Richard J. Titus, Ph.D.

Principal and Adjunct Faculty, Titus Consulting and Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA

Richard Titus started his Lean Six Sigma journey in 1998 as a Wave I Master Black Belt at Ingersoll-Rand. Since then he has led or participated on five successful large-scale deployments around the world and worked at more than 50 companies supporting Lean Six Sigma projects. Rich’s broad experience ranges from hands-on leadership of continuous improvement and Lean initiatives in multiple industries to teaching in a variety of academic and corporate environments. He has worked with dozens of organizations directing their Six Sigma Process improvement and Lean Enterprise deployments, training and project management efforts working on hundreds of projects. These organizations represent a wide range of industries including defense, energy and consumer products with products varying from highly engineered low volume to high volume consumer products. Improvement projects for these organizations have focused on areas which include: risk analysis for sales, marketing and procurement; cycle time improvements for variety of support service processes; design of experiments for process optimization; human resources; supply chain design; inventory management; safety and worker’s compensation; sales and marketing; information systems projects; measurement systems analysis for service and manufacturing; manufacturing defect reduction on a variety of assembly and testing processes. Estimated savings for these organizations exceeds $50+MM savings.

In August of 2000 Rich began teaching as a Visiting Instructor in the Management Department of Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics following a 20-year career at Ingersoll-Rand. Mr. Titus has taught Manufacturing Operations and Organizational Behavior courses, Design of Experiments, and graduate courses including Transportation and Logistics and Applied Supply Chain models. He is currently an adjunct instructor at Lehigh and has taught as a guest lecturer in the Six Sigma Minor Program at Penn State University, where he is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

Rich and his wife Lisa, reside in Bethlehem, PA and have two adult daughters.-