Experience Wisdom Skill Caring

GE

Manufacturing, Management, Lean, 21 Years

In 1974, after receiving his BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Miami University, Tim had two job offers for the same annual salary of $12,000.  One was to make toilet paper for Proctor and Gamble, the other to make jet engines for General Electric. Jet engines had more appeal. GE hired and placed Tim in the special MMP program which groomed high potential employees for manufacturing management positions.  During his career, Tim held many positions of increasing complexity and responsibility, such as: manufacturing supervisor, process control engineer, production control specialist, quality control engineer, manufacturing engineer, tool crib supervisor, quality control manager, manufacturing manager, organizational effectiveness manager, and lean implementation manager. Tim was also selected as 1 of 7 members on the Jack Welch Team to implement Lean across all of GE.

Tim says the knowledge and experiences he gained during his 21 years at GE were invaluable in teaching him how to work with others, especially the unions, and how to lead, not manage others to their potential.


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