Gary Spoerre, Director – Sales Enablement, has over 29 years’ experience in process engineering and management. He has worked with manufacturing, electronics, software, education, and aerospace sectors managing processes and procedures, and training personnel. His ability to work with teams, create standards and train employees has led companies to meet production goals, reduce defects, and improve safety.
During his time at General Dynamics, Gary managed their SuccessFactors Learning Management System (SAP) and their Percipio Learning Experience Platform (Skillsoft) for training of 400+ site personnel. He trained new employees on product orientation and emergency response, and created production and training documentation for medium and large caliber ammunition products. His documentation and training allowed employees to work in a safe environment and improve quality.
Gary has spent time in the aerospace and software fields, where he coordinated multiple electronics assembly projects (SMT, leaded, and hybrid components), board-level assembly, inspections, and testing, and trained component teams on ESD handling and storage protocols. He also managed software installation and customer service teams, and developed procedures to ensure consistent and measurable customer satisfaction.
While at Whirlpool/Maytag, Gary trained and counseled employees on product quality improvement, assembly process technique, and maintaining personal safety margins, managed a 120-operator production crew and met production goals with a 98% success rate, created and maintained work standards for 160 workstations on three assembly lines, and lead numerous LEAN-SIGMA events for production, quality, and safety improvement. He redesigned the production training program, resulting in a rework reduction, a lowering of injury risk, and an increase in employee cross-training.
Gary has Master’s in Education from Southern Illinois University, an Associate of Applied Science in Construction Management, and a BS in Industrial Engineering. He was a Petty Officer, 2nd Class (E-5) for the U.S. Navy and a Sergeant (E-5) for the USARNG. He holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, certifications in Society for HR Management, Foundations of Project Management, Strategies for Effective Leadership, and Lean Systems Design.