LEAN SIX SIGMA WORLD CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Leigh Ann Schildmeier
President, Park Avenue Solutions, Fishers, IN, USA
Leigh Ann Schildmeier specializes in implementing continuous improvement and risk mitigation strategies that help clients increase efficiency, improve quality and service, and increase profits. A frequent speaker and coach on process improvement topics, Leigh Ann is a certified Lean Practitioner, a Six Sigma Black Belt, and an experienced Kata Coach. She earned an MBA from Anderson University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering degree from Purdue and has worked with Lean Six Sigma since her undergraduate studies. Leigh Ann went on to learn the Lean “Kaizen” approach under coaching from the prestigious Harris Lean Systems, authors of “Creating Continuous Flow” and “Making Materials Flow”.
Leigh Ann is president of Park Avenue Solutions, the process improvement consulting firm that she founded in 2005. With more than 20 years of experience, she has used her expertise to create value for businesses across multiple industries. Leigh Ann has applied Lean in companies with results in shop floor improvements, administrative improvement activities, and non-traditional events such as improvements to the hiring process. She continues her Lean Six Sigma journey through Park Avenue Solutions, working with her team in diverse market sectors from manufacturing to healthcare to business services.
Leigh Ann is active in the local community where she is the Section Chair for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) for East Central Indiana (serving the Muncie area) and Region 9 Deputy Director. She is also a sponsoring member of Women & Hi Tech and a member of the Wabash Valley Lean Network. Leigh Ann is also an Advisory Board Member for Purdue Polytechnic Anderson and has championed bringing the trades back to high school by serving on the Anderson High School Manufacturing Advisory Board.
Leigh Ann is married with and has two Beagles. She is a foodie, avid golfer, car enthusiast, Reds Baseball fan, and a loyal Purdue Boilermaker.