Professor Riad (Ray) Ardahji, MsIE, LSSBB

 

• Over 20+ Years Exp. in Automotive, Medical Device, Metal Fab & Furniture.

• Led the Global Cooper Production System (CPS) Team for Cooper Tire and Rubber (2018-2020).

• Implemented a global eLPA (Layer Process Audit) at Cooper tires (+500 global users and over 1000 audits per week).

• Championed I&I Corp. initiative and reported directly to Zimmer CFO 2013- 2015 (Innovate and improve).

• Successfully completed Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Examiner training by NIST (2014).

• Received Sourcing Functional Team of the Year Award at Zimmer (2014).

• BTOES 2017 Advisory Board, Global OPEX Conference 2017/2018.

• Distinguished Speaker at OPEX Week 2017/18, BTOES 17, NORIA, etc.

• Handpicked by TBA CEO to lead Toyota’s Monozukuri activities in (2012).

• Awarded CEO CI Excellence Award at Leggett & Platt (2010).

• Completed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at the Center for Executive Education (UT-Knoxville 2008).

• Nominated as Elkhart County’s Best and Brightest (2007). • BSIE/MSIE ‘97, Industrial Engineering / Supply Chain UT- Knoxville.

• Developed a new Andon system “Honky-Tonk” improving OEE based on Jidoka concept(2010).

• A. Engr. Professor/Consultant, Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, IN (2010-present)