Stream F 2018

Engaging people in lean to create momentum (SME)

upcoming speaker TBA(1)

2.45: Case 21 – Pernod Ricard – Michele Molloy

Bio to Follow


3:15pm Case 1 Dr. Alexander Rüstig, Schaeffler AG:

Dr. Alexander Ruestig is Head of Corporate Industrial Engineering Strategy & Projects at Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach/Germany. After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering, he received a Ph.D. from the Technical University Darmstadt for his dissertation dealing with Product Launch Management of complex products in international production networks.

He worked in different leading positions within the automotive and chemical industries and was subsequently responsible for the global Lean activities of the Schaeffler Group as Vice President Lean Management until he changed to his current position.

There he is in charge for Launch Management of complex products and many other projects and topics within the wide field of operations and strategy manufacturing. Besides he is an assistant professor at the Technical University of Berlin for a lecture about Lean Management.

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Gary Hartnett, Site Director, DePuy Synthes, Cork.

In this role, Gary is responsible for Leading and Managing the Shingo Prize Winning DePuy Synthes, Cork, Site in all areas including but not limited to Quality, Safety, Environmental, Cost, Inventory, Employee Development and Engagement, as well as continuing to accelerate the Transformation of Operations to a fully integrated LEAN Supply Chain.

Previously Gary has held numerous technical and operational Leadership & continuous improvement  roles in GE Healthacre , Bausch & Lomb and Schering Plough.

Gary holds a degree in Industrial Bio Chemistry from University College Limerick and a Masters in Bio Engineering from the University of Coleraine.

In addition Gary holds a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

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John French – Lean Construction Program Manager – Intel

Project Manager in Intel Ireland, Focusing on Continuous Quality Improvement in Construction, Productivity Improvements using Lean Techniques. Using VSM to Systematically eliminate & remove waste. Focusing on Cultural Change & Process Change to eliminate Waste.

⦁ Co-Founder of Lean Construction Ireland CoP in April 2014
⦁ Committed to influencing the Construction Productivity Curve.