Six Sigma Management Institute (SSMI®) was established in 2003 by Dr. Mikel J. Harry, the Co-Creator of Six Sigma and the world’s foremost expert on the subject, as well as, a national bestselling author. SSMI® is the succeeding organization created after the sale of the Six Sigma Academy now known as SSA & Co. which he co-founded in the year 1994. The capabilities of SSMI® have tremendously grown from the historic development of Dr. Harry’s work. As time has passed and technology has been developed by SSMI®, our work continues to drive the future of business with his unsurpassed innovation.

Our clients have included many of the Fortune 500 companies that have successfully deployed the Lean Six Sigma business methodology with our guidance and leadership. Dr. Harry has consulted many of the world’s top CEO’s. We take great pride in our successful track record working through many different industries as well.

As we are continuing our progression forward, it is our mission to deliver unsurpassed world-class solutions and innovation to a global community that has enjoyed this business methodology and saved their organizations billions of dollars for over the last 30+ years.

 

We have world-class solutions that are currently extraordinary in their capabilities in industry with a bright future of “new” solutions that will create breakthrough and substantially to move the needle for all that do business with us.

 

Our capabilities are well established and documented. We are now poised to execute a major disruptive wave of growth and establishment of success in spaces and places that are yet to be impacted throughout the world.

OUR GLOBAL MANAGEMENT TEAM

The Late
Dr. Mikel J Harry

Founder/ Former COB

Six Sigma Management Institute Inc.

Dr. Harry has been widely recognized in many of today's major publications such as the co - creator of Six Sigma and the world 's leading authority in this field. His book entitled Six Sigma: "The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World's Top Corporations", was on the best list of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, and Amazon.com seller. 

He has been a featured guest on popular television programs, such as the premier NBC's "Power Lunch". He is still often quoted in business journals such as The Economic Times and USA Today. In addition, Dr. Harry has received many distinguished awards in recognition of his contributions to industry and society.  

Sandra Harry

Chairman of the Board  

Six Sigma Management Institute Inc.

Sandy is a corporate Executive with 18+ years of proven experience in large-scale, national and international companies. She is a former CFO  and holds an MBA  from University of California, Irwine and is a certified Executive Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma from SSMI. She fortifies her masteries in strategic resource management, business optimization, and profitability. She enjoys her COO role overseeing and co-driving the successes of the Six Sigma Management Institute, The Great Discovery, Six Sigma Wings for Heroes She and travels the world educating the benefits of benchmarking from Dr. Mikel Harry’s Six Sigma e-learning programs for business and life improvement.

Dumidu Ranaweera 

Global Director 

Six Sigma Management Institute Inc.

Asia Pacific and ME

Dumidu is one of the well-known resources in the field of Lean Six Sigma and Business Excellence in the Asian region frequently featured as a speaker in many international  forums. He has guided over 50+ plus organizations in both manufacturing and services across 9 countries in their business process excellence journey and known for his avid skills in Lean Six Sigma deployment and credentials in multiple business disciplines. He has mentored over 250+ process excellence projects across multiple domains and trained over 5000+ resources during his illustrative career.

Dumidu was also the recipient of IT-BPO Young Outstanding Professional Sri Lanka Award during the first ever IT-BPO award ceremony organised by ICTA in year 2007 and he was also awarded the ‘Lean Six Sigma Coaching Excellence Medal’ by Six Sigma Management Institute, USA in 2013 for his contributions  under the Wings for Heroes programme training US Army veterans on Lean Six Sigma. He was also recognized by International Confederation for NGOs in association with UN for his outstanding contribution to promote Lean Six Sigma in the region by awarding him REX Karmaveer Chakra Global Fellowship Award in 2016.

 

Recently, Dumidu was awarded as the "Business Leader of the Year" during the Sri Lanka Quality Leadership Awards 2017 and "Hall of Fame Award" during Sri Lanka Training and Development Leadership Awards 2017 organised by World HRD Congress at the Best Employer Brand Awards 2017.

