Change is not negotiable. However, change is difficult without a clear path to follow and without informed and capable leadership. The best Practices promoted by CDI are drawn from analysis of successful practices the world over.
Over 95% of the companies, who followed the program have enjoyed success and recovered their investment many times over. The testimonials on the website represent a tiny fraction of the positive feedback we have received over the past twenty years of successful implementations.
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David McNeil began his work career in Detroit’s auto industry where he gained manufacturing experience and leadership skills at the Ford Motor Company. During these early working years, he was introduced to continuous improvement methodologies, process sustainability and employee engagement.
Earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1996 from Michigan State University, David spent the next decade applying his science background and experiences working for Federal, State and non-profit agencies. This work included scientific research, grant writing. managing projects, introducing Lean practices, guiding mentorship programs, and developing partnerships among governmental agencies and private interests.
In 2009, he was introduced to Competitive Dynamics International and the Mission-directed Work Teams Program and joined the CDI-USA team shortly thereafter.
From front-line manufacturing to building organizations, David’s varied professional work experiences and educational background provide his clients a knowledgeable blend of Science, Manufacturing, Lean Methodologies and People expertise. Since joining CDI, he has lead Solutions-based Improvement programs in dozens of work sites in a broad range of manufacturing and service settings.
Jim is a senior organizational change consultant bringing four decades of manufacturing experience to the work of creating world class organizations. His focus is assisting leaders in developing and implementing the strategies and systems necessary for sustainable success.
He was first exposed to world class manufacturing principles in the 1980’s. Visiting top rated sites in Japan, Europe, Africa and the United States he learned the keys to implementation, manufacturing excellence and sustainability.
Jim has worked in the U.S. and Europe with leaders at all levels in: corporations, governmental agencies, non-profits and trade unions. Industry experience includes: service, manufacturing, health care, pharmaceutical, telecom and advanced technology.
He holds a graduate degree in Organization Development from Norwich University and undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Detroit College of Business.
Randy left Western Pennsylvania with an MBA degree from West Virginia University about forty years ago and knew it was time to “get to work”.
He joined a large glass manufacturer and his career in the industrial sector began. Over the next thirty plus years he has held positions in Finance, Marketing, Sales, Training and Quality. This background gives him the ability to see an organization from a big picture perspective. He has experience in how different functions within an organization work independently, but also how they interact with each other. He can help identify how each work group contributes to the over-all organization objectives.
The last ten years of Randy’s career were spent in Quality- Management and Consulting. He has devoted much of his time to establishing quality assurance systems in such diverse disciplines as medical equipment, navigational devices, technology, and explosives. He is a certified quality systems auditor and has guided seven organizations through the ISO-9000 registration process.
As a specialist in organizational change and business transformation, Rosa has contributed more than 15 years of experience at global organizations. Her focus is to help companies build a culture of continuous improvement with special emphasis on dramatically increasing the commitment of employees at all levels of the organization.
As Director of Competitive Dynamics International Latin America (CDI Latin America), She has had the opportunity to introduce World Best Practices through our MDW® (Mission-Directed Workteams®) model in Latin America and, through this, help companies improve their business goals. She has collaborated with different operations in Ecuador, Peru, Central America, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile in various sectors such as: Mining, Bottling, Pulp & Paper Industry and Agricultural Services among others.
Her training as a Chemical Engineer and Master in Quality Systems and Productivity (in Honduras, Mexico and USA), does have a holistic view (Persons- Processes-Business Management). She has served areas of Quality and Production in beer and soft drink plants respectively (SABMiller). Part of the achievements of this administration was obtaining first place in the Central American ranking of Coca-Cola, the implementation of the pilot project export syrup Honduras to El Salvador.
She has also been Professor of Statistical Process Control and Fluid Mechanics at the School of Chemical Engineering at the National Autonomous University of Honduras and the Technological University of Honduras (UTH), which strengthened her ability to facilitator and educator. She is a member of ASQ (American Society for Quality) and CIMEQH (College of Mechanical Engineers, Electrical and Chemical Honduras). She has fluent communication skills in both Spanish and English.