“Art is a highly experienced leader in Organization and Systems Development. His leadership focus profoundly influences bottom line improvements. He is very effective communicating at all levels while using facts, data, and Lean techniques to drive results. Art is one of the best I’ve seen in developing a shared vision, executing a plan, and achieving results through stretch goals. He is an A+ player.”
— Carl Steinbicker, Plant Manager, A.O. Smith
“Art partnered with one of our portfolio companies on their inventory optimization journey. Art takes a very pragmatic approach – in this case his primary role was working shoulder-to-shoulder with our associates to implement a world-class new MRP system.Further, Art helped coach the team on their Supply Chain journey, resulting in inventory reduction of nearly 20% (over $40 million) over a 6 month period of time.”
— Joel Stanwood, Founder and Managing Partner, StoneTree Investment Partners
“Art’s ability and experience allows him to see wastes and opportunities in all value streams, but most importantly his ability to communicate these in laymen and work with all levels of the organization to see and improve is his core competency. Art roll-upped his sleeves and work directly with our Team Members while coaching our leadership team to drive results. I’d recommend him for any project and am looking forward to working with him more in the future.”
— Brian Keyser, Director Demand to Deliver Value Stream; Nordson Corporation
“Art helped us select a system that was the turning point in our ability to manage increased business and operate efficiently. His familiarity with multiple order management systems separated the facts from the marketing hype. He knew what questions to ask, understood the answers, and helped us make a good choice.”
— Vicki and Chuck Phaneuf, Owners, CE Rental
“I recommend Art without hesitation for assisting in developing an enterprise solution that will improve the company’s bottom-line performance.”
— Michael Barber, General Manager, KMT Waterjet
“Art is a very knowledgeable and skilled supply chain consultant who knows how to see the forest through the trees. A trusted partner, skilled craftsman, and an excellent team member, I’d definitely work with him on any project.”
— Paul Ausserer, President/COO, Marquis Leadership
“Art is the most capable Supply Chain consultant I have met in 30 years. He is able to drive business results while putting in critical processes and metrics to ensure continuity once he leaves. He also is very personable and candid with all levels of the organization making him extremely effective at transitioning an organization.”
— Knute Hankins, Engineering and Supply Chain VP, MicroPoise Measurement Systems
“Art is a very detail oriented, analytical individual who can drive a lot of improvements throughout the supply chain. He will definitely be a true asset to any organization that he works for.”
— Kartik Ramachandran, Supply Chain VP, EnTrans International, LLC
“Art’s services were hands on and detailed as appropriate and strategic as required. He operated with the urgency and long hours required of our culture and global operations, yet knew to get approval to ensure alignment. Art worked well within and throughout the organization, both strategically at the “C-level” and hands-on at the hourly level.”
— Ken Garvey, CPA, CFO, MicroPoise Measurement Systems
“During our engagement, Art succeeded in driving cross-functional engagement in a strategy that helped create a fundamental change in how we operate a segment of our business. Our engagement with Art was a superb investment in the business, and his work has continued to generate value long-term.”
— Casey Binz, Materials Management Manager, Shape Technologies
“Art is one of the most dedicated individuals I have met. Art can take the vision of what an Organization should look like, and through past experiences and knowledge, turn that vision into a reality. Utilizing Training resources, communication techniques and Team engagement, Art can build a world Class Organizations that is both effective and Sustainable.”
— Vince Burger, Maintenance Manager, Mondelez
“Art built and led us through a robust, un-biased system selection process to be sure that the planning system we chose was well aligned with our needs. Everything was very well documented and thoroughly vetted with the team for solid buy-in!”
— Matt Wavering, Director Integrated Business Planning, Optimas