Dr. Cathy Lawson

Global Director

Six Sigma Management Institute Inc.

United States of America

Dr. Lawson works as a consultant, teacher, executive coach, author and statistician. Cathy started her career with Motorola in 1985 where Dr. Mikel Harry served as her teacher and mentor. She read the first technical paper on Six Sigma and was among the first certified Six Sigma Black Belts in the world. She served on the Motorola Corporate Black belt Steering Committee and was a member of the Motorola Science Advisory Board.

 

In 2001 Motorola Government Electronics Group was sold to General Dynamics. Cathy served as Quality Director for two GD business units responsible for one billion dollars in sales. She led the Group Six Sigma program and served as an advisor to a GD corporate team on Six Sigma implementation.

 

In 2007 Cathy started her own consulting and coaching business. During that time she co-authored a book with Dr. Harry on The Great Discovery. She continues to coach and teach the Great Discovery to individuals and teams.

 

In 2011 Cathy joined Medtronic where she served as the Tempe Campus site lead for Design for Six Sigma.

 

Cathy has an undergraduate degree in BioMedical Engineering. She holds a Masters degree and PhD in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University. In 2014 she attended the first Executive Master Black Belt class and received the second EMBB certificate awarded by Dr. Harry.

Alan Leduc

Executive Master Black Belt

Six Sigma Management Institute Inc.

Alan offers a unique background that blends business and education with experience in engineering, systems analysis, manufacturing, executive management, and education. Alan was

mentored by Dr. Mikel Harry and served as Mikel’s research partner for 15 years. Alan was given EMBB #0001 as a statement of appreciation for his talents and loyalty to Mikel’s philosophy of Six Sigma.

Alan earned his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering Technology, an M.B.A. and a M.S. degree in Engineering. In addition to his diverse education, Alan also has had a diverse career.  Alan spent seven years working in the construction industry as a designer and structural engineering technician and eleven years in manufacturing holding such positions as General Foreman, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, and Engineering Manager. As an executive he held the position of V.P. and General Manager and was responsible for manufacturing, engineering, and customer service.

As a professor, Alan was awarded the Sargent Americanism Award presented by the The Society of Manufacturing Engineers to recognize faculty who have developed significant and innovative course work giving students a better understanding of manufacturing-related business skills. Won the Outstanding Paper Award in the Manufacturing Division of the America Society of Engineering Educators. With the guidance of Mikel Harry, Alan developed a Minor in Process Improvement focused on bringing Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training to undergraduate students.

Alan has work on Lean Six Sigma projects both within the U.S. and internationally. Alan is the Technical Editor for The Great Discovery Novel and developed the case study and workbooks for the Mindpro Simulated Case Study based upon Mikel's original work.

Alan's education and diverse background allows him to perform complex analysis. His background as a teacher and trainer allows him to teach others to do the same. His communication skills allow him to present findings in the language of the person to which he is communicating. Alan provides thorough solutions presented in a way that is understandable to all levels of an organization. 

Jeff Heslop

Regional President

Six Sigma Management Institute Inc.

United States of America

After ten years as a design engineer for GE Aviation, Jeff moved to full time work in continuous improvement as a Total Quality Adviser. During this time, he learned directly from some of the greatest thinkers in business and quality improvement such as Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Dr. Brian Joiner, and Dr. Don Wheeler. In 1995, he became one of the original Master Black Belts (MBB) at GE Aviation and was taught directly by Dr. Mikel Harry who co-founded Six Sigma. Jeff led the team that created the first Six Sigma training material which became a best practice for all of GE. Since that time, he has worked continually to both simplify and clarify Six Sigma training, application, and deployment.

In February, 2015, Jeff was certified to the highest level of Six Sigma certification, the Certified Executive Master Black Belt (CEMBB) through the Six Sigma Management Institute.  The certification was taught and personally mentored by Dr. Mikel Harry, co-founder of Six Sigma.  It is the "PhD" of Six Sigma certification.  The EMBB is trained to speak the language of the C-suite executives to analyze the client's financial data in order to identify the highest leverage impact projects for major business improvement.

