The Pro Action Group Team Bios

Skip Quinlivan

Skip is an experienced kaizen leader and lean implementer. He has led improvement efforts for Eaton, Cutler Hammer, Snap On and Copper Tools. He has led events at 40 different Danaher plants as well as more than 200 additional facilities, leading over 1350 Kaizen efforts to date. He has helped companies such as Copeland Corporation triple their output.

Prior to joining The ProAction Group, Skip received extensive Kaizen training under the direction of Dr. Shigeo Shingo at Utica Tool from 1982 – 1987. He received additional Kaizen training from Shingijutsu’s Masters, Chihiro Nakao from 1985 – 1992. While at Danaher and Copeland he developed a corporate SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies) and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) training program. He has also developed and implemented TPM and Machine Lubrication programs at several plant sites.

Skip is also affiliated with the following Colleges and State Universities: North Carolina State University, The University of Dayton, Saint Vincent College, The University of Alabama in Huntsville and Haywood Vocation Opportunities.

Skip Quinlivan attended Genessee Community College in Batavia, New York and Orangeburg Community College in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He has 36 years of experience as an engineer as well as being a tool and die designer at Utica Tool and Danaher Tool Group.