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Bill Claire

Executive Director

Bill focuses on innovative Business Improvement and Process Optimization approaches that address changing business requirements, increase efficiencies, lower the cost of doing business, and exceed “best in class” performance. His responsibilities encompass planning and leading large scale implementation projects.

Bill led the Lean Six Sigma Rapid Improvement Event (RIE) at Fort Jackson which improved the efficiency and effectiveness of issuing Army Uniforms across the globe. This program resulted in greater accuracy, fewer non-conformances, and substantial savings for participants across the value chain. Past projects, especially those involving Lean Six Sigma, have been published in prominent trade journals and highlighted as keynote presentations at National Association Meetings. A recent implementation, aptly named, “Doing Lean, Lean”, was selected as one of the Top Five Projects in the category of Operational Excellence by Managing Automation Magazine.

Bill’s experience spans 25 years, including executive leadership roles in sales, marketing, engineering, product development, management, strategic planning, acquisitions, business planning, and international operations in the Commercial and Government sectors. He has been recognized twice as an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year”. Claire’s business acumen was recognized by INC Magazine when a company he founded was ranked as one of America’s fastest-growing privately held firms; finishing in the top quartile of the INC.500.

Claire formerly worked for Hewlett Packard, General Electric Aircraft Engines, and Sterling Commerce. He’s lead Lean Six Sigma efforts in the areas of Supply Chain Management and Electronic Payments in diverse industries including: Federal and State Government, Aerospace, Pharmaceutical, Textiles, Automotive, and Retail. He authored strategic plans leading to successful IPO’s and driven companies into the international marketplace. He holds a degree in engineering from the University of Cincinna