Joe has a First Class Engineering Degree from University College Cork, Ireland; an MBA from the Open University and a Lean Green Belt ‘gold star’ award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers. With over 23 years’ experience in the multinational sector, Joe has gained specific ‘hands-on’ experience and skills in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. He initially worked in engineering line support on complex product assemblies, and later moved into product design. He has also provided support to production, sales, and service functions in a variety of management roles.
In recent years, Joe has held roles in project management and engineering management where he was able to apply some of the core Lean philosophies and tools. In his most recent position with Artesyn Technologies, he held the role of VP of Engineering with responsibility for locations in the US and in Ireland.
Joe joined LEG in 2005 as our senior Lean Trainer and has successfully leveraged his experience to educate and train manufacturing, healthcare, supply chain, and service clients in Lean methodologies, tools, and techniques.
He is the lead mentor for the Institute of Industrial Engineers Lean Green Belt program and a lecturer on the Lean SCM Green Belt certificate as part of a UCC Diploma in supply chain management. He has worked with a wide variety of clients on Lean training and consulting assignments in Ireland, UK, and the USA including the HSE, Alcon Laboratories; Sercom Solutions; Gambro BCT; Kostal; Cara Partners; Kerry Group; Teleflex; Bord Gais; and High Life Tools.