During his years as a MBB, Mr. Heslop has trained and mentored thousands of students from around the world in LSS. This includes over 130 waves of Black Belts, Master Black Belts, company suppliers and customers, Green Belts, Design for Six Sigma Black Belts, and many executives. While providing a thorough understanding of the tools and methods, his emphasis is on the discipline and strategy of application that drive business results.

Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University and his Master’s in Statistics from Miami University of Ohio. He is a certified MBB through GE and a certified Executive MBB through Dr. Mikel Harry and the Six Sigma Management Institute.

Dr. Fabrizio Majorana

Global Director

Six Sigma Management Institute Inc.

Europe, United Kingdom and Russia

Dr. Fabrizio Majorana well known resource in Europe of Organizational Excellence and Lean Six Sigma, who has served as the Quality Leader of Ferrari enabling them to win 8 world championships by applying Six Sigma. Apart from Ferrari, Fabrizio has also been the quality leader of Maserati and served as Quality Director/COO of UniCredit group, as a MBB for General Electric and Allied Signal. He was also a member of the International Jury committee for Process Excellence award for 8 consecutive years. He has helped more than 108 companies and mentored over 230 projects across all type of industrial sectors and currently serves as the Executive Director of Six Sigma Management Institute Europe.

He is also the author of “Lean Banking” and has trained thousands of resources on Organisational Excellence and Lean Six Sigma and is the first-ever Executive Master Black Belt to be certified by Prof. Mikel J Harry in Europe

Aubrey Jones

EMBB Advisor

Six Sigma Management Institute Inc.

Latin America

Aubrey has over 30 years of experience in food, ingredient and consumer manufacturing companies.  He began his career in engineering for a large food company and progressed to leading their corporate engineering. 

 

Continuous Improvement has always been a major part of his responsibility and has become his total focus over the majority of his career. Through continuous improvement, Aubrey has helped companies realize benefits that total into the billions of dollars.  Most recently he led a continuous improvement effort for a $6B Fortune 500 company and helped them realize hundreds of millions of dollars of financial and business impact.  

 

He is a BB in Lean Six Sigma and is a certified Executive Master Black Belt in Six Sigma, trained personally by Dr. Mikel Harry.

Walter Miller

Regional President

Six Sigma Management Institute Inc.

United States of America

Walter Miller has sixteen (16) years’ experience across multiple industries such healthcare, oil/gas, telecom, banking, finance and education as a leader in LEAN Six Sigma. Walter began his career as a Program Manager to lead the effort of re-engineering the Global Product Registration workflow for Avaya (formerly Lucent Technologies) and other Fortune 500 companies such as Bank of America, Capital One, Access Midstream (formerly Chesapeake Midstream) and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Walter has captured millions of dollars in cost savings and what he likes to call “Revenue Recovery”. Walter has trained, mentored and certified hundreds of LEAN Six Sigma practitioners. Walter has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology and a MBA in Organizational Development and Leadership that’s provides him a unique eye for recognizing improvement opportunities in alignment with organization strategic goals as well as coaching leaders on change management. Walter has participated in many presentations and panel discussions to continue sharing the value of LEAN Six Sigma and other business improvement methods. Walter is actively engaged with other quality organizations such as the Oklahoma Quality Foundation and the Oklahoma Chapter of ASQ (Executive Secretary).

In August 2014, Walter Miller was mentored and certified by Dr. Mikel Harry’s first Executive Master Black Belt (EMBB) class (Graduate #0005) through the Six Sigma Management Institute. Walter wants to support your organization in developing training and providing results towards continued success through LEAN Six Sigma. 

SSMI GLOBAL OFFICES

SSMI HEAD OFFICE

Dr. Mikel J Harry Six Sigma Management Institute 

 

3370 North Hayden Road, Suite 123-320, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA

 

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SSMI ASIA

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SSMI EUROPE

Dr. Mikel J Harry Six Sigma Management Institute Europe

 

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DR. MIKEL J HARRY SIX SIGMA MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE INC.  

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