Paul Christman

Senior Performance Improvement Consultant, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA

Paul is a Senior Performance Improvement Consultant at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He actively leads blackbelt projects throughout the hospital, provides consultative support to leaders on strategy deployment, coaches Greenbelt candidates, and serves as an instructor for our training programs.

Paul spent the bulk of his career at IBM were he received his test/electrical engineering training. During his time at IBM, he designed a formal Operator Training Package, developed and taught Mainframe final test classes. He also created a system designed to reduce defective parts and processes in the Supplier Engineering department. Paul continued to grow his skillset and experience at IBM, eventually transitioning into a Lean Transformational Coach, Facilitator, Manager and Instructor. He supported IBM improvement proposals across multiple locations before joining Dartmouth-Hitchcock in 2013.

Paul attended Penn State University and earned his A.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Lincoln Technical Institute.

He attained Master Level Lean certification in Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work and TWI, 5S, 8-Step Problem Solving and Strategy Deployment.

Paul received his Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt training from The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and his certification from the Value Institute at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He has a Master’s Certification in Project Management from George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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Conference Chair's Message

Laura Martin-Samala

Continuous Process Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner helps organizations achieve, but is also a fundamental core competency of their personal make up. That is why  innovative companies are looking for people that use the LSS way of thinking at every level. In this age of “Big Data”, “IOT” and “AI”, ... read more