Black Belt, Master Black Belt, and Green Belt Refresher Workshop
Conference Chair's Message
This year’s conference is focused on making sure we are “continuing” our journey as practitioners. Whatever your level of experience, you will learn new concepts, new perspectives and network with the best in the industry.
Bryan Collins, MBB, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA, USA
Bryan Collins is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is instrumental in coaching, mentoring and supporting the Kaiser Permanente organization. Bryan comes to Kaiser with over 15 years of experience, delivering results for various clients and organizations such as McKesson, Microsoft Corp., IBM, General Motors, Amazon.com, NBC Universal, Comcast, Time Warner Inc., United Parcel Service, AT&T, Sprint, and ABB, to name a few.
Bryan has served as a key liaison between business and technology providers, forging business ideas into concrete requirements and solutions, focusing the majority of his time helping clients to improve business/financial processes (HR, Finance, Accounting, Payroll, Logistics, Supply Chain Management). Bryan is skilled at implementing software systems and efficient business and IT controls, establishing effective documentation, and ensuring compliance with regulatory obligations. He is a highly motivated business partner with a reputation as a dynamic, innovative professional with a proven track record in designing, developing, and delivering successful cost-effective, high-performance business processes, technology and information systems solutions for his clients.
Bryan holds a BS and an MS in Computer Information Systems and holds his Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP), and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (CSSMBB) certifications. Also, Bryan is an active member of the National Association of Black Accountants.
Thomas J VanEimeren, is an accomplished Lean Sigma Black Belt & holds the position of Global Lean Sigma Continuous Process Improvement Manager for Arrow Electronics, Global Business Operations.
Thomas currently leads Arrows’ world class 5S program managing and mentoring 75 Global 5S facility leaders and owner of the Global Dashboard. Thomas drives lean sigma deployment globally inclusive of leading, consulting, mentoring & coaching leaders of tactical & strategic transformational improvement projects within Arrow's global business operations. Thomas is always developing innovative tools and pioneering approaches for lean sigma to drive excitement, deeper engagement and culture transformation. Thomas was project leader of two award winning CPI programs: Arrow Lean Sigma Global Olympics & Arrow’s Lean Sigma Drones. Both achieving back to back (2016 & 2017) Lean Sigma Innovation of the Year awards at the Lean and Six Sigma World Conference. These programs continue to gain momentum & continue to generate excellent results for Arrow. Thomas has been Arrow’s Global Lean Sigma continuous process improvement leader for the last 10 years of his 22-year tenure with the company. He has led over 220 continuous process improvement events during that time. He is a member of the Lean Benchmarking Council, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and APICS
Thomas was recognized and published as number 21 in the “Top 25 Global Lean Sigma Practitioners”, May 2016 issue of The Lean Management Journal a global business-improvement magazine covering lean, operational excellence and continuous improvement
Thomas resides in Mesa, AZ with his wife & identical twin 11yr old boys. When not getting people excited about Lean & Six Sigma, Thomas enjoys travelling, coaching his sons’ tackle & flag football teams, doing charitable work & riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle to and from the office.