Continuous Improvement Professional, Crayola LLC, Easton, PA, USA
Joseph Antiga would consider himself a natural problem solver. He has spent the first 10 years of his career in several different roles within Crayola’s manufacturing departments. From front-line supervision to leading large teams across several processes, Joe has always relied on his natural abilities to quickly and efficiently solve problems. Joe was first introduced to Lean Six Sigma in 2012 when he received his Yellow Belt certification and served as a team member on a project that greatly reduced scrap in a plastics injection molding process. Since his introduction to Lean Six Sigma, Joe has built upon his natural abilities and has relied on “Lean thinking” to help him become a better leader, problem solver, and team member. Joe has continued his learning and anticipates receiving his Black belt later this year. In late 2015, Joe was asked to join the continuous improvement team at Crayola and since has worked on teams across the company to introduce Lean Six Sigma. Outside of work, Joe is a devoted husband and father of 2 wonderful boys.