The ProAction Group, Doug has launched, led, and delivered projects that redefined production strategies and methods in globally operating corporations. Through supply chain analysis and optimization, he turned around a chronically underperforming packaging facility, preserved jobs, and helped generate the best facility performance in over a decade. And as a Lead Six Sigma Black Belt, he has led numerous initiatives that helped his companies identify and leverage value-creating opportunities.
Doug’s prior career experience includes progressive responsibility within several well-known companies. At Procter & Gamble, Doug had manufacturing positions leading up to Department Manager of Raw Materials (86 person group). At Alcan and Rexam, Doug held Supply Chain Manager positions which enabled him to become proficient at sourcing and leverage his process improvement expertise. And at Kraft Foods, Doug was the Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing for Packaging.
Doug has a Masters in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, a B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical concentration) from Calvin College, and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.