LEADERSHIP TEAM

Nagib Nasr

President and Founder

Raleigh, NC  USA

Nagib Nasr has a 25-year track record helping companies solve complex operational challenges and delivering superior value and exceptional results.  His specialties include global operations strategy and deployment, lean business system, total cost and capital productivity, supply chain optimization, and integrated product and process design. Nagib serves on several boards and offers his operations expertise annually as a guest speaker for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State University.

James Ragin

Senior Consultant

Raleigh, NC USA

James has over 20 years of experience solving complex process and quality problems, waste reduction, and product-process variation reduction using Design of Experiments and other Six Sigma Black Belt tools. In addition, James has developed a unique Proactive Six Sigma Quality Management System that he has successfully taught and implemented in multiple manufacturing facilities across the world. He has a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and is a ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Quality Engineer. 

Karl-Heinz Willmann

Executive Vice President

Koln, Germany  Europe

Karl-Heinz Willmann has more than 20 years of experience leveraging lean thinking to drive sustainable operational efficiencies, increased profitability and improved cash flow for international businesses. He has led more than eight successful lean transformations throughout Europe. His specialties include lean transformation and cultural implementation, strategy development and deployment, and sustainable profitability optimization. Karl-Heinz has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University.

David Rucker

Senior Consultant

Raleigh, NC USA

David is a results-oriented continuous improvement professional with 24 years of international experience in helping organizations implement Operational Excellence.  He received extensive Lean training in Japan and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He has led over 400 business improvement teams around the globe. David advises companies in healthcare, higher education, manufacturing, and service industries and shares those experiences as a speaker at conferences and as author of several articles. David earned a Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

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