Value Stream Solutions, President
Born and raised in Ontario, Canada in a family supported by manufacturing, Chad worked in several manufacturing and warehouse operations as an operator and quality inspector while attending college and began his career as an electronics technologist for Dynatec Mining and soon after left to go to IBM. By the early 1990’s Chad joined Multilin in Markham that was later purchased by General Electric. Originally hired as a Product Service Technologist, Chad was promoted to Product Manager and then International Service Manager before he decided to move on in late 2000.
During his years at Multilin and GE, Chad completed a bachelors degree and was trained as a Black Belt in Six Sigma. Since 2000, Chad has been training and advising companies in methods of continuous improvement to strengthen their business position in industry. In 2006, Chad formed Value Stream Solutions Inc. and now leads a team of advisors and trainers to serve customers from coast to coast in Canada and the US.
As a recognized leader in process improvement, Chad has helped guide companies and individuals to phenomenal results. His expertise in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Leadership and Team development, developed through years of practical application in manufacturing and service organizations throughout North America, gives him the ability to relate big picture thinking to real world implementation.
His education includes a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota and a college diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology in Barrie, Ontario. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt that has led and mentored dozens of other ‘Belts’ and coached them in their projects. In addition to leading change in manufacturing, engineering and service, Chad’s experience also includes kaizen improvements in administration, sales, call centers, health & safety, human resources, IT and accounting.
Chad and his wife Nancy created and continue to operate HockeyStockings.com, a Christmas stocking manufacturing and online store business since 2011.
When it’s time to wind down, Chad enjoys family time with his wife, son and two dogs. A favourite getaway is to the family cottage for boating, relaxing and puttering. Picking up a guitar around a campfire is not uncommon.
The family are avid animal lovers and volunteer countless hours to raise or foster dogs for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, Golden Rescue, Danes in Distress, Soi Dog Rescue and Finding Them Homes.