Clint Lancaster

Sr. Engineer, Plant Quality, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Kansas City, MO, USA


• Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, managed/participated in high impact projects. Harley Davidson’s First Pass Yield improvement Project realizing over $250K cost of quality savings; wheels sub-assembly to reduce cosmetic issues and high reject rate, realizing a 40% drop ($324K to $199K) in scrap rate from 1st Quarter 2016 to 2nd Quarter 2016 while Cosmetic issues dropped significantly. Several others available.

• Published and presented Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Paper 2009-01-2833

• Led industry team to develop a recommended practice for paint and finish performance identifying relevant ASTM test procedures and performance criteria

• Currently leads the KC Plant Quality department and staff for second shift (15+ direct reports - NCM, Metrology - Fab & Assembly, Torque Auditors, Final Vehicle Auditors, QE’s and Quality Techs)


Sr. Engineer, Plant Quality 2017 to Present

Manufacturing Quality Engineer 2015 to 2017

Harley-Davidson Motor Company - Kansas City, MO

Quality & Manufacturing Engineer 2014 – 2015

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, contracted from M&M Quality Solutions - Kansas City, MO

Director, Technical and Engineering Services 2006 to 2013

National Association of Trailer Manufacturers - Topeka, KS

Inspector and Investigator, Chief of Administration/Quality Analyst 1992-1995

U. S. Marine Corps, Office of the Inspector General - Washington, D.C.

Sr. Enlisted-Amphibious Assault Unit 1990 - 1992- Desert Storm, Kuwait, Iraq, Bangladesh, Philippines, Asian Pacific


• Master of Business Administration (MBA), Webster University, 1999

• Master of Arts in Management, Webster University, 1993

• Bachelor of Science, Industrial Management, University of Maryland, 1990

• Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP) H-D KC, 2016

• Commercial Vehicle Braking System, SAE Dearborn MI, Dec 2011

• Tire and Wheel Safety Issues, SAE Dearborn MI, Apr 2007

• Automotive Lighting: Testing and Requirements, SAE Dearborn MI, June 2007

• Advance Manufacturing, University of Missouri, Rolla 200


• Certified Manufacturing Engineer (SME #44116810), Society of Manufacturing Engineers

• Certified Quality Engineer (CQE #52828), American Society for Quality

• Certified Advanced Manufacturing Specialist (CAMS), University of Missouri, Rolla 2005

• Six Sigma Black Belt, AMSTP, Missouri Enterprise & University of Missouri, Rolla 2005

• LEAN Manufacturing, AMSTP, Missouri Enterprise & University of Missouri, Rolla 2004


Have traveled to several foreign countries and understand diversity. H-D Black Award 2018. Personal military honors include: Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (awarded twice), Navy Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal (awarded twice)

Affiliations- Member of American Society for Quality, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Society of Automotive Engineers Committees (SAE). Within the SAE Specialized Vehicle & Equipment Council (SVEC) assigned as the chair of a committee to revise SAE Standards. A member of the SAE Motorcycle Committee developing industry standards within our industry.

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Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

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.

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