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Developing processes and your value stream

Improving new process development to consistently deliver customer value


Panel Discussion
Tuesday, Oct. 19 Location Code
1:30pm-3:00pm Virtual TS/08

Times listed in EDT.


Learn from organizations that are transforming their new process development systems to effectively and efficiently deliver customer value. Hear about the challenges experienced and countermeasures employed by organizations as they improved their process development approaches.


Improvement efforts are too frequently reworked for things that should have been designed differently in the first place. Hear from companies that are taking steps to change this by focusing on setting up lean manufacturing processes and value streams from the start. During this interactive session, time will be split between hearing from the panelists in a moderator-led panel and engaging and interacting with the panelists in a live Q&A.


Tina Andres is the director of operations at TechnipFMC Schilling Robotics. Before joining TechnipFMC Schilling Robotics in 2018, she spent 27 years in automotive manufacturing. Andres has worked across seven facilities and been involved with five major product launches. She has been a people leader for 25 years and has 23 years of experience in lean manufacturing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and chemistry from Western Michigan University. 


Jaime Ogbourne is a continuous improvement manager at Pella Corporation. In his 23 yearswith Pella, he has worked in manufacturing, design, continuous improvement, process development, quality, field service and IT systems. He is currently co-leader of the lean product and process development initiative. While he is very proud of the time-to-market and volume-to-market improvements they have made, he loves the fact that when they eliminate pain and frustration in their processes they make the lives of those they work with on a daily basis better. 


Mary O’Neill is the senior vice president of lean manufacturing and HSE at Gates Industrial Corporation.  She has 30+ years of experience in operations, supply chain, lean transformation, human resources and labor relations. Before joining Gates, O’Neill held senior leadership roles at Hospira Corporation, Jarden Corporation and Delphi Corporation. She holds a bachelor’s in industrial engineering from Kettering University.



Corrie Pennington-Block is a project manager lead and lean coach for Michigan Medicine, where she facilitates groups through the lean facility design process. Her projects have included renovation of the Mott Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Hospital, the relocation of the Michigan Medicine pathology department, and her current project for a new clinical inpatient tower. Previously, she was involved in lean manufacturing and new facility design for both General Motors and Fiat Chrysler automobiles. She holds a degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan. 




Eric Ethington has a pragmatic approach to lean and 35+ years of work experience in operations, planning, marketing, engineering and strategy at Delphi, Textron and LeanShift. In 2009, Ethington founded LeanShift Consulting, focusing on developing others to be lean leaders and transform their organizations. He holds a bachelor’s in industrial engineering from the GMI Engineering & Management Institute and an MBA in operations from the University of Michigan. He is the co-author of a forthcoming book on lean process development due out the fall of 2